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You may have seen the news reports that fewer people want to get married than they used to. Of course, it’s a personal preference, but there are also sociological reasons that fewer people want to get married, and a lot of them first came out of a report from The Census Bureau in 2017, where it showed a record number of adults in the U.S. were single.
- Only half of the total population wants to get married. That’s right, just over 45% of Americans aged 18 and over said they do want to get married. Plus, living alone is becoming more and more popular.
- Getting married no longer means adulthood. In the old days, you weren’t mature until you got married. Nowadays, it’s no longer the only sign of adulthood. Formal education and a serious career are more important signs.
- Bachelors have more sex. Adults over the age of 18 now have nine-times more sex than the average person did back in the early ‘90s.
- Having a relationship doesn’t mean high self-esteem. Teenagers once thought they needed to be in a relationship, now it no longer concerns them. Adults are also postponing marriage.
- Marriage won’t include health. Yes, people used to think that being married made you healthier. Three studies from 2017 disprove this.