(The Telegraph) Girls fall out of love with fairytale weddings
The prospect of walking down the aisle at a white wedding has long been portrayed as every little girl’s dream.
But a wide-ranging study of children’s attitudes to life has found that today’s girls are increasingly sceptical about the idea of marriage – in stark contrast to boys.
Polling for the Girl Guides found that only a small minority view finding a husband as a mark of success and less than half of girls still see marriage as the “best” kind of relationship.
Meanwhile less than a third of girls believe that married couples together make better parents than unmarried people, a suggestion that a clear majority of girls disagree with.
Their scepticism about marriage comes in marked contrast with more traditional attitudes displayed by boys who continued to view it as an aspiration.