A third of Japanese not interested in marriage – survey

6 years ago by in Entertainment

A recent survey by the magazine Joshi Spa! (Women’s Spa!) showed that 33 percent of almost 40,000 respondents are not interested in getting married.

The magazine surveyed 37,610 people and organized the results on age groups. The largest group of people who had no interest in marriage was in their 30s, with 40.5 percent of them refusing to tie the knot.

“If you are single, you can use your money exactly as you like, and no matter how much you spend on your hobbies or interests, no one will complain, and you can live at your own pace. But if you get married, all of that disappears, so I really want to ask, honestly, is there any merit to getting married?” said one of the respondents.

Around 38 percent of the surveyed teenagers said they are not attracted to the idea of getting married, while 39.1 percent of people in their 20s, and 35.9 percent of people in their 40s were also uninterested in matrimonial bliss, according to the local press.

“Everyone around me in me in their 30s, 40s, and 50s is getting divorced, and I hear nothing but rumors about affairs. Aside from working together to raise kids, I cannot see any point to marriage”, another respondent said.