Thursday, February 22, 2007

Britons fall out of love with marriage

From The Times February 22, 2007
The number of Britons choosing to marry has fallen to the lowest levels in a hundred and eleven years. ... The average age that men and women marry increased to 36.2 years for men and 33.6 years for women — up by three years for both sexes since 1995.

When we married we were both 23. All our children married older but none as old as above and none of us cohabited first.

It is high time government gave more fiscal incentives to marriage as it is the bed rock of a stable society. Ours is being built on the sand of cohabitation, civil partnership and easy divorce after feelings of romance have fled.

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