Twice As Likely To Marry The First Partner You Live With

Nine out of 10 Germans living together with their first or second partner either get married or separate within five years after moving in, according to a new study from The University of Cologne.

It is now considered normal to live with multiple partners during a lifetime, however the researchers suggest that living with your first or second partner creates a make or break situation. While 90% get married or break up, you’re actually twice as likely to tie the knot than finish the relationship.

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“Our study suggests that despite the increasing popularity of unmarried cohabitation and the rise in partnership instability, there is not a loss in the importance of marriage,” says Dr Nicole Hiekel from the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS).

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