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The key to marital bliss

If you are looking for a successful and happy marriage then the key is for the bride to be five years younger than the groom, cleverer than the groom and both the bride and groom should be from the same cultural background. Researchers from the Geneva School of Business state that if you adhere to the points above then you are 1/5 more likely to have a successful marriage. One of the most famous couple in the country, The Queen and Prince Phillip fit the bill perfectly. They are both from a royalty background with Prince Phillip being a member of both the Greek and Danish royal families. It appears that The Queen is more intelligent as the Prince makes silly jokes sometimes. The Queen is also 4 years 10 months younger than Prince Phillip. 1,074 couples were assessed in the study conducted by Nguyen Vi Cao. She said “if people follow these guidelines in choosing their partners they can increase their chances of a happy, long marriage by up to 20%.” The report concluded that the bride should be 27% more intelligent than her husband and should hold a degree whereas the groom should not have a degree.

Another report out yesterday suggested that you are the most happiest 2 years and 11 months and eight days after walking down the aisle. 4,000 couples took part in the study. Carol Richardson from Confetti who carried out the study said “our research has revealed the exact moment into married life British couples are most content. Three years after walking down the aisle and everything seems to come together – making each other laugh the most and cuddle up in front of the TV. They’ll also spend the longest amount of quality time together each evening and make small gestures like offering to cook dinner and help with the washing up. But there’s no reason why you can’t have a long and happy marriage if you stick to the guidelines our study also revealed. We’re found the secret to the happiest time together isn’t about big, expensive and lavish gifts but being there for each other to share special moments.”

When you decide to get married be sure to take out comprehensive wedding insurance. E&L offer wedding insurance online from £19.50. You will be covered for redundancy, supplier deposits, wedding attire plus much more. Visit www.eandl.co.uk/wedding for more information or to get an instant quote.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1255051/Marital-bliss-likely-bride-cleverer-years-younger-background-groom.html, 3rd March 2010

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