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How Millennials Turned Out Much Better Than Their Boomer Parents

July 31, 2017
How Millennials Turned Out Much Better Than Their Boomer Parents

A new analysis of General Social Survey data confirms what we’ve seen in other research – Millennials are a lot more sexually conservative than their Boomer parents. Earlier studies have shown that: Millennials are forecast to have 8 sexual partners during their lifetime, compared with 11 for Boomers. (Millennials’ grandparents – the WWII generation – […]

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The U.S. Divorce Rate Plummets

November 23, 2016
The U.S. Divorce Rate Plummets

Bloomberg reports that the U.S. divorce rate has fallen for the third straight year to 16.9 divorces per 1,000 married women, a 35-year low. And the rate is dropping quickly, from 17.6 just a year ago. Divorce rose steeply during the 1970s, in concert with the Women’s Movement, topping out at 22.8 divorces per 1,000 married […]

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The Unspun Truth About Marriage in the U.S.

June 25, 2013
The Unspun Truth About Marriage in the U.S.

It’s very difficult to get accurate information about marriage trends in America today. Or at least to get it free of political spin. In one camp we have feminists exhorting women to prioritize career and delay marriage well into their 30s. They want you to Lean In and preferably skip the babymaking altogether. They’re invested […]

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How the Ascendancy of the Alpha Female Will Impact Marriage

February 1, 2013
How the Ascendancy of the Alpha Female Will Impact Marriage

It’s pretty clear that the ascendancy of  the alpha female comes at the direct expense of males. When women flooded the workforce, the number of jobs did not magically increase to accomodate us. We displaced men. Regardless of how you feel about women’s rights, they changed society’s landscape dramatically and those repercussions are strongly felt […]

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Be a Lover Before You Are a Wife

December 14, 2012
Be a Lover Before You Are a Wife

The National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia conducted a study exploring men’s feelings about commitment and marriage.  The men in this study express a desire to marry and have children sometime in their lives, but they are in no hurry. They enjoy their single life and they experience few of the traditional pressures […]

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