People in Milton Keynes amongst the least likely to get engaged in 2021

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Research shows couples in Milton Keynes are showing little interest in marriage compared to other UK cities.

The latest data from shows Milton Keynes to be among the areas spending the least amount of time online organising engagement plans and scouting potential rings.

Other areas where couples aren't making big commitments include: Nottingham, Cardiff, Swansea and Newport.

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Just 2.1 per 1,000 monthly searches are being made in Milton Keynes for 'engagement rings'. In comparison, Newcastle, had 8.1 per 1,000 to lead the way as the UK's most marriage-friendly city along with Warrington and Manchester.


January is the fourth most popular month for couples taking the next big step in their relationships. Unsurprisingly summer months, July and August, lead the way with the most engagement ring searches. November also scored highly in the data perhaps due to its close proximity to Christmas and other end of the year milestones.

Proposals are extremely common in January compared to February, despite that month coinciding with Valentine's Day. Psychic World's findings show a 33% drop off in engagement related internet activity in February. There were just 246,000 searches for engagement rings in February compared with 301,000 in January.