“Shotgun Weddings” Losing Favor?
It looks like those who lack "planning" for a family are opting out of quick "I do's"
A study to be released by the National Center for Health Statistics has found more couples in this country who find themselves pregnant without benefit of marriage are choosing to live together rather than make a quick trip to the alter.
And those numbers show those numbers--for the first time in more than a decade--show the decision is leaning toward co-habition over marriage. The survey didn't find, though, that couples are deciding not to marry at all, just that they are taking more time to think about their decision. The numbers, according to researchers, also finds more couples are comfortable with a more relaxed living situation even as parents.