If you and your friends got married in the s, and trends stay where they appear to be headed, two-thirds of you lovebirds will stay married. Forever, like you intended, even though that statistic about 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce was likely stuck in the back of your mind. It turns out that, though we won't give up the ghost of the marriage that is half empty, divorce rates are on a three-decade decline. In a NYT piece looking at the stubbornness of the 50 percent divorce rate myth, Claire Cain Miller reiterates what she says social scientists have been trying to tell us for a while now: Divorce rates reached their peak in the s and s and have been going down —not up, and not holding steady—ever since. Some 70 percent of folks who got married in the s made it 15 whole years together, a 5 percent increase from the previous two decades.
Divorce and Marriage Statistics and Studies
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Nobody wants to get divorced, but those statistics that get passed around make it seem like it's an almost inevitable consequence of getting married. Breathe easy, brides. Truth is less grim than fiction here. Myth 1: One in two marriages ends in divorce. So are your chances for a happily ever after really that mediocre? Not exactly. In fact, the divorce rate has been steadily decreasing since the s, according to the National Marriage Project.
Online Dating After Divorce
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Online dating apps have been accused of fueling hook-up culture , and killing romance and even the dinner date , but their effects on society are deeper than originally thought. The rise of internet dating services could be behind stronger marriages, an increase in interracial partnerships, and more connections between people from way outside our social circles, according to a new study by economics professors Josue Ortega at the University of Essex and Philipp Hergovich at the University of Vienna in Austria. Today, more than one-third of marriages begin online. Online dating is the second most popular way to meet partners for heterosexual couples and, by far, the most popular form of dating for homosexual partners.