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Weddings and Marriage

This is a poll for anyone who is or hopes to be married. If you have soured on the whole idea of marriage or have no intention of ever getting hitched, this probably isn't for you. Go ahead and sound off on the comments anyway, if you want.

First, what is your gender?

54% (40) Male
43% (32) Female
2% (2) Flexible on this point

74 voters have answered this question.

And age range?

17% (13) Under 18
20% (15) 18-21
25% (19) 22-29
13% (10) 30-39
6% (5) 40-49
12% (9) 50-59
4% (3) 60+

74 voters have answered this question.

Are you currently married?

41% (31) Yes, in a heterosexual marriage
4% (3) Yes, in a same-sex marriage
44% (33) No, but I want to be in a heterosexual marriage
6% (5) No, but I want to be in a homosexual marriage
2% (2) No, and I never want to be married

74 voters have answered this question.

If you are married, did you or your spouse change your last name?

2% (2) Nope
24% (18) Yes, I did
22% (17) Yes, my spouse did
0% (0) We both changed our last name
0% (0) I started using a hyphenated last name
0% (0) My spouse started using a hyphenated last name
1% (1) We both started using a hyphenated last name
48% (36) Never married

74 voters have answered this question.

If you changed your name due to a marriage and later got divorced, did you change your name back?

9% (7) Yes
22% (17) No
67% (50) Never changed my name

74 voters have answered this question.

Which statements do you agree with regarding name changes?

5% (4) This is a silly tradition and causes too much confusion. No one should ever change their name.
36% (27) Women should be required to change their last name
2% (2) Men should be required to change their last name
5% (4) Women should adopt a hyphenated last name
4% (3) Men should adopt a hyphenated last name
9% (7) Blended last names (i.e. both partners change their last names) are just too confusing and should never be allowed
6% (5) Blended last names are pretty cool and should be encouraged
52% (39) This is an intensely personal matter. No rules or laws should apply other than the couples' own conscience.
14% (11) Any other thoughts?

74 voters have answered this question.

If you are currently married, how long? _____

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28 voters have answered this question.

If you are/were a bride or plan to marry a woman, what items would she be wearing for the wedding?

75% (43) Wedding gown
24% (14) Long sleeves on the gown
19% (11) High neck on the gown
35% (20) Veil covering the face
17% (10) Veil not covering the face
3% (2) A partial veil only covering eyes maybe nose
43% (25) High heels
42% (24) Bridal gloves
24% (14) Bridal slippers
19% (11) Something blue
15% (9) Tiara
42% (24) Garter
0% (0) Non-traditional colors
7% (4) A costume. Like what?
7% (4) A traditional/ethnic outfit.
3% (2) Nice clothing, but nothing special
0% (0) Just street clothing
3% (2) Men's clothing
28% (16) Something else?

57 voters have answered this question.

If you are/were a groom or plan to marry a man, what items would he be wearing for the wedding?

51% (27) Tuxedo
23% (12) Regular suit
25% (13) Bow tie
23% (12) Regular tie
1% (1) Bolo tie
13% (7) Boutineer
15% (8) Gloves
17% (9) Top hat
1% (1) Some other kind of hat
53% (28) Dress shoes
0% (0) Sneakers
3% (2) A traditional/ethnic outfit
1% (1) A costume. Like what?
1% (1) Business casual, but nothing fancy
0% (0) Street clothes
5% (3) Women's clothing
30% (16) Something else?

52 voters have answered this question.

What kind of wedding would be ideal for you?

27% (20) A formal religious ceremony
20% (15) A big, traditional ceremony
31% (23) A small, but still traditional service
4% (3) Something big, but informal
8% (6) Something small and informal
0% (0) A city hall or courthouse wedding
4% (3) A destination wedding. Where?
5% (4) A theme wedding. What theme?
0% (0) A holiday wedding. Which holiday?

74 voters have answered this question.

Optional: Describe your ideal wedding (feel free to post in the comments, too)

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21 voters have answered this question.

Did or do you make it a point to watch wedding shows on TV or go to bridal expos?

9% (7) Yes, absolutely
13% (10) Only prior to my wedding to get ideas
9% (7) I will never admit it publicly, but ummm... yeah
67% (50) Nope
0% (0) The thing is, I work in the wedding industry, so I don't have much choice

74 voters have answered this question.

Do you believe in divorce?

43% (32) Yes. You should never be with someone who makes you unhappy
16% (12) Yes, but only in very specific situations like adultery, abuse or illegal activities
10% (8) Generally no, but I can accept it if my spouse would do something highly illegal
29% (22) No. Couples get married for a reason and should work through any issue

74 voters have answered this question.

Do you agree with same-sex marriage

62% (46) Yes
21% (16) No
16% (12) No, but I have no interest in trying to stop it either

74 voters have answered this question.

Do you consider yourself to be very religious?

16% (12) Very religious
24% (18) Somewhat religious
18% (14) Spiritual, but not religious
6% (5) I don't think much about religion one way or the other
33% (25) Decidedly not religious

74 voters have answered this question.

What religion are you?

9% (7) Fundamental/evangelical/charasmatic Protestant
5% (4) Mainline Protestant
6% (5) Liberal Protestant
17% (13) Catholic
2% (2) Mormon
0% (0) Amish/Mennonite
1% (1) Eastern Orthodox
4% (3) Other Christian
0% (0) Orthodox Jewish
1% (1) Conservative Jewish
1% (1) Reform Jewish
0% (0) Sunni Muslim
0% (0) Shia Muslim
0% (0) Other Muslim
0% (0) Bahá’í
0% (0) Hindu
2% (2) Buddhist
0% (0) Shinto
0% (0) Wicca
0% (0) Native religion
1% (1) Taoism
6% (5) Some other religion
16% (12) Atheist
13% (10) Agnostic
9% (7) Prefer not to say

74 voters have answered this question.

If you are or plan to be married, what things have your or would you change for your spouse?

41% (31) Give up bad habits (smoking, drinking, gambling, etc...)
56% (42) Have children
31% (23) Dress better or worse. What did or would you change?
31% (23) Gain or lose weight
27% (20) Change diet
27% (20) Change job
51% (38) Move to a new city, state or country
18% (14) Give up your old friends
28% (21) Wear specific jewelry other than a wedding band
25% (19) Get a tattoo
10% (8) Change political party
10% (8) Pick a new favorite sports team
50% (37) "Experiment"
33% (25) Listen to music that you normally would not enjoy
51% (38) Surrender control of finances partially or completely
28% (21) Anything else significant that you have or would change?

74 voters have answered this question.

Would you ever participate in an arranged marriage?

75% (56) Never
6% (5) Yes, I am looking forward to it
6% (5) Yes, but I am dreading it
10% (8) Yes, and it worked out great for us
0% (0) Yes, and it was a disaster

74 voters have answered this question.

For married and engaged people only: What do you fight about the most?

17% (6) Money
5% (2) Division of household chores
8% (3) How to raise kids
22% (8) The bad habits of one or both spouses
11% (4) Amount of time that one or both spends at work
5% (2) Another man or woman
28% (10) Something else

35 voters have answered this question.

Optional: Finally, this is your chance to share any other thoughts on weddings and marriage. Remember that only the person who created this poll can see these answers, so I hope that you will post thoughts in the comments, too.

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18 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2014-09-16 03:35:58 by idiotocracy
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