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Fewer Opt to Make a Marriage Commitment

We’d have to back almost 100 years to find the marriage rate lower in the U.S. than it is right now.  A new study has found on average for every 1,000 people there have been just 6.8 marriages each year over the last several years.

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The report also found the average age of those getting married has been increasing as well. By next year it’s expected the average age for men will be 29 and for women 27. The experts are predicting over the next ten years that average age will keep on going up.

The Hopkins Population Center at Johns Hopkins University says since around 2010 nearly 200,000 weddings that had been planned were cancelled. One of the primary reasons cited: economic concerns.

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