On a honeymoon or a honeymoons honeymoon in New York City, people often don’t think about the law.
But a new study from researchers at the University of California-Davis finds that people are less likely to understand the rules, and they’re even less likely than the average person to adhere to them.
The research, published in the March issue of the journal PLOS ONE, found that in a survey of nearly 500 people across the United States, nearly half reported not having learned the proper etiquette of honeymooning.
And even if they had, the survey showed that they still didn’t think much of it.
Just 36 percent of respondents said they knew how to say “Hello,” according to the results.
The rest reported being able to say, “Hello, hello, hello” and “I love you, you’re the best,” the study found.
The researchers found that people in the survey didn’t know how to properly greet strangers, either.
Only 17 percent of participants knew how “Hello” should be used when someone is greeting you.
Nearly one in 10 people reported not knowing how to use “Hello.”
Researchers say that while many people think honeymoon etiquette is fairly simple, it’s not.
For instance, “Don’t hug your spouse,” or “Don (or should) ask someone to help you,” could be construed as rude or offensive.
“When people don’t understand what is appropriate or what isn’t, they are more likely to disregard the etiquette that’s already been given,” said lead researcher and doctoral student Jessica E. Ebert, a professor of sociology at UC-Davis.
“It’s a matter of understanding what the etiquette is and how people have traditionally lived and acted in these settings,” Ebert said.
“That is going to be challenging to people in their 20s and 30s.”
The researchers conducted the survey by surveying a representative sample of roughly 2,500 people, and found that, on average, people didn’t understand that it was rude to hug a stranger, or to offer help.
More than half of the participants said that when someone offered to help, it was appropriate to give the stranger a hug.
And only about 10 percent said that they understood that it wasn’t rude to offer a drink or drink up to someone else.
While the study shows that people do understand the difference between good and bad etiquette, it also shows that some people have a hard time accepting the rule that “I will hug my spouse if I have a drink.”
In a second survey, the researchers asked people to provide examples of behavior that they believed was acceptable or unacceptable, such as “don’t touch my toes” or “don`t take my glasses off.”
Only 16 percent of the people surveyed agreed with those suggestions.
And nearly one in five people said that it would be wrong for them to kiss their spouse on the lips.
When it comes to touching, only 13 percent of people said they understood the rules for kissing, and only 14 percent agreed.
That’s not a surprise given that kissing and touching are considered an important part of lovemaking, the authors of the study said.
“The survey also shows, unfortunately, that people who do not understand how to kiss and touch often also have trouble accepting what it means to kiss or touch someone,” Eberts co-author Emily W. Ostermeier said.
But it also found that many people don�t understand the importance of following etiquette when people are on a honeymooing.
For example, people reported having trouble understanding the importance or necessity of a person saying “Hello in a quiet, polite manner.”
Ostermeier noted that in the United Kingdom, where the rules are stricter, people are often more tolerant and understanding.
For example, a survey conducted by researchers at Queen Mary University of London found that around one-third of people had no problem accepting that a person could have a short-haired woman or an African-American man in a wedding gown.
But in France, it is expected that a woman and a black man will not be allowed to be married in public.
“While the honeymoon rule is not a universal rule, there is a lot of evidence that it is associated with lower rates of HIV transmission and is associated in a number of countries with reduced HIV prevalence,” Ostermeyer said.
Ebert said that the study reinforces the importance to understand how people live their lives.
“For many people, it may not be about their wedding or their honeymoon,” she said.