Marriage is a decision and a choice of whom to marry – a man, a woman, and in the case of sologamy, your own self. Twenty years had passed since the idea of sologamy first made news through the popular series Sex and the City, and there is still the news of single women marrying themselves.
The growing popularity of sologamy in recent years has created a debate in our society. For this reason, Real Research launched a survey to see the public’s opinion on people marrying themselves or simply, sologamy.
- Over 80% are aware of the idea of sologamy or self-marriage.
- Over 50% say love for oneself doesn’t need to be legal.
- 57.57% think sologamy is a way to pursue self-love.
Self-love Comes First
The survey on sologamy starts by asking whether respondents are aware of the idea of sologamy or not. In reply, 80.54% say they are aware, and only 19.46% are not. Next, the survey asks respondents what they feel about sologamy or self-marriage. 47.71% responded ‘self-love comes first’, 12.13% say it makes them excited, and 12.13% are confused about it.
The survey also asks if respondents think sologamy is legal. In response, 53.82% say that declaring love for oneself doesn’t require legal paperwork, whereas 15.10% say it should be legal for protection from others, and 31.08% remain unsure.
Humiliation on Women Practicing Sologamy
Furthermore, the survey asks why the respondents think sologamy is common, especially among women. A majority of 57.57% think it is a way for women to pursue self-love. 10.92% think it is a women’s way to escape toxic and negligent marriages, 5.84% think it is for them to escape family pressure, and 5.78% think it is for them to prove that sologamy is possible.
Accordingly, the survey asks respondents what they think will happen to women practicing sologamy in traditional societies. In reply, 48.06% say they could face humiliation and backlash, 12.64% say they could encounter societal shame, and 6.73% think they could face harm. Whereas 4.24% say it could be up for the celebration, and 6.84% say there is no action to be taken. However, 21.49% remain unsure about it.
61.31% Say LQBTQ Community Has Influenced Sologamy
Moreover, the survey asks respondents’ opinions on whether they think the LGBTQ community has influenced sologamy. In return, 61.31% say yes, 11.95% say no, and 26.74% remain unsure.
Regarding the event where one woman decided to ‘reaffirm her self-worth by getting married’ after a break-up, the survey asks respondents if they agree with her actions. 44.03% strongly agree, 16.53% agree, and 22.65% remain neutral. While 7.19% strongly disagree and 9.61% disagree about her actions.
Lastly, the survey ends by asking the respondents why they think sologamy is more common in women than men. A majority of 49.71% say it is due to societal pressure put on women to marry than on men. 10.67% think men can survive independently in society, 7.43% think women are more emotionally dependent, and 6.82% think it is a way for women to prove that they can live independently. Others (4.48%) think it is to change traditional conventions, and 20.90% remain unsure.
|Survey Title||Survey on Sologamy: People Marrying Themselves|
|Duration||June 14 – June 21, 2022|
|Number of Participants||50,000|
|Demographics||Males and females, aged 21 to 99|
|Participating Countries||Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia,… Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.|
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