Marriage Trends and the Single Woman

November 28, 2011 in Daily Bulletin

Kate Bolic of The Atlantic wrote about her single life at 39, and how society is trending towards her path. In her article, she writes about how modern gender roles have developed over the years and how society as a whole is going through a radical change with its stance on relationships. Over the last 50 years, marriage has lost importance to many and many statistics reflect this:

– In 1960 the median ages for marriage were 23 and 20 for men and women respectively, today it has risen to 28 and 26

– Today, 22% of people between 18 and 29 are married compared to half in 1960

– 43% of Generation X thinks marriage “is obsolete”

To read more, you can read the article here.

Source: The Atlantic