Tag: marriage rate

The Unspun Truth About Marriage in the U.S.

June 25, 2013 351 Comments
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 744 Comments
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 440 Comments
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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Your Chances of Divorce May Be Much Lower Than You Think

June 13, 2012 169 Comments
Your Chances of Divorce May Be Much Lower Than You Think

One of the most frequently cited reasons for the development and persistence of hookup culture is that young people do not trust the institution of marriage. During the 90s, when hookup culture took hold, many Gen X’ers had experienced divorce in their own families, and expressed distrust of relationships in general. So far, Millennials voice […]

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The Grim Beeper

December 15, 2011 1,192 Comments
The Grim Beeper

Today’s post is a Trifecta of Doom. I. Marriage continues its steep decline. Today’s Economix blog at the New York Times covers the latest study on marriage from the Pew Research center in Older to Wed, If They Marry at All. Using the 2010 census, researchers found that the average age at marriage has risen again, to 26.5 […]

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