Bad PR: Marriages Go Stale After A Decade!

Bad news for married couples today, as researchers have shown that marriages go stale after 10 years 11 months? From the Mail (amongst others):

Couples may feel relieved to make it past the ‘seven-year itch’ without marital strife.

But it seems their problems may only just be starting.

Married couples begin to grow bored with each other after ten years and 11 months, according to researchers.

Researchers indeed, but who funded the survey? Well, the full press release is here:

In fact the study of 3,000 married people shows six in 10 often feel they need to be reminded why they married their partner in the first place.

A spokesman for said: ”Ten years is a long time to be committed to just one person, and it is easy to become complacent when you’re stuck in the same routine day in and day out. – presumably they’re some kind of marriage guidance website? Or relationship psychologists? Or even just a company set up to gather reliable, independent data on how love lives play out in today’s world? Let’s see from their website:

The discreet extramarital dating service for married men and women. – we’re everything you imagined us to be.

Yep, it’s a place for finding your sexy bit-on-the side.

So, to clarify, research from a company who specialise in getting you someone to fill the needs your spouse no longer fulfils suggests that your spouse will soon no longer fulfil your needs. Look out for it in a news cycle near you.

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  1. #1 by Rob McD on October 26, 2010 - 15:03

    Them again? Well they’ve just lost potential trade from me. My seven year itch is due next year but now I can wait another 4 years 11 months before I have to be unfaithful and risk an 80% chance of being dumped…

  2. #2 by Nate Stamness on October 26, 2010 - 15:59

    Great, just as my 7 year anniversary rolls around, I find that my adultery has to be pushed back almost 4 years.

    -I’d like to make the observation that it’s an oddly specific demographic to go for. Do you think the author of the article had a friend who was caught cheating and aske him to write up soome kind of get out of jail free card?

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