11/22/2010 9:10 AM ET |
Filed under: Love Line
We're not surprised!
According to a survey from Pew Research Center and Time Magazine, only half of Americans are getting married, which is down from 72 percent in 1960.
And 40 percent of US adults think marriage is obsolete!
"Marriage has always been obsolete," said Tammy Infusino, an NYC musician. "People have been cheating forever. It's more about what you have with who you are with, not what you call it."
Marriage has decreased for the most part around 20-somethings. Two years ago, 26 percent of adults under 30 were marriage compared with 68 percent in 1960.
"Kids today are afraid of commitment because most of their parents' marriages have failed or have been unhappy," said retired teacher Theresa Piccola.
Cohabitation has doubled since 1990, while 44 percent of those surveyed said they've lived with their significant other at some point.
Marriage may be on the outs but love still exists. 93 percent of people said love was the primary reason to wed.
They're right. And hopefully one day, everyone can have that privilege!
Tags: cohabitation, decline, marriage, relationships, survey