Christie Nightingale, Principal of Premier Match, with offices in NJ ,NYC, PA and DC is a renowned relationship expert and media spokesperson on the topics of dating, love and relationships. “When I look around, I see that the movie The Five-Year Engagement” depicts the true trend in marriages in the US.” She has seen a significant change in the younger population of people who are seeking marriage. Many hold off on marriage until their late-30s, if they get married at all. Many more have partners who they cohabitate with and start having families with regardless of saying, “I do.”
According to the Pew Research Center, marriage is losing its market share.
Barely half of adults ages 18 and older are married – 51% in 2010, compared with 72% in 1960. This decline is especially notable for young adults: 20% of 18- to 29-year-olds were married in 2010, compared with 59% in 1960
So, what’s the reason for these statistics? Well, more are people opting for higher educations and higher degrees. They want to be settled into their careers, have some savings and travel before they truly settle down. Or some married young, got divorced and don’t want to go through it again. They’d rather be in a long term-relationship that can be just as meaningful as a marriage. And sometimes, life just happens. Hollywood definetly tapped into the trend with the movie, “The Five-Year Engagement.” read more