Thursday, December 02, 2004

Waiting for marriage

New marriage statistics hit the news today. The news is that Americans are waiting longer and longer to get married. According to the 2003 census, the age of 30 is no longer the official start of old maidhood for American women. The latest numbers report that 23% of women between the ages of 30 and 34 have never been married. 33% of men in that same age group have never been married. These are dramatic increases over the last few decades. In 1970, the figures were only 6% of women and 9% of men.

Fox and Friends discussed these new numbers during their 6 o'clock hour this morning. The unmarried beauty queen/reporter, Lauren Green, noted that sexually transmitted disease has also risen by similar margins over this time period. An interesting observation. The married Brian Kilmeade also made an interesting observation. He stated, "People in their 20's have more to do now -- like play video games."

So true Brian, so true. And as the title of Kilmeade's NY Times best-seller points out, the games do count.