STUDY: Millennial Couples Are Waiting This Many Years to Marry

There are things millennials rush into. We’re always ready to jump on the next plane, do something for self-care, or buy a ripe batch of avocados. These are things we’ll run (not walk) to do. But the crazy thing we can actually wait for? Marriage. We’re not in any rush to get married these days. In fact, we’re kind of holding off on purpose.

Anthropologist Helen Fisher has a phrase to describe this phenomenon – “fast sex, slow love.” In the world of online dating, we’re quick to swipe right and then hit the sack not too long afterwards. And according to an eHarmony report, couples between 25 and 34 knew each other for about six or seven years before deciding to get married.

The reason? There are things we want to get out of the way before we really tie the knot and settle down. The biggest reason being that we want to be able to advance our careers. We don’t have time to spend on wedding planning and homeowning and kids. We want our careers in order, and we want it now!

Source: New York Times



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