Research reveals men more eager to marry than women

31 Jan 2018

A survey by European rail pass provider My Interrail has found that modern men are more eager to get married than women.

Image: Rebekah Howell via Unsplash

Research by My Interrail, which saw 2,000 adults surveyed, revealed that women would prefer to wait until more than two years and seven months have passed before being proposed to. Contrarily, men tend to wait just two years and four months before asking for their partner’s hand in marriage.

This data could explain why one third of those who took part in the study thought their proposal ‘could have gone better’, and why one in ten of participants described their proposal as ‘disastrous’. The survey also revealed that one in three would have liked the proposal to have taken place in a ‘more romantic location’, with one in four stating they’d have liked to enjoy their favourite view while being proposed to and one in five saying they’d have liked to become engaged on a beach.

Philip Barnard, international manager at Rail Delivery Group said: “As our findings reveal, most people think it’s a good idea to propose when on holiday, so they may even use it as an opportunity to get engaged to their loved one. Travelling by rail in Europe opens up lots of fantastic opportunities for people, helping them to explore, meet new people and make memories”.  

More than half of the adults surveyed felt it was a good idea to propose while travelling with your loved one, whether on holiday or just on a weekend away. While Paris has long been considered the city of love, the research named Venice as the top destination for proposals, followed by the Lake District and Rome.

Philip Barnard added: “By working in partnership with the railway companies in Europe we are able to help customers explore over 10,000 destinations with just one train pass. Travelling around Europe using either Interrail Global or One Country Pass helps customers to save money on their journeys. The money they save can then be used on making the most of the areas they’re travelling to.”

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