Well, I'm sorry for misinterpreting what you said, but surely this,
"I have not seen any coverage in the papers for the last month or so. There is the odd letter to the editor (some for, some against) but that is it. I still have not seen a wedding or engagement announcement but don't check very often."
....could easily be perceived as "very little activity?"
Let's try an exercise.
I have not seen any coverage in the papers for the last month or so regarding my dog doing his business.
Shall we assume there has been 'very little activity' in that area? I can assure you such is not the case.
As an aside - in my previous post I say a position is absurd. I don't mean you are absurd, I respect your right to disagree with me on this issue.