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Marriage Rate Down To Historic Low

Marriage Rate Down To Historic Low

There’s a song that says, “Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage,” but a recent study suggests marriage isn’t the road many of you are traveling.

That study was conducted by Sam Sturgeon of Demographic Intelligence, and he told KTRH the results were historically low.

“Right now there are 6.8 marriages per 1,000 people in the population. It’s the lowest it’s been in over a century,” Sturgeon said.

So why are we seeing this?

“More people are living together and people are delaying marriage because of the economy,” Sturgeon said. “Men don’t make very attractive marriage partners if they don’t have a job.”

Houston matchmaker Jamie Rose told KTRH says she believes the numbers.

“Many of my clients are 35-55, divorced once and single parents. That’s over 90% of my clients,” Rose said.

But she also says her clients are looking for marriage.

“My clients want to get married again,” Rose stated.

That goes along with what Sturgeon found. He maintains that the marriage rate is projected to rise over the next few years.

 

 

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