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After decades of declining marriage rates and changes in family structure, the share of American adults who have never been married is at an historic high. Inone-in-five adults ages 25 and older about 42 million people had never been married, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data. The dramatic rise in the share of never-married adults and the emerging gender gap are related to a variety of factors. Adults are marrying later in life, and the shares of adults cohabiting and raising children outside of marriage have increased significantly.

Designed for years, it seemed like the longer you waited to marry, the advance. Although teens still face an eminent divorce risk relative to older adults, my analysis of more recent fact shows that those who tie the knot after their early thirties are now more likely to divorce than those who marry in their after everyone else twenties. Just recall your high discipline boyfriend or girlfriend. Along with the exhilaration of first love often came jealousy, insecurity, pressure from parents before friends, and tearful doubts about the future. Now imagine getting married below the same conditions.