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CHART: Check Out How The Age At Which People First Get Married Is Soaring
Business Insider ^ | Oct 27, 2013 | Joe Weisenthal

Posted on 10/27/2013 8:03:20 AM PDT by Kip Russell

Here's a fascinating chart that probably comports with what you're seeing in real life.

The age at which people are first getting married is soaring. (Via John Podhoretz).

The jump in the last decade is particularly notable.

There are various theories for why people are getting married later, but one notion has to do with cultural attitudes towards marriage, and the growing perception that marriage is a "capstone" of life achievements, rather than a cornerstone.


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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: 68revolution; communistgoals; culturewar; idiocracy; marriage; moralabsolutes; sexpositiveagenda; sexualrevolution; singleparents; smashmonogamy; smashthepatriarchy

1 posted on 10/27/2013 8:03:20 AM PDT by Kip Russell
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To: Kip Russell

Does this chart include the Anna-Nicole Smith marriage?


2 posted on 10/27/2013 8:06:52 AM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Phony President)
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To: Kip Russell

When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.

King David

After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can’t face each other, but still they stay together.

Sasha Guitry

By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
Socrates

Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.

Anonymous

The great question, which I have not been able to answer... is, “What does a woman want?”

Dumas

I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me.

Sigmund Freud

‘Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.’

Red Skelton

‘There’s a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It’s called marriage.’

Sam Kinison

‘I’ve had bad luck with both my wives.
The first one left me, and the second one didn’t.’

James Holt McGavra

Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming.
1. Whenever you’re wrong, admit it,
2. Whenever you’re right, shut up.

Patrick Murray

The most effective way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once....

Nash

You know what I did before I married?
Anything I wanted to.

Anonymous

My wife and I were happy for twenty years.
Then we met.

Henny Youngman

A good wife always forgives her husband when she’s wrong.

Rodney Dangerfield

A man inserted an ‘ad’ in the classifieds: ‘Wife wanted’. Next day he received a hundred letters.
They all said the same thing: ‘You can have mine.’

Anonymous

First Guy (proudly): ‘My wife’s an angel!’
Second Guy: ‘You’re lucky, mine’s still alive.’
Anonymous

I haven’t spoken to my wife in over three months...we’re not fighting, I just don’t like to interrupt.


3 posted on 10/27/2013 8:07:01 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Kip Russell

Part of this is probably due to the fact so many younger people are still living with Mom and Dad at 26. They’re still considered “children” by the government at that age and must be carried on their parent’s insurance. I’d certainly tell my kids, you’re not bringing a spouse into my house.


4 posted on 10/27/2013 8:07:56 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: gorush
Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays. —Red Skelton

UPDATED:

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to two restaurants every week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and drinking. She goes to Ruby Tuesdays, I go to T.G.I. Fridays.

5 posted on 10/27/2013 8:16:26 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Gen.Blather

It’s because the system is stacked against the guy.

Marriage could be a few years, alimony could be a lifetime. Prenups aren’t 100% as asking someone to sign one could be stressful/duress and render it invalid.

One guy in MA got divorced in 1980ish. In 2007ish his ex sued him and now his new wife pays his ex wife alimony. MA has since reformed the divorce laws but just one example.


6 posted on 10/27/2013 8:19:36 AM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: Kip Russell
Age At Which People First Get Married Is Soaring
I discovered this about 6-7 years ago doing family genealogy research.
Scouring hundreds of census reports (especially 1880 - 1930) I was surprised to see so many "kids" still living at home into their late 20s and early 30s.
And quite sadly, how almost all women were listed as having multiple children born, and multiple children dead.
In fact, it took until the baby boom generation to end both those trends.
7 posted on 10/27/2013 8:20:10 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: GreaterSwiss

“Marriage could be a few years, alimony could be a lifetime. Prenups aren’t 100% as asking someone to sign one could be stressful/duress and render it invalid.”

I’ve known several women who apparently just got married to divorce well. They’re utterly charming when you meet them. Then, they rake the guy over six ways from Sunday.


8 posted on 10/27/2013 8:24:41 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather
Obamacare contains a HUGE “Marriage Penalty” as well, as much as a $12,000 difference in tax subsidies for those who make $32,000 when single, if they get married.
9 posted on 10/27/2013 8:31:01 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: gorush

“...it is better to marry than to burn...”

Paul. 1 Corinthians 7:9


10 posted on 10/27/2013 8:35:28 AM PDT by LibertyOh
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To: gorush
The definition of "Well Off" is when you have more money than you know what to do with.

The definition of "Filthy Rich" is when you have more money than your wife knows what to do with.

11 posted on 10/27/2013 8:36:52 AM PDT by Bernard (The Road To Hell is not paved with good results.)
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To: Kip Russell

Marriage?

LOL, sex before marriage is culturally condoned and expected by a plurality these days. How can marriage have value in such an atmosphere?

