At dinner the other night with three men (translation: male species over 40), we got on the topic of how difficult dating is today.Traditional dating rules have been skewed by texting, Tinder, Facebook, and casual sex.Not even the royal wedding could counter the decline in marriage.There was an uptick in weddings the year after Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge said “I do”, but the 262,240 ceremonies in 2012 is still paltry compared with the 426,240 that took place in 1972.But with their advent society was forced to change their ways of thinking. My brothers were born in the mid 40's; I was a late-50's kid.Twins Karen and Kristy Ambrose, also known as The Ambrose Girls, share their top nine rules for millennial dating.Gen's X and Y are more "democratic" more accepting of uniqueness and eccentricies, even more spiritual in their selection of a mate.Interesting points, but don't forget about the Hippies - they were a radical departure from the norm.
The above graphic shows the average age of marriage in the UK, including second marriages among divorcees.
Generation Y—those born from the early 1980s to early 2000s—are late to contribute to the marriage statistics.
Although the very eldest members of the generation are in their early 30s, most are still in their 20s.
Today, 5% of men and 10% of women aged 25 are married, compared to 60% of men and 80% of women 44 years ago.
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