Friday, November 16, 2018

Are Millennials Getting Married?

Are Millennials Getting Married?

Shayonne Ray | Contributing Writer

Way back when our parents and grandparents were coming up, marriage was
considered being a necessary accomplishment, and an important thing to do in society at
that time. Our parents were married with children by the age of 23, but millennials are not
following in their footsteps.Why? This generation of young people are changing the
stigma of marriage being a necessity and into marriage being an option.

Marriage was put into effect so that a young couple could benefit from each others
families, raise their children and hopefully live what they took to be the American dream.
Researchers are finding that millennials focus is less on marriage right away and more on
their personal career goals, financial goals, and spiritual goals. Millennials perspective on
marriage is changing swiftly, we are seeing marriage happen later in life after they are
financially secured, educated and able to know what they want out of a relationship.

The millennial age range are those born between 1981 and 1996. These are the men and
woman who would rather wait for the right mate to come along, focus on themselves, or
other important factors in their lives. On average most millennials aren't even leaving
home until they are 25 years of age. This is because of the social and economical shift in
the world today. Millennials want to better prepare for the future. Rather than commit to
what society expects from them, they are making their own paths.

The women are more educated than ever before, the men are now.focusing more on their
needs rather than the needs of an entire family. Some say this change is a positive one and
we are headed in the right direction, others question the state of what will happen in the
future is we lose the value of marriage and the history behind it. All we know now is
marriage was the number one goal in the past but for a millennial that goal has dropped to
the bottom of the to-do list.

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