In modern times, girls are increasingly becoming skeptical about the idea of marriage, a new study has found. Polling for the Girl Guides UK found that less than half of girls see marriage as the 'best' kind of relationship. The study found that though most of the girls viewed the institution of marriage positively, only 46 percent saw it as the 'best' kind of relationship. By contrast, the study found that 56 percent of boys saw marriage as the best kind of relationship and continued to find marriage as an aspiration. According to the Telegraph, meanwhile, seven percent of girls thought it would be better not to get married at all. Overall, only one in five girls viewed getting married as a mark of success in life, while 56 percent cited being confident and independent. Girls also overwhelmingly agreed that single parents, same-sex couples or unmarried couples are treated unfairly, the report said. "Young women today have strong opinions, and some of these are very different from the boys," Gill Slocombe, the Chief Guide, said. "Girls still value family and marriage, but they clearly do not see this as the absolute definition of success," Slocombe added. "They value confidence, so it is a great shame that despite this they feel they are judged on their looks and believe that society wouldn't value them if they focus on motherhood or work in a caring profession," Slocombe added.Source: ANI << Five Simple Ways To Prevent Breast Cancer By 2017, China Will be the 2nd Biggest Luxury Market >> Recommended Reading How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE Infidelity Infidelity is no longer seen as a midlife crisis alone because younger people are beginning to cheat on their spouses READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Accident and Trauma Care Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Hearing Loss Calculator More News on: How to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?