This is true despite evidence that they have as much interest in marriage as previous generations.Since the 1980s, surveys by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research have consistently shown that four out of five high school seniors expect to be married at some point in the future.After living in Maryland and socializing in Washington, D.

I have to have a girlfriend first,” said Sanchez, a computer security specialist who has also lived in California and Texas.

In six states (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont) more than 70 percent of young people are single.

Young couples are living together without getting married at a higher rate.

For the 20 to 34 age group, the share of households that include unmarried partners increased from 12 to 16 percent since 2000.

I think millennials have started a new tradition that you need to have your own career. In 2016, the median age at first marriage was 29 for American men and 27 for women, according to national census data.

Marriage is more like a strategic alliance.”For 70 years, the typical marriage age in the U. For both genders, that is two years older than in 2000, and more than seven years older compared to the 1950s.Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions.This story has been updated to note that there is no proven link between the higher-than-average educational attainment and workforce participation of Massachusetts and New England women and their relatively low rates of marriage.Shane Dunn of Boston was 31 when he tied the knot last July.Dunn and his fiancee delayed their wedding plans for five years, as he established a career in education management in Boston and paid off student debt, and she finished business school in Chicago.“When we met, in our mid-20s, neither one of us had wanted to rush into marriage,” Dunn said.Steven Martin, a demographer who studied the trend toward later marriage for the Urban Institute, predicted in 2014 that millennials would be less likely to marry by age 40 than any other generation.