Published on October 8th, 2012 | by Genevieve0
Modern wedding vow survey: ‘no flirtatious following or friending’
“I promise to be true to you through sickness and health and to always be faithful, including no flirtatious following or friending on Facebook.”
If you’re in a relationship or have tied the knot any time in the last five years then you’ll probably identify with at least some of the more unusual finds from Australian life insurance company InsuranceLine’s survey. The company surveyed 1,200 Australians and asked them to choose the 10 “most relevant” vows from a list of both traditional and modern vows.
There were the old faithfuls, such as “til death do us part” (only 66% of people said they’d include this) to the more modern “let us join our bank accounts” (45% agreed with this.) A massive 70% of women and 60% of men said they support the digital faithfulness vow of “to be faithful including no flirtatious following or friending” on social media, while 14% of women and 21% of men would vow to “submit” to their spouse and only 18% of women and 27% of men would vow to “obey.”
Eighth choice among women and ninth choice among men was “to share child rearing equally” and overall 23% of respondents said that spouses should be committed to keeping up their looks while married.
They’re the main results then, are you convinced? If you’re planning to revive the age-old nuptial traditions with your own take on things be sure to let us know- send us a tweet or post on our Facebook page!