The Loh Down On Science

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Future brides, instead of following your heart, listen to your feet!??

This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying, at least notice if they're cold.??

That's because UCLA researchers say when it comes to tying the knot, women's cold feet might just mean their owners are destined for divorce.??

The scientists administered individual questionnaires to over 200 newlywed couples. They asked about everything from marital satisfaction to premarital doubts. They then followed up with the couples every six months for four years.??

Turns out fully two-thirds of partners reported reluctance about taking the plunge.  But, at the end of the four years, divorce rates for women with prewedding jitters were two-and-a-half times higher than for women with no hesitations.

Among men, while nearly half reported uncertainty about walking down the aisle, those concerns did not predict impending divorce.??  Meaning that while pre-wedding misgivings are common, they shouldn’t be ignored.  Especially if you’re female. ??

As for worrying about the catering, though, that’s normal.  No one--even a divorced person--deserves vegan quesadillas.  And thank you.

<em>The Loh Down on Science</em> is produced by LDOS Media Lab, with 89.3 KPCC Pasadena, California. And made possible by the generous support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.


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