A quarter of people would sell their partner for £1m

It appears a few people in the UK value money more than love, as a new survey has revealed a quarter would sell their partners for just £1 milli…

It appears a few people in the UK value money more than love, as a new survey has revealed a quarter would sell their partners for just £1 million.

This comes from a study conducted by GoCompare.com, which found a third of those questioned said they would be willing to sell their other half, with 24 per cent happy to accept £1 million or less for their partner.

Bizarrely, nine per cent said they would happily give them away for free.

However, when asked what they would miss most if their spouse was not around, companionship topped the list (76 per cent), followed by their income (six per cent). Sadly, five per cent of respondents said they would not miss a thing about their other half.

The price comparison website conducted the research in order to find out how many people had life insurance. It found 31 per cent of participants have partners with no life insurance cover at all.

Jeremy Cryer, head of new product development at GoCompare.com, said: "We commissioned the research as a light hearted way to highlight the importance of life insurance cover and to get people to think about how their loved ones would be financially protected when they are not around to take care of them."

Many household budgets rely on two wages and should the worst happen their income would disappear if life insurance was not arranged. 

Considering how difficult it has become for people in the UK to make ends meet thanks to the rising inflation and stagnant income, getting life insurance is a pretty difficult task. However, it is important for individuals to try and get covered to avoid any further financial hardship.

While, it's sad to hear many would sell their other half for some extra finance, it's encouraging to see that two-thirds of people would not sell their partner for the world, as in the end love is more important than money.

By James Francis

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