More women shunning marriage

CDC study says women choosing cohabitation instead

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Try before you buy.

That’s the motto of more women who are choosing to live together before getting married. According to a study released by the CDC, 48% of women live with their significant other without asking for a ring. That’s a significant jump from 43% in 2002 and 35% in 1995.

Other interesting findings:

  • Less than 1/4 of women said they got married before moving in.

  • High school dropouts were more likely to live with a boyfriend.

  • Women live with their significant other an average of 22 months before
    getting married, or breaking up.

Read the entire CDC report.

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