Try (a variety) before you buy, I guess.

Fornication got the capital punishment in biblical times, as did homosexuality.


12 posted on 10/27/2013 8:41:10 AM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Kip Russell; windcliff

38 years.

“Always make sure you’re right, then, Go Ahead.” —David Crockett


13 posted on 10/27/2013 8:43:40 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Kip Russell
It looks like the age trend follows in general the ease with which young men can earn enough money to feel comfortable taking on the responsibilities of married life.

Note how the slope lessens during the 1990s when there were strong employment opportunities for young men. Its steep climb now is another indicator of how our economy is not working well for young people.

14 posted on 10/27/2013 8:47:56 AM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: Kip Russell

That chart makes the ‘50s look strange, not our present era.


15 posted on 10/27/2013 8:50:09 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: BradyLS

Ha ha.


16 posted on 10/27/2013 8:50:58 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: gorush

GREAT quotes, especially the one from Sasha Guitry.


17 posted on 10/27/2013 8:51:45 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: oh8eleven

Well back in those days you did not have all the pre natal care and medicine and technology we now have either.


18 posted on 10/27/2013 8:57:50 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: LibertyOh

“......better to marry than to burn”———
the first and only time I heard that phrase was from a girlfriend I had in the mid-70s,who’d already been married and divorced from a guy she “doscovered” later was gay It could have been a mutual discovery for
all I know. Interestingly, I met my future wife , a GF of hers, at a Thanksgiving party she threw in order to gt rid of a turkey I’d been given at
work. Life is messy.


19 posted on 10/27/2013 9:05:41 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Georgia Girl 2
I'm well aware of that. But to see so many women who had 7, 8, 9, even 10 kids and only 2, 3, 4 still alive was just shocking.
I think of what the poor had to do back then to stay alive, and then I look at today's takers of society b*tching and pi$$ing and moaning about how bad they have it.
Infuriating to say the least.
20 posted on 10/27/2013 9:26:47 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: freeandfreezing

I turned 23 in 1967. By then I had had an honorable discharge from the USN for two years, I had a graduation certificate from the USN electronics school which was 38 weeks of intensive study. I had a job earning $110. a week which was easily more money than $1100. a week is now in real terms. I was driving a new car which I bought for myself. I was actually living with my parents but I was helping support them, not vice versa. Was I considered a success? No, in my area I was considered a failure because I did not already have a wife and at least one child. It may have been different in some places but the attitude where I lived was that any male who was still single after his 22nd birthday, unless he was enrolled in higher education, was worthless and no account, one woman where I worked actually asked me what was wrong with me that I was 23 years old and not married. I finally married just after turning 28 and by then everyone was dumbstruck because they had decided I would never marry.


21 posted on 10/27/2013 9:29:43 AM PDT by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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To: Kip Russell

Free milk and a cow.


22 posted on 10/27/2013 9:31:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: James C. Bennett
Yes, the evidence is in the illegitimacy rate.

It is huge, but heavily clustered in a few cultural groups.

23 posted on 10/27/2013 9:34:11 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

It’s actually widespread across all cultural groups, with some of them having spikes high enough to make the others look better.


24 posted on 10/27/2013 9:40:37 AM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Agree


25 posted on 10/27/2013 9:42:18 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: gorush
Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.

Oscar Wilde

26 posted on 10/27/2013 9:48:21 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: James C. Bennett

Recent data graph:

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/928/birthsunmarried.png

Comments about recent trends:

https://hailtoyou.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/share-of-births-to-unmarried-mothers-by-race-1990-2010/


27 posted on 10/27/2013 9:51:15 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: gorush
There are three rings in a marriage--

The engagement ring.

The Wedding Ring.

And the suffer-ring.

28 posted on 10/27/2013 10:05:34 AM PDT by Defiant (GOPe Strategy: We have to fund Obamacare in order to see how bad it is. Good idea, guys!)
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To: GreaterSwiss

The key is to marry when you are both young and don’t have much — build a life together and not these “parallel tracks” that I see for so many of the younger couples. Essentially, this is saying that there is little trust of the marriage surviving over the long haul, so always be prepared to split.

Would like to see this same chart with the ages people started living together before they married - how many actually did get married that lived together? That’s a phenomenon that was pretty rare pre-1970’s (unless people who were doing it were under the radar and not talking about it).


29 posted on 10/27/2013 10:09:20 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: fhayek
Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same. Oscar Wilde

Figures that's how a homo would feel about marriage.

30 posted on 10/27/2013 10:11:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
I knew someone would mention that.
31 posted on 10/27/2013 10:20:20 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: Kip Russell
I think it's economics as much as anything. The upturn in the graph pretty much coincides with the loss of purchasing power over the last four decades. Young people just don't think they can afford to get married. Notice how the increase leveled off during the Clinton years, when the economy was booming before the dot-com bust?

