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Most married Americans say they wed right person

A Marist poll showed that 97 percent of men and 94 percent of women are convinced the found the one, a finding which surprised researchers because of the country's high divorce rate.

"There are clearly people who think things are going very well, but it may not turn out that way," said Lee M. Miringoff, director of the Marist College Poll.

About one third of marriages in the United States end in divorce before the 10th anniversary, according to national data from the Centers for Disease Controls in Atlanta.

Ninety seven percent of people in the Midwest and western regions of the country were confident they chose the right person, followed 96 percent in the south and 90 percent in the northeast.

One hundred percent of people aged 18 to 29 said they married the right person.

Although most people think they made the right choice, only 66 percent of those who are married said they believed in soul mates, the idea that two people are destined to be together.

Young adults 29 years old or younger, people in households earning less than $50,000, and those living in the south were most likely to believe in the concept.

"Although two thirds buy into the notion of destiny, a third does not. The idyllic view of marriage doesn't hold for everyone," Miringoff said.

The findings are based on a telephone survey of 1,004 adults, including 530 people who were married.

readers' comments
Do you believe what most USAmericans say ? I don't.
As far as I know of them, they are good at little sweet talks infront of you. That's why some SPGs fall for such people.
At the same time, since they are already married to their partners, what else can they say ?
Try asking Tiger - he too would probably tell you that he found his marriage partner the right person - then, esp before the exposure of his affairs.
Posted by Ssquirrel on Wed, 11 Aug 2010 at 11:29 AM

It's wonderful to have found the right partner!
Posted by Forum goddess on Wed, 11 Aug 2010 at 10:46 AM
Some marriages are made in heaven, if you happen to fall into this category you have my utmost admiration!
Posted by heavenlyangel on Wed, 11 Aug 2010 at 05:45 AM
While I do not believe in destiny. As an American I do agree that I married the right women. I can also state she is indeed my soulmate.

She is not the typical American women. She could never be as she immigrated from the Philippines. After that the rest is history.
Posted by d_labedz on Wed, 11 Aug 2010 at 02:59 AM

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