For as long as I can remember, and I’m 56 now, most American adults have been married. When I looked around growing up, I saw married people EVERYWHERE!
I always felt like such a freak because I have been single most of my adult life, marrying for the first time at age 39. So imagine my SHOCK yesterday when the Pew Research Center reported that only 51% of American adults over 18 are presently married, the lowest in our nation’s history!
Back in 1960 a full 72% of adults were married. It almost seemed like you had to get married! Now cooler minds have prevailed. Thank goodness the age of first marriage has gone up to over 26 for women and 29 for men. That should save a lot of divorces!
Personally I think it should be against the law to marry before age 30. I mean, what do you really know about yourself or life before age 30? Sure, we all fall in love, but marriage is a whole different experience.
I can highly recommend selecting a husband at age 49. That’s what I did, and it has worked out so much better!
And, BTW, someone should inform the mainstream media and the commercial makers of the world: Everyone isn’t married with kids! Perhaps that’s one reason why TV shows like Seinfeld did so well, because they finally showed older singles with their interesting lives and idiosyncrasies.