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Average age for women to marry increases to 30

People are waiting later than ever to tie the knot recent figures by the Office for National Statistics have shown.


 

The average age for women to marry has reached 30 for the first time ever and for men it’s 32.

 

The figures also confirmed the long-running decline of couples marrying, with the number of marriages hitting an all-time low, with fewer people being married in 2009 than in any year since figures started to be recorded in 1895.

 

A spokesperson for Relate, the counselling charity, claims that couples are still aspiring to marry but that the current economic climate is having an effect.  Couples are setting themselves a to do list of things to achieve such as buying a house and with the the cost of weddings, marriage is taking a back seat.

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