There are more single people than ever before. But do they want to get married?

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  • Bob A. Bohey Marlborough, MA
    Sept. 25, 2017 12:01 p.m.

    It's good to see people are taking their time and not listening to religious dogma or societal commentary about what marriage is or isn't. Hopefully this trend of patience and thoughtful self reflection will lead lowering the divorce rate in America. The ways of the past just aren't cutting it in this regard.

  • illuminated Kansas City, MO
    Sept. 25, 2017 5:31 a.m.

    The reason is simple: Gynocentrism and egalitarianism has destroyed marriage. Return the authority to men and people will start getting and staying married again.

    This is how the Amish do it and their divorce rate is practically 0%. This principle is in the Bible. But nobody, not even Christians, wants to hear the truth anymore.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    Sept. 19, 2017 10:07 p.m.

    Moral values have changed:

    * many single folks live together without marrying.
    * seems, more same gender folks want to a merry each other than opposite genders do.
    * many folks want to change their gender.
    * in the world of entertainment, fathers are made to look silly.

  • happymom123 Clearfield, UT
    Sept. 19, 2017 8:15 p.m.

    I would rather not be single, but sometimes life does not always go the way you would like it to. Most of the time I am alright being single, but after being married many years ago, I do miss coming home to someone. In the meantime I work real hard to remain patient with Heavenly Father and his promise to me that one day I strife to enjoy life as much as possible just just for what it is meant to be. I am not rich by no means, but that doesn't matter. What matters is you make the best of your situation. Being positive goes a long ways and so does having faith

  • Vermonter Plymouth, MI
    Sept. 19, 2017 11:32 a.m.

    I have long thought that many single people without children would get to the end of life and wonder what it was all for anyway. Some will, some won't.

    But, I now think that within a generation, young Americans are going to begin to realize that old age can be quite perilous and downright scary if one does not have any family members taking care of them, or at least looking out for their interests at the end of their lives.

    There will likely be a renewed interest in one of the most important reasons people in the third world have children--so they can take care of you in your old age.