I promise that I write about more than love, sex, and relationships, but I ran across this article in USA Today.
Basically, the article says that nearly 40% of Americans say that marriage is becoming obsolete.
-Among the 2,691 adults surveyed by the Pew Research Center last month, 39% say marriage is becoming obsolete, up from 28% who responded to the same question posed by Time magazine in 1978.
-Census data reflect a declining percentage of married adults: 54% in 2010, down from 57% in 2000 and 72% in 1960.
-Blacks are much less likely to be married (32%) than whites (56%), the report finds.
(sigh) Marriage and black people take another hit. Makes that 72% of black babies being born to unwed mothers make more sense doesn’t it? Personally, I want to get married one day, but I’m not dependent on it. Whether I get married or not, I’m going to be happy and living the American dream. That dream would be much sweeter if I had someone to share it with, but I’m going to be living the dream either way. I think that mindset alone is a reflection of the shifting tide of our generation. I think we still believe in marriage, but women are making almost as much as men and no longer need to marry a man to enjoy a nice lifestyle. I think this is a byproduct of equality. Now that women work and make comparable (not quite equal) money to men, they can be career-driven just like men. I just think times have changed and we’re not living in ’50s anymore. Perhaps our generation is trying to figure out how to balance a career, children, and a spouse. -23