People Aren’t Getting Married Anymore

Happy single, everybody! A piece in today’s Washington Post details the steep decline in the percentage of adults taking the plunge. Janine White tackled the issue locally for the June issue of Philadelphia magazine. The Post‘s piece handles it on a national level. In 1960, for example, 72 percent of all adults were married. In 2000, that number had dropped to 57 percent. This year, married couples are on the brink of becoming the minority with a 51 percent slice of the adulthood pie. In other words, marriage is so 1963. [Gawker]