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Successful marriage is a very rare thing , and the bottom line is its 60/40 against success , and probably worse than that , with so many staying together purely for financial reasons , or " Children " ( this is not a real reason by the way ) , the expectation of the institution needs to change , and things need to be more adaptable.
Its highly unlikely that anyone getting married in their 20s , would still be together , living the fantasy at say my age , the percentage would be tiny. The days of marriage are over , it doesn't work and its only going to get worse , as roles blur.0
Definitely not rare, at least not where I live. Many people still get married. I don’t want to though. I’m happy with spending my life with a long term partner without the husband/wife titles. Makes for a less expensive and less messy breakup if that happens.0
yeah... with all that changes.. you don't need marriage to get sex. you can hook up anytime using internet service, and women makes money these days she can support herself. world is over populated so there is no merit having children.2
What Girls & Guys Said
Less common, but not yet rare10
I would not want to get married at all, the risks are excessively favored against men. I have seen men commit suicide because of just how hard divorce was hitting them.
A best friend of mine I had at certain point was homeless despite having a job, because his ex wife was taking his entire paycheck in alimony and child support.
It's very hard to witness that, and how the judge did not even let him speak, and his ex wife cried with fake tears in front of me, and her lawyer laugh at him and call him a deadbeat loser. I couldn't watch anyone go through that, especially not myself.31
Rare thing? It's as rare as the amount of people who want to have kids. So, its not rare. Maybe it's not hyped like it used to be in the past. Tbh, I rather like it this way. Marriages being so costly, grand and loud seem so pointless to me.
As for myself, I don't want kids in my life. I don't know if I will marry someone suitable for me. Only universe knows. I have my life decided and it's based on my values and purpose. I would rather not compromise it all just because I have to act like some sort of husband. But if I find a person who will suit me very well, maybe I will marry. Not sure though. I want my relationship to be just a personal thing. But marriages make everything public and something that can be manipulated by government, and even by the wife in the name of getting a divorce and money.10
It MIGHT be according to what I have heard it is but I am not a huge believer in statistics. I think it has a stabilizing influence on society. When people get married and settle down and start a family. I believe they are less likely to do reckless and dangerous things. I was just at a meeting with a man who does ministry in prisons and he said a big factor in generational incarceration is single parent households particularly an absentee father. The breakdown of the nuclear family dynamic is contributing to the exponential growth of the prison industrial complex. I believe if more people attend down and we’re family oriented a lot of problems would disappear0
Divorce is more common than marriage especially these days. Sure marriages still happen, my sister is getting married this year. But our parents, my mom's parent's, my aunt, all but one 1/2 of my mom's sisters have all been divorced. (I say 1/2 because one of my mom's sisters are living apart from their husband but are still married and have considered divorce multiple times)0
Yes it is, any who think it is not are fools.
It is falling because for men the risks in getting married outweigh any possible advantages
The share of married Americans has fallen to 45% in 2022, down from 50% in 2015.
In the UK the marriage rate has declined at a compound annual rate of 3.6% over the five years through 2022-23
The differences in the percentages is down to how the rate are recorded.0
Not rare, but thankfully at least here where I live people aren't getting married just to be married and they aren't rushing things30
People's priorities are fast evolving. Not to mention all this widespread notion of feminism and free will. Women are humans? They have rights? Oml. Get out of here.10
In this day and age dating to marry is a crap deal women have insane body counts 20 years old and having had sex with 70 people is disgusting if a guy gets married today there’s a 100% chance it’s to a whore15
Too many sluts. Maybe if a guy finds a marriageable woman, virgin and worth marrying, maybe, but it's like finding a needle in a mountain of haystacks.10
No, marriage is not rare. People do get married.
As for me, no I am never getting married.0
Although many are doing common law. Marriage is still the fundamental way how we bridge relationships and nurture the future generation.13
By the numbers, it appears to be heading that way.0
Nah, in fact it's a way too common occurrence considering the divorce rates.0
I'd like to get married one day, however no pressure. I don't make out if it such a big deal like some people do.10
Almost everyone I know is married.0
no it isn't rare, and its how you become a happy productive person0
It’s starting to be because of the marriage laws0
Yeah. We are in a post truth world. Everyone does what they want with no standards of right and wrong, even for what's right for themselves...0
I voted wrong I voted no when I would have voted yes because it is.0
Well, like many other things, it fluctuates over time. Statistics from 1867 - 1967
As times change, people change. Over the passage of one hundred years depicted, there was a steady increase with peak shortly after the end of WW2.
In 1960, 72% of adults were currently married and 15% were never married.
The share of married Americans has fallen to 45% in 2022.
In 2021, the marriage rate in the United States stood at six per 1,000 people of the population. This is a decrease from 1990 levels, when the marriage rate was 9.8 marriages per 1,000 people.
Yes, we are currently in another low, with the percentage per year, compared to divorce in the same year, but we have more married couples in total compared to 1960s.
In 2022, there were 61.44 million married couples in the United States. This is an increase from 40.2 million married couples in 1960.
Sure, we currently have a lower marriage rate than we had back in 1947, but, there are still plenty of married people in the us.
I don't think there's anything to worry about. It's just a matter of time before it goes back up and then down again.