Friday, November 9, 2007

I Do, I Guess

I wonder what the average age at first marriage is these days. I haven't checked the stats, but I would guess that in the U.S. it's around 25 for women, 28 for men. I would guess a little older than that in Western Europe and younger in Asia and Latin America (significantly younger, in some places). When did your parents start bugging you about getting married (assuming they bugged you at all)? Do you feel there is a double standard with men and women?

2 comments:

MK said...

http://www.dataranking.com/table.cgi?LG=e&TP=po08-2&RG=1

They're older at first marriage in Europe. In France ther seems to be a current fad to just have kids without getting married.

creative-type dad said...

They still get married in Europe?
All of our friends out there don't unless they're religious.

My parents never bothered me about it. They had a horrible marriage.