Skip to comments.Married couples at a record low
Posted on 12/16/2011 5:05:06 PM PST by freespirited
The proportion of adults who are married has plunged to record lows as more people decide to live together now and wed later, reflecting decades of evolving attitudes about the role of marriage in society.
Just 51 percent of all adults who are 18 and older are married, placing them on the brink of becoming a minority, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of census statistics to be released Wednesday. That represents a steep drop from 57 percent who were married in 2000.
Maryland is a little below the national average, at 50 percent, while Virginia is a little higher, at 54 percent, and both are declining. But in the District, which experienced an influx of young adults over the past decade, only one in four adults is married while more than half have never wed....
The marriage patterns are a striking departure from the middle of the 20th century, when the percentage of adults who never wed was in the low single digits. In 1960, for example, when most baby boomers were children, 72 percent of all adults were married. The median age for brides was barely 20, and the grooms were just a couple of years older....
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Yet feminazis scream about being “objectified” while giving away sex like it is morning coffee.
If women don’t prize what makes them special, men won’t.
When shame left society, it was the beginning of the end.
Food stamp recipients at a record high. Nah, couldn’t be causal must just be a coinkydink.
We are increasingly becoming a land of shackups, whores and irresponsible fathers. Heaven help us.
Unwed mothers can get the government to take care of them much easier than if they were married, also while they are cared for by the taxpayers money they can sleep around with who they please and support the creep they are sleeping with.
Destroy the family and destroy the civilization.
Since 50% of all marriages end in divorce and the men in those 50% that fail usually get screwed. (not all, some men are scum but most aren’t). And government is there to take the males place...the perfect storm....
The vast majority of the divorces in my family and acquaintances involved cheating husbands, and the woman always comes out way, way behind in her standard of living. They take the best years from a woman’s life, then mosey along.
I only know of one instance in which it’s the divorced man who is suffering. His wife was the cheat and he has the kids (and he has to take food stamps to augment the family income, because daycare for two kids is impossible on one income). He is happy for the assistance, he’s a good guy and he really needs it.
I have a couple of neices that have been divorced and remarried. Its easier if there are not kids involved...Most people that have to deal with family court find it horrid. As I said, there are some scum men out there but lots of good guys get it in the shorts...Mom is always right...
After seeing how a few friends have been dealt wih in divorce court, a man has to be nuts to get married absent a prenup.
“Alimony should be decided in a pre-nuptual agreement.. if there is no alimony agreement, there should be no alimony; at all.”
“Women love to say they don’t need men; they don’t need men. Here is evidence that they need us, they are hooked on us like a junkie is hooked on herion, they need us. Tie the rubber hose around her arm, she needs a man. She needs a man to pay for everything.”