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Coronavirus pandemic does not stop weddings in Mexico

Specialized site reports that marriage requests have increased during the COVID-19 quarantine

MEXICO – Marriage petitions continue to proliferate in Mexico despite the pandemic in a trend that has surprised experts given the uncertainty and the impact of the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19.

According to the figures managed by the site, the marital commitments have even exceeded those of previous years, what is considered an unexpected behavior due to the pandemic and because in the spring months of recent years they left fewer marital commitments than any other time of the year.

The health contingency, which is forcing to rethink the way in which people relate, motivates thousands of Mexican couples to continue betting on the marriage.

Even without knowing when weddings will be able to take place again in most of the country, lovers keep getting engaged.

Coinciding with the main holiday periods of the year and Valentine’s Day, December, February and July are the months in which traditionally there are more commitments in Mexico.

This data is derived from Wedding White Papers, a sector study that collects the results of more than 2,400 surveys made to couples who married in 2019 and published by, in collaboration with Google and ESADE.

The study indicates that the traditional protocol continues to predominate, since more than half (56%) involve the parents, while in 27% of the cases the question is asked only with the partner, alone.

By genres, tradition also prevails. According to the same study, in 7 out of 10 marriage proposals (72%) it is men who take the initiative; in one in four couples (26%), the decision is agreed upon by both and only 2% of women propose marriage.

What is almost universal is that in a vast majority of relationships (91%) the question is accompanied by a engagement ring.

For the vast majority of couples (85.6%), the desire to take another step in their love story is the main reason for getting married and the decision to consolidate a common life project.

23.2% also argue that marriage will make it easier for them to go live together, since only a third of the mexican couples with wedding plans (31%) live in the same house before marriage.

“Both couples who are experiencing this pandemic together and many who still do not live under the same roof, the pandemic has served to realize who is the person with whom they would like to spend the rest of their days and with whom they would be willing to take the next step, ”explains Nina Pérez, general director of