Melbourne: Modern couples believe a vow to avoid flirting online should be a matrimonial promise, while 34 per cent refuse to say the traditional "till death do us part" at the altar, a new Australian survey has found. According to a survey of 1,200 Australians, both sexes supported a commitment to be faithful and not be flirtatious online, with 72 per cent of women and 62 per cent of men favouring this as an inclusion in modern vows.
Thirty-four per cent modern couples refused to commit to the traditional "until death do us part" vow. For men "cherishing" their partner was the most important vow one could make and for women, to stand by their partner in "sickness and health" was the most important vow, News.com.au reported.
Equal sharing of child rearing was also identified as an important wedding vow, the survey by InsuranceLine said. Only 18 per cent of women said they were prepared to pledge to obey their partner compared to 27 per cent of men.
"What's evident from the poll is that we still believe that loving, cherishing and protecting each other is important, but there is a greater emphasis on equality and supporting each other, both emotionally and financially," InsuranceLine spokesman John Hoyle, said.