Statistics dating young age

Men and women’s attitudes about marrying for the first time are not different among young adults.

Being a good parent was seen as “one of the most important things” by a larger share of adults (53%).

Men and women overall do not answer differently in rating the priority of a successful marriage to them, but there are differences among young adults, ages 18 to 34. According to the public, it is easier for a married person than a single person to raise a family (77% say so).

Young and old, married and unmarried are equally skeptical. Especially for those who have never wed, marriage remains a life goal.

About six-in-ten (61%) men and women who have never married say they would like to get married, according to the 2010 Pew Research survey.

Having a successful marriage is “one of the most important things” in life for 36% of adults, according to a 2011 Pew Research survey.

An additional 48% said it is “very important but not the most” important.

Though they say they would like to wed, most Americans are not in a hurry to do so.

In 2011, the median age at first marriage was at a record high—about 29 for men and about 27 for women, according to census data.

Only 12% say they do not want to marry and 27% are not sure.

That same survey found that a trip to the altar is not so appealing for those who have been there before.

A rising share of young adults, especially women, are pursuing advanced degrees, and waiting for marriage until they are done with their education and established in the workplace.

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