1. Unmarried Women Now Drive America’s Fertility Trends, And They’re Having Fewer Kids, Wall Street Journal
If you look at the chart above, there’s a kind of tug of war going on
between the “married” rate, up top, and the “unmarried” rate, down
below. What’s new in recent years is that the unmarried rate now has the
2. The College Majors That Are Most Likely To Marry Each Other, Washington Post
Interestingly, the data shows that marrying within your major is more
common for people who are an extreme gender minority in their field of
study. For example, both male nurses and female engineers are much more
likely to find a spouse in their major.
3. In Love—and in Debt, The Atlantic
In one recent survey,
44 percent of Americans said personal finances were the toughest thing
to talk about—ahead of religion, politics, and even death.
4. Modern Love Redux: Readers Offer Their Own Honest Thoughts On Marriage, New York Times
That’s probably the best advice I would give — when thinking about
choosing a partner, be selfish. Does this person share your values, your
likes and dislikes, your ideas on how to live life?
5-7 Goldilocks Theory of Marriage
5. The Goldilocks Theory of Marriage, Slate
Call it the Goldilocks theory of marriage: Getting married too early is
risky, but so is getting married too late. Your late 20s and early 30s
are just right.
6. People Who Get Married In Mid-30s Or Later At Higher Risk For Divorce, New Study Suggests, People
A new study
from University of Utah psychologist Nicholas H. Wolfinger found that
those who marry in their mid-30s (or. . . later) are more likely to
divorce than people who marry in their late 20s.
7. Math Says This Is The Perfect Age To Get Married, TIME
Still, there are a few truisms backed by research: Having money and a
college degree reduces your chances of getting divorced, as does getting
engaged before moving in together and waiting to have kids until after
the nuptials. Those you can pretty much take to the bank.
For more from Dr. Wolfinger, see here.
For more, see here.