By Lexi Brown
SPRINGFIELD – Millennials… anyone between the ages of 18 and 34 in 2015. What makes most of this generation so different from those prior? Their overall thoughts on marriage.
“Probably late 20s…I mean it happens when it happens.”
“I’d say in the next 7 years, when I’m 28.”
“I think probably at a later age, probably closer to 30; early 30s probably.”
The Millennial generation has the smallest percentage of people that have married between the ages of 18 and 32.
According to a recent report, 25% of millennials will never get married.
Pew Research Center has concluded for Americans in 1960, the average age to first get married was 23 for men and 20 for women. Now, the average age for men is 29 and for women is 27.
“Well, I think the divorce rate has something to do with it because people are scared to jump into something with such a high risk nowadays -Millennial.”
The divorce rate in the US is the highest it has been, this is including the percentages of any generation. Many Millennials don’t want to rush into marriage because of the risk of divorce.
“I feel like it’s just something you do as a mature adult, like you want to finish your life with someone else that makes you happy -Millennial.”
Millennials says they want to take the time and really make sure that person is “the one.”