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.