If you look in the mirror and think you might be an old maid, chances are you probably are, thanks to new info from Overflow Data.
The data, which was taken from the American Community Survey by the US Census Bureau, found that most Americans married in the past 12 months were 26-years-old.
This means about 242,944 people over the age of 15 were married in the past year. While it might seem like you're behind the curve if you haven't found someone to marry and you're nearing 26, fear not. The bright side is that Millennials are actually lowering the divorce rate and the reason is because they are waiting longer to get married.
Meaning, while you might think you're getting older and further from the most common age to get married among young American lovebirds, you might actually be on the path to a more stable and lasting relationship.
More couples are living together before getting married and postponing the age at which they tie the knot. This allows for them to be more financially stable and also to get their college education over and done with. They have more time to get a professional career going and have more money set aside for a wedding, home, and family.
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