Liverpool crowned the happiest marriage capital in the UK

Born, bred and based in Liverpool it’s something we already knew but it’s now official … Liverpool has been crowned the happiest marriage capital of the UK!

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To celebrate Beaverbrooks 100 year birthday, they asked the Nation to get involved in a survey of British couples which confirmed 48% of us Scousers class ourselves as having an extremely happy marriage compared to a national average of 38%.

It was also revealed Liverpudlian couples spent the most quality time together at 27 hours per week and 48% tell their other half they love them every single day … and anyone who has been to a family do with Liverpudlians can probably vouch for this as you all know it takes a good half hour to leave a party with all the hugs and kisses that go hand in hand with Scouse families 🙂


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Top 10 cities with the happiest marriages:

  1. Liverpool – 48%
  2. Nottingham – 47%
  3. Plymouth – 44%
  4. Cardiff – 43%
  5. London – 43%
  6. Sheffield – 42%
  7. Stoke on Trent – 42%
  8. Leeds – 41%
  9. Newcastle – 41%
  10. Oxford – 41%

The survey also asked couples to reveal the secrets of a happy marriage … and we think they make sound sense to us!

Top 20 secrets of a happy marriage:

  1. Know when to apologise – 46%
  2. Be reliable – 46%
  3. Never take each other forgranted – 44%
  4. Say ‘I love you’ regularly – 43%
  5. Always find time for each other – 43%
  6. Learn to agree to disagree – 42%
  7. Always kiss goodbye – 42%
  8. Kiss regularly – 41%
  9. Share the household burden – 41%
  10. Always share a bed – 40%
  11. Share a sense of humour – 39%
  12. Know that your friendship is the most important thing – 38%
  13. Really listen to each other – 38%
  14. Forget the bad, remember the good – 35%
  15. Never have secrets – 34%
  16. Share special experiences – 33%
  17. Hold hands in public – 32%
  18. Always tell the truth, even if it will hurt – 30%
  19. Have in-jokes – 30%
  20. Never go to sleep on an argument – 26%

So there you have it, always apologise and never, ever go to sleep on an argument and you will have a long and happy marriage.


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Give your marriage a head start and come along to The Liverpool & North West Wedding Show 21/22 September where you meet lots of exhibitors from Liverpool and all over the North West and beyond to help you plan your happy day.

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