Of course, the "sexual revolution" has a lot to do with it to - people can have sex and live together without the former social stigma.
32 posted on 10/27/2013 10:31:46 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: gorush

Those are very funny !


33 posted on 10/27/2013 10:35:05 AM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art of being easily offended.)
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To: LibertyOh

Yes, and that puts it in the proper perspective. Of course, it could mean to burn with passion / lust than to burn in fire? I think fire.


34 posted on 10/27/2013 11:08:54 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Sequoyah101

Another reason: The intense pressure to have the fairy tale grand Fortune 500 wedding and put your parents out thousands of dollars ...only to divorce two years later.

Seen it over and over. My own daughter feels she can’t marry yet, for one, because WE are not financially ready to cover her wedding . . . or at least the type of wedding she thinks she needs to have.

Kids nowadays have talked themselves into believing that conditions must all be right BEFORE they get married. We got married BEFORE conditions were right. They still aren’t right. We just experience it together.

Part of me regrets marrying so young ...but we’ve grown up together ..and we continue to reap the rewards of being together over 25 years.


35 posted on 10/27/2013 11:18:17 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Kip Russell

Notice how, through til the 1960’s, the spread between the male and female age was about 2.5 to 3.5 years, then it narrows to under 1.5?

Up until the 1960’s, it was the norm for the wife to stay home. Now, they both need to be in the labor force, and preferably both need to be college graduates in order to sustain a middle-class standard of living. This means having to delay marriage until after college and after some time to be established in a career.


36 posted on 10/27/2013 11:18:45 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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37 posted on 10/27/2013 11:28:23 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: LibsRJerks

A Jewish friend said to me thusly,

“Weddings are so expensive because they have to make two people happy & fulfilled: the bride and the bride’s mother.”

;^)


38 posted on 10/27/2013 2:13:39 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: RipSawyer
Your point about earning $110 a week as a young man and its relative worth today is very important. I too remember working back around then and there was a big difference in purchasing power for the money you earned in the late 60s and 70s and what kids face today.

In the 70s I rented an apartment for $425 per month when you could earn around $7.00 to $8.00 per hour painting. Today the painters job may fetch $15 to $20 per hour, but the same apartment rents for $3500 per month. Hard to make that rent without a way more lucrative job.

39 posted on 10/27/2013 2:19:36 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: Kip Russell

Boy I am not seeing this in my neck of the woods. The Christian homeschool crowd is marrying in their 18 to 26 years and popping out babies. Lots of babies.


40 posted on 10/27/2013 2:31:52 PM PDT by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Kip Russell

Of course how many women wasted their 20s dating “bad boys” and “losers”, then wind up complaining in their late 30s that there aren’t any good men out there?


41 posted on 10/27/2013 2:35:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: freeandfreezing

I have long believed and found that many of my age agreed that the peak in real earning capacity for most workers came in the early seventies despite government claims to the contrary. Lately I have seen some studies that seem to confirm this as well as one saying that the hourly paid worker had the easiest time paying rent back around 1953. A lot of people like to point to all the things that even “poor” people have now that were not available to anyone sixty years ago such as cell phones, computers etc. but those of us who remember the fifties and sixties know that an awfully long list of things have been lost since then. In those days a young person could finish high school, go to work and earn a living, having a home and family at an age when today’s young people are still looking around and wondering what the heck is going on. You did not see a lot of thirty plus age people still sponging off parents and grandparents as you do now. You certainly did not see so many young people with huge student loan debt and no job worth calling a job if they have a job at all. Today’s recent college graduates are settling for the kind of job that would have gone to a high school dropout in those days.

It was also a time when a person could call this a free country without sounding like an absolute idiot.


42 posted on 10/27/2013 7:06:19 PM PDT by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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To: RipSawyer

Dave Stockman’s book (which impressed me) said the actual number of “breadwinner” jobs in the US peaked in the early 90s. Since then the numbers have decreased while the population increased.


43 posted on 10/27/2013 7:11:53 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: freeandfreezing

My father was a carpenter, back in the fifties he worked on some very nice new home construction, custom built houses for which he built custom cabinets in the kitchen. In those days a REAL carpenter was one who could frame the house, put on the roof, panel the walls, install the windows and doors and then build cabinets. The contractor who employed him built a new house for the local school superintendent, his wife was a teacher and they were building their dream house for which they had saved and planned for many years. They spent fifteen thousand dollars. That will get you a small storage building now or apparently four months rent on an apartment in your area.


44 posted on 10/28/2013 7:28:27 AM PDT by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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To: nascarnation

I believe it, my youngest brother was working construction in 1978 at age 22 and earning eleven an hour plus very good benefits as a Duke power employee. I know people who would be happy to find a job paying eleven an hour even without benefits NOW!


45 posted on 10/28/2013 7:31:53 AM PDT by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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