Never Married

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

It used to be nearly everyone in their age group said "I do," but now more and more Americans under 34 are saying "I don't" -- or at least, "Not yet."

Census figures show a third of men between 30 and 34 have never been married. About 22 percent of women that age have never tied the knot. That figure is four times what it was in 1970.

Experts say this is further evidence that young people are focusing on careers before settling down. And more and more couples are living together before walking down the aisle.

The change isn't just increasing the number of young singles, it's also increasing the number of single parents. Last year, 35 percent of all births were to single moms. That's up from eleven percent in 1970.


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