Apparently, Sex Before Marriage Is Still Taboo (and More New Surprising Wedding Stats!)

Sex Before Marriage Study

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Should a bride and groom wait until their wedding night before having sex? A new study says yes, revealing that many Americans are still very traditional when it comes to their thoughts on matrimony.

The latest study from The Harris Poll surveyed 2,300 adults on their ideas about wedding traditions and their overall attitude on the ceremony. It turned out that over 50 percent of those polled believe that newlyweds shouldn't hit the sack before they say "I do".

Those polled in the survey were even less at odds on the tradition of the groom asking the bride's father/parents for permission before popping the big question (70%), as well as the idea of the bride and groom spending the night before their wedding apart (74%).

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In a time of change with so many age-old notions being turned on their heads, this survey shows that there is a desire to hold on to many of the established marriage traditions. This is probably due to ideals that have been passed down through generations, but it's pretty shocking for these standards to ring true in a time when options are boundless.

Sure, less than 3,000 people can hardly reveal the sentiments of an entire country, but perhaps we're a bit more conventional than we previously thought.

What do you think: Do these stats surprise you? Sound off on Twitter. Tweet us @BRIDES.

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