Preparing for a wedding is certainly stressful, which is why a lot of couples will take a nice long honeymoon after it’s over in order to relax and regroup. And while some couples may not have the money or time to take that post-wedding vaca, a new report suggests people really should.
- A new survey by Honeyfund suggests that couples who travel together and take a honeymoon are happier in the long run.
- 84% of couples who describe their marital relationship as “excellent” say they travel together regularly.
- 90% who have taken three or more romantic trips since their honeymoon describe their relationship as “good” or “excellent.”
- But 78% of couples who describe their marital satisfaction as “not so good” say they do not travel together regularly.
- The reason why couples who travel together are happier could be because most say the main reason they do it is to spend quality time together.
- Of those couples who did take a honeymoon, 59% of those who have been married for 11 years or more say their marital satisfaction is “excellent.”
- But only 35% of those who didn’t take a honeymoon and have been married for 11 years or more say the same.
As for who is more likely to go on a honeymoon, the poll finds:
- Illinois (91%), New York (80%), North Carolina (80%) and Florida (79%) are the states with the most honeymooners.
- While Kentucky (45%), Texas (27%), California (27%) and Virginia (26%) are the states with the least honeymooners.
- 88% of those who make $100,000 or more have gone on a honeymoon, compared to 64% of those who make under $50,000.
So if honeymoons and travel are key to happiness, what is keeping people from doing it more?
- Well, not surprising, the top reason is finances (48%), followed by:
- Concerns about COVID (33%)
- Childcare challenges (33%)
- Busy schedules (26%)