Millennials Are Getting Married Later Than Every Other Generation Before Them
Despite those grim Facebook posts that show up in our newsfeeds indicating otherwise (I don't know about you, but it seriously feels like every other day there's someone from high school getting engaged), Millennials are actually the generation most likely to get married later in life.
According to research from Pew, Gen-Yers are opting to tie the knot at older ages than any other previous generation.
Only 26 percent of people aged 18 to 32 are currently married, whereas the Baby Boomers (our parents) were hitched at a rate of 48 percent for the same age group those many, many years ago.
The Huffington Post attributes this trend to more couples opting to live together instead of getting married right away, and to a decrease in "shotgun" weddings (although EDC is coming up, and apparently rave couples can quickly tie the knot there).
The study also classifies us as the most racially diverse, and "relatively unattached to organized politics and religion, linked by social media, burdened by debt, distrustful of people, in no rush to marry — and optimistic about the future."
Looking good, Gen-Y! For most of it, anyway...