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Trend Alert: Fewer Women Getting Married

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: Who says a fairytale ending has to be when you walk down the aisle?
Air Date: 9/9/13
Duration: 10 Minutes
Guest Bio: Rebecca Traister
Rebecca TRebecca Traister is the author of Big Girls Don't Cry, a New York Times Notable book of 2010. As a journalist, she has covered women in politics, media and entertainment for Salon.com, the New York Times Magazine, Elle, The Nation and other venues.
Trend Alert: Fewer Women Getting Married
It doesn't seem this way on TV, with the popular reality wedding, family and dating shows scattered throughout the networks; but it actually IS a new trend within our society that fewer women are getting married.

In 1970, 60 percent of women between the ages 20-24 were married, and 90 percent of women were married by the time they turned 29. However, in 2010, 20 percent of women were married by the time they were 24, and only 50 percent before they were 29.

Women are becoming increasingly focused on their education, career and are totally content with waiting to find Mr. Right... if ever.

Others simply don't have the desire to get hitched.

Are you one of those women?

Rebecca Traister, author of Big Girls Don't Cry, and a forthcoming book about unmarried women (Simon & Schuster, 2014), shares the reasons why women are deciding to stay single.