BRAVO MEDIA POLL REVEALS THAT MORE THAN ONE IN FOUR DIVORCED PEOPLE HAVE SLEPT WITH THEIR EX AFTER SEPARATION
Divorced Women Feel Empowered And Optimistic About The Future
Study Coincides with "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" Season Two Premiere on Tuesday, December 1 at 10pm ET/PT
NEW YORK - November 30, 2015 - Bravo Media today released a study conducted by Research Now focusing on men and women's attitudes towards divorce. The poll, which surveyed over 1,000 people ages 18-49, found that an overwhelming majority of people (84 percent) grow to view their divorce as positive and most women had affirmative feelings immediately after their divorce including relief, hopefulness, confidence, empowerment and rejuvenation. The poll also found that women are more likely to make the decision to get divorced and are more likely than men to depend on friends to get them through it. Additionally, the poll found that 27 percent of divorced people have slept with their ex after separating. These study results coincide with the season two premiere of "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" returning Tuesday, December 1 at 10pm ET/PT. For a sneak peek at season two, visit http://www.bravotv.com/girlfriends-guide-to-divorce/season-2/videos/gg2d-sneak-peek-divorce-is-all-work
Do Women Hold the Power?
· Women are more likely to be the ones making the decision to get divorced (61 percent) vs. men (27 percent).
· The top five emotions women say they felt immediately after their divorce were: relieved (77 percent), hopeful (66 percent), confident (54 percent), empowered (52 percent) and rejuvenated (52 percent).
· Women become more powerful in their relationship with their ex after divorce. While only 57 percent of married women say they have the power in their marriage, 87 percent of divorced women feel they have the power in their relationship with their ex.
The Upsides to Divorce
· 80 percent of divorced people say they feel like they got a second chance after divorce.
· 64 percent of divorced people say they felt youthful again after their divorce.
· 60 percent of divorced people don't consider their marriage a failure even though it ended.
· 52 percent of divorced people say they're currently on good terms with their ex.
· 80 percent of divorced people believe divorce can be a good thing vs. only 58 percent of married people.
· 84 percent of divorced people eventually grow to view their divorce as a positive.
· 74 percent of divorced people would have never gotten married if they knew then what they know now about their ex.
Parenting and Divorce
· Those whose parents have divorced are more likely to be divorced themselves. 56 percent of those whose parents are still together have been divorced vs. 77 percent of those whose parents are divorced.
· 88 percent of those whose parents divorced respect their parents for getting divorced instead of staying in a bad relationship.
· 44 percent of married people have considered divorcing their spouse.
· 1 in 5 married people say "If I knew what I know now about my spouse, I would have never gotten married."
· 66 percent of married women believe divorce can be a good thing vs. 50 percent of married men.
· 49 percent of married people believe divorce is "wrong."
· 1 in 5 married people would not consider divorce even if there was infidelity in their marriage.
Sex and Dating After Divorce
· 27 percent of divorced people have slept with their ex after their divorce or separation.
· 40 percent of divorced people say the best part of being divorced is having new sexual partners.
· 90 percent of divorced people still believe marriages can last a lifetime.
Women Depend on their Friends to Help Them Through Divorce
· 59 percent of women say they became closer with their friends after divorce.
· Women are more likely to depend on others to help them through their divorce - 55 percent say their friends helped them a lot (vs. 41 percent of men), 50 percent say their families (vs. 39 percent of men), 45 percent say their children (vs. 29 percent of men).
Source: Research Now. N=1021 Married and Divorced People. P18-49. Fielded September 2015. "Agree" or "Say" indicates top 2 box agreement ("agree strongly" or "agree somewhat"). Research Now is a leader in digital data collection.
"Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" is produced by Universal Cable Productions (UCP) with Marti Noxon, Vicki Iovine, Meryl Poster, Robert Duncan McNeill and Carol Barbee serving as Executive Producers.
About "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce"
From Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and creator/executive producer Marti Noxon, Bravo's first original scripted series follows self-help writer Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein) as she navigates being single once again in her 40s. In season two, as a new chapter in Abby's professional life seems promising, her personal life remains chaotic and all-consuming as her adventures in dating become even more unpredictable. When she becomes 'the face of divorce' for chic lifestyle website SheShe, Abby is once again forced to live a lie hiding her complicated relationship with estranged husband Jake (Paul Adelstein). But as Abby finds success preaching the pros of divorce to her readers and portraying a fabulous single life on social media, she is torn over whether her marriage is worth saving or if she should chart her own course. Throughout Abby's ups and downs, the one constant in life remains her incredible girlfriends. While Delia (Necar Zadegan) grapples with following the rigid traditions of getting married, Phoebe (Beau Garrett) tries to leave her demons in the past as she looks to find her true self and Jo (Alanna Ubach) deals with her ex-husband and new wife encroaching on her new LA life.
About Bravo Media
Bravo Media is the premiere lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives the cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content that focuses on the network's passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design, digital and pop culture. The network's diversified slate includes Bravo's first scripted series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce," scripted comedy "Odd Mom Out," and unscripted favorites such as Emmy award-winning "Top Chef," "Vanderpump Rules," "Below Deck," "Thicker Than Water" and the popular "Million Dollar Listing" and "The Real Housewives" franchises as well as the only live late-night talk show, "Watch What Happens Live." Available in 92 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Bravo anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.
About Research Now
Research Now Group, Inc., is the global leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights. It enables data-driven decision making for its 3,000 market research, consulting, media, and corporate clients through its permission-based access to millions of deeply-profiled consumers using online, mobile, social media and behavioral data collection technology platforms. The company operates in 38 countries, from 24 offices around the globe, and is recognized as the quality, scale and customer satisfaction leader in its industry. For more information go to researchnow.com.