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Although the proportion of persons ages 25 to 34 who are married has plummeted, that doesn’t mean that they are alone for life.Rising numbers of Americans are postponing marriage until their 40s or 50s, while others are living with a romantic partner, although they may not legalize the relationship.
And I absolutely hate it when people ask me why I don't have a boyfriend even though I'm so * add flattering adjectives here *.The answer likely isn’t “She earns a good living,” or “He has great pecs." People with long and happy marriages emphasize shared values and interests, humor, and just “getting” each other—quirks and all. But a bad marriage is worse for us than no marriage at all.A surprisingly high proportion of married people say that they would not marry their partner, if they had to make the decision over again. Sociologists have documented that a growing number of people are single by choice, and relish the opportunity to live as they please.They learn to arrange their lives so that they are surrounded by the friends, activities, and physical environments that enhance their daily happiness.Love this article- I'm living in Southeast Asia and although our marriage figures are dropping (close to 50% of ppl 25-29 in my country are legally married) people like myself (late 20s) who are not married or even attached are subjected to lots of "don't worry, you will find your prince" or incredulous expressions and exclamations of "you're not attached? Doesn't it just kind of make you sick to your stomach when ignorant people say and do things like that?Being single isn’t for everyone, but a growing number of adults stay single for longer than ever before, and use these years to pursue career goals and take risks that they might not have were they married.