Dana Meltzer Zepeda, SELF magazine
Fewer Americans are getting married young than ever before, but according to a recent survey, a "deadline" for tying the knot still exists among college women. D-Day? The big 3-0.
The results were part of the "Ultimate College Girl Survey,"conducted online by Her Campus Media, the parent company of HerCampus.com (an online community for college women). Nearly 2,600 college women from 677 different colleges and universities took the survey, representing the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 almost equally.
Of the respondents, 85.1 percent said that they'd like to be married by age 30. Specifically, 46.5 percent said they'd like to get married between age 25 and 27; 20.9 percent said they'd like to tie the knot between 28-30; and 17.1 percent want to walk down the aisle by their 25th birthdays.
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"We were not surprised with the finding that college women want to be married by 30, because we've