A Manhattan wedding sounds glamorous and romantic, but did you know most couples who wed in the city do so at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Looking for love? If you’re in your 30s, your name is Elizabeth or Michael and you’re a law associate who graduated from Harvard, love is right around the corner… or your announcement in The New York Times’ wedding section is imminent.
Sapio, a free dating app, conducted a study by combing through wedding announcements published in The New York Times from Jan. 4, 2015 to July 3, 2016. The study isn’t necessarily an indicator of love in the city, as The Times’ wedding section typically features the wealthy, well-known or prominent in some way.
“No one moves to New York to find love,” Erika Kaplan, a matchmaker with Three Day Rule, told Thrillist in June.
Maybe that’s why Sapio found that more brides and grooms are waiting until after the national average age to wed with brides holding off until age 32 and grooms waiting until they turn 34.
The most common names in the Times’ wedding announcement included Elizabeth, Jennifer and Sarah for the bride and Michael, David and Matthew coming in the top trio for the guys.