Ever thought about getting married on a day that already has a special significance? Don't do it.
A recent study by the University of Melbourne found that weddings that took place on Valentine's Day or special-number dates, like 9/9/99 or 1/2/03, were 18-36% more likely to end in divorce than on a regular wedding date.
Entitled 'Not Your Lucky Day: Romantically and Numerically Special Wedding Date Divorce Risks', the report found that these special day weddings were incredibly popular, with five times more weddings taking place on these dates than on unremarkable ones.
However, one of the report's authors, Professor David Ribar, said that it's not the date itself that determines the likelihood of divorce, but rather it reveals more about the couple.
People who got married on special dates were more likely to have been married before and more likely to have children already... We also found that spouses who married on special dates were less alike, in terms of education and ages, than spouses who married on ordinary dates.
Still, that's put us right off our Valentine's Day wedding plan.