Remember "Would You Rather...?" It was that rousing game of choice that you loved to hate when everyone insisted on playing it at summer camp or on field trip bus rides. The premise is simple: Participants must decide between two prompts they find more desirable, or less deplorable, depending on how you look at it. The zanier or more unfortunate the answer means the better game.
Here are some Brides-themed examples:
Such a fun game, right? Well, we were all light-hearted giggles, too, until we stumbled upon the results of another wedding-focused game on The Tylt. This social polling and opinion platform specifically targeted towards millennials wants opinions on everything from "Is health care a human right?" to "Is 'International House of Burgers' a stupid name change?" But before today, they also dared to ask, "Would you rather be in your BFF’s wedding or get a free month of rent?"
Um, maybe we're taking this particularly hard given our work environment, but 44 PERCENT OF Y'ALL WOULD TAKE THE MONEY OVER ATTENDING THE MARRIAGE OF YOUR BEST FRIEND! 😱 C'mon, people! That is dangerously close to half!
Perhaps most of these 2,200 responders were from the NYC or San Francisco area where rents tend to be astronomical at best, but that's still a pretty crazy percentage. In other nuptial-related polling, The Tylt learned that when questioned, "Would you rather have a big expensive wedding or small low-cost wedding?" that 79 percent of participants said #SmallWeddingsRule.
Despite all the costly concerns, it's interesting to note that an overwhelming majority claimed that being a wedding guest is not too expensive. On average, wedding guests can expect to spend $728 between travel, hotels, gifts, clothes and other incidentals, but 91.5 percent of poll-takers still chose #SupportYourFriends over #Don'tMakeMePay.
Since $728 sounds a lot like a month's worth of living expenses for much of the country, we're not quite sure how this math works out. Regardless, we're happy to hear most millennials think romance > rent.
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If you do happen to be in that 44 percent, as The Tylt points out, "At the very least, you could get your BFF a nice present to make up for not being in their wedding."