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Some Newlyweds Are Choosing To Take Solo Honeymoons Instead

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Written by Victoria M. Walker

After the wedding is planned, vows are said, rings are exchanged, and cake is thrown, the honeymoon comes next. For most couples, anyway. Some newlyweds are reportedly eschewing the tradition of a honeymoon trip after the wedding in favor of separate solo adventures.

According to a New York Times report, which dubbed the phenomenon “solomoons” or “unimoons,” some couples couldn’t settle on a honeymoon destination, so they’re taking them without their partner.

Others simply wanted to travel separately from their spouse.

“We each came back to Dublin full of stories, buzzing of our trips and truly delighted to see each other again to share the memories: It was the perfect imperfect honeymoon,” Irene O’Brien told the Times about her “solomoon” to Canada. She said her husband went with a group of friends for his “unimoon” to France.

But not everyone thought the idea of a separate honeymoon was a great idea.

“You are at a new stage in your life when you marry, and you are missing out on triggering the three most valuable brain systems for a lasting relationship,” Helen Fisher, a senior research fellow at the Kinsey Institute, which researches relationships, told the Times.

It’s unclear if the Times wants to make “unimoon” fetch, but the reaction to the trend on social media was swift.

“If I were a divorce lawyer, I would certainly do targeted advertising on social media to couples planning a unimoon,” a man named Jamie Hernan wrote on Twitter.

“What in the hell is a solomoon?” another Twitter user wrote.

Despite the trend, the honeymoon industry, which brings in billions of dollars in revenue a year, is still highly popular. According to TripSavvy, 99 percent of couples who choose a traditional wedding will take a honeymoon. The most popular U.S. and international destinations, according to the report, are Hawaii, Florida, France, Jamaica, and Italy.

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