Tag: marriage

Egalitarian Marriage is Driving Down the Divorce Rate

December 8, 2014
Egalitarian Marriage is Driving Down the Divorce Rate

“It’s just love now. We marry to find our soul mate, rather than a good homemaker or a good earner.” Economist Justin Wolfers The mainstream divorce narrative in the U.S: Half of all marriages end in divorce. The divorce rate is rising. Fear of divorce depresses the marriage rate, especially among Millennial kids of divorce. […]

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For a Happy Marriage, Choose a Man Your Age

November 11, 2014
For a Happy Marriage, Choose a Man Your Age

(H/T: Say Whaat, MM) It is well understood that women have a strong preference for men the same age as themselves, give or take: Source: Dataclysm, OKCupid data A recent study of 3,000 married and recently divorced Americans confirms the wisdom of that evolved preference. Megan Garber writes in The Atlantic: The closer a couple is […]

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New Prediction Factors for Divorce

October 16, 2014
New Prediction Factors for Divorce

In Your Chances of Divorce May Be Much Lower Than You Think  I summarized a Pew Research report on the factors that decrease divorce risk, including: Marrying after age 25 Earning a college degree Making over 50K per year Religious affiliation Coming from an intact family of origin It’s no secret that marriage is increasingly becoming […]

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Newest Pew Report on American Marriage

September 29, 2014
Newest Pew Report on American Marriage

A new report on marriage from Pew Social Trends indicates a continuing decline in marriage rates. In 1960, the statistical “high point” of American marriage, just 10% of men and 8% of women had never been married by age 25. Those numbers began to grow in the 70s and today they’re considerably higher. The gap […]

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How to Make a Bad Marriage

September 25, 2014
How to Make a Bad Marriage

Though I don’t have any personal experience to rely on for this post, there is a wealth of new research that isolates specific risk factors in a mate. This list is by no means comprehensive! To ensure a bad marriage, though, try the following: Marry someone with low conscientiousness. The guy who loves spontaneity, has […]

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