Putting off marriage has become the norm these days.Marital bliss can wait, according to a July 2013 study that says women are waiting longer to tie the knot-if at all-these days.
Not long ago in the 1950s, approximately 65 percent of women over the age of 15 were married. Now, researchers at the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University say that statistic has dramatically changed. Less than half of all women in the U.S. are married today, making this the lowest percentage since the turn of the century.
"Although the vast majority of Americans say they want to get married, fewer are actually getting (and staying) married," says Susan Brown, co-director at NCFMR. "Indeed, more than 10 percent of baby boomers have never married, and at this point, it is unlikely that they ever will." This trend, says Brown, is one we can expect to see continue with younger generations, too.
Interestingly enough, if you go back even further in time, the marriage rateRead More »from Study: Women Are Waiting Longer Than Ever to Marry—If at All