UK singles are changing the perceived value of friendships, relationships, and marriage. Singles are placing more importance on friendships, making marriage less of a priority, and want institutions and society to recognise it.
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UK singles are changing the perceived value of friendships, relationships, and marriage. Singles are placing more importance on friendships, making marriage less of a priority, and want institutions and society to recognize it. What’s more, they’re also reclaiming the image of the single, changing it from the traditional sad singleton to the proud, financially liberated, and positive individual.
Singles in the UK are putting friendship first and love second. They’re redefining an often overlooked relationship.
Singles keep their friends close—and in many cases closer than even their own family.
Mates are for life, but perhaps not love, according to the majority of UK singles.
% of Singles Who Say Friendships Last Longer Than Romantic Relationship
89% East Anglia
86% North East
73% West Midlands
With their friends so important to them, many singles are mixing friendships with their finances.
Commitment to one’s mates, or “mate-trimony,” is becoming as important as marriage to UK singles.
Singles are reinventing the Bridget Jones image and are now embracing the adventure and spontaneity of single life.
For many financially liberated and positive singles, marriage is no longer the priority.
SOURCE: BASED ON A SURVEY OF 2000 SINGLE UK ADULTS CARRIED OUT FOR CONFUSED.COM
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