What are the odds you’ll be struck by lightning or win the lottery? The answer is 1 in 960,000, 1 in 13,983,816 respectively. Interesting statistics. If you browse the “The Book of Odds” a collection of stats that rule everyday life, there are some intriguing odds.
From a wedding and marriage standpoint, here are a few that we at Perfect Muslim Wedding found to be interesting. These numbers are for the wider U.S. population, but we believe in some way shape or form they are mirrored in the Muslim community.
|Where and how people met (% people dating)||Men||Women|
|At a bar, club, restaurant||16||18|
|Through work as client||8||10|
|In a primary or secondary school||9||8|
|In a non church social group||7||7|
|In the neighborhood||6||12|
|On a blind date||3||3|
|At a private party||14||10|
|In a public space||14||10|
This correlates with an earlier Perfect Muslim Wedding Survey which showed that most people met through family and friends and not online. You can skip the line item about bars and instead of church think masjid.
Here are some more interesting ones.
|Why get married?||Men||Women|
|For Love||1 in 1.2||1 in 1.2|
|Right time in life||1 in 2.2||1 in 2.5|
|Not wanting to be alone||1 in 4.4||1 in 5.6|
|Practical Reasons||1 in 5.6||1 in 6.3|
|Wanting Children||1 in 6.3||1 in 7.7|
|Got them out of a bad situation||1 in 50||1 in 25|
Hmm, get out of a bad situation, what could that be?
|Age at first marriage||Men||Women|
|20||1 in 21.7||1 in 7.6|
|25||1 in 3.2||1 in 2.1|
|30||1 in 1.7||1in 1.4|
|35||1in 1.3||1in 1.2|
The median marriage age for men is 27 and 25 for women in the larger US population.
|Why People Stay Married||%|
|Both spouses live to their commitment||61|
|Too much trouble to end marriage||12|
We love this one, not only do we want to encourage perfect weddings but also healthy marriages. Thoughts, comments?