43 Facts About Love, Sex, Dating And Marriage That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

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Is it more difficult for a woman to find a husband in America today compared to several decades ago?  If a couple lives together before marriage, are they more likely or less likely to get divorced?  Are married men more satisfied with their intimate relationships than single men are?  You will get answers to these questions and many more in this article, and what the numbers actually show may surprise you.  The truth is that there have been some seismic cultural shifts when it comes to romantic love, courtship, marriage and parenting in America.  The way things worked for our parents and grandparents is not necessarily the way that things work in 2017.  I expect that the statistics I am about to share with you will provoke some extremely strong reactions, and that is okay, because we need to have open and honest discussions about these things.  The following are 43 facts about love, sex, dating and marriage that are almost too crazy to believe…

 

#1 The percentage of men in America aged 20 to 39 that are married has declined by about half since the early 1970s.  Once upon a time 70 percent of all males in that age group were married, but today that number has dropped to around 35 percent.

#2 The Brookings Institute just released a study that found that parents that just “live together” are far more likely to break up than parents that are actually married…

“Almost half of cohabiting college-educated mothers will break up with their partner before their child turns 12, compared to less than one-fifth of mothers who were married when the child was born,” wrote W. Bradford Wilcox and Laurie DeRose in a memo explaining the study.

#3 In 1920, there were 92.3 marriages for every 1,000 unmarried women in the United States.  But by 2012, there were only 31.1 marriages for every 1,000 unmarried women.

#4 All the way back in 1950, 78 percent of all households in the U.S. contained a married couple.  Today, that figure has plummeted all the way down to 48 percent.

#5 One recent survey found some very interesting things about the relationship between marriage and sex…

In the National Health and Social Life Survey, 51 percent of married men reported that they were extremely emotionally satisfied with sex, compared with 39 percent of cohabiting men and 36 percent of single men.

#6 That same survey discovered that married men are more than twice as likely to be “very happy” with life generally compared to other men.

#7 According to the Pew Research Center, 44 percent of all Americans in the 18 to 29-year-old age bracket believe that “marriage is becoming obsolete”.

#8 According to the CDC, 74 percent of all 30-year-old women in America say that they have cohabitated with a romantic partner without being married, and it has been estimated that 65 percent of all couples that eventually get married in the United States live together first.

#9 75 percent of all women in the United States say that they “would have a problem” dating an unemployed man.

#10 According to the Pew Research Center, a “steady job” is the number one thing that women are looking for in a husband.

#11 One very shocking study discovered that 20-year-old women are most attracted to 23-year-old men and 50-year-old women are most attracted to 46-year-old men.  But with men the story was completely different.  That exact same study found that 20-year-old men are most attracted to 20-year-old women and 50-year-old men are most attracted to 22-year-old women.

#12 One poll found that 57 percent of men expect to always pay on a date.

#13 The United States has the highest divorce rate in the world by a wide margin.

#14 In America today, approximately 42 percent of all first marriages end in divorce.

#15 The divorce rate for Americans age 50 and older has roughly doubled since the 1990s.

#16 In 1956, approximately 5 percent of all babies in the United States were born to unmarried mothers.

#17 2008 was the very first year in U.S. history when 40 percent of all babies were born to unmarried mothers, and we have now stayed at that level for eight straight years.

#18 100 years ago, 4.52 people were living in the average U.S. household, but now the average U.S. household only consists of 2.59 people.

#19 The United States has the highest percentage of one person households on the entire planet.

#20 Approximately one out of every three children in America lives in a home without a father, and in many impoverished areas of the nation the rate is well over 50 percent.

#21 At this point, only 46 percent of American children live in a home with a mother and a father that are in their first marriage.

#22 In 1970, the average American woman had her first child when she was 21.4 years old.  Now the average American woman has her first child when she is 25.6 years old.

#23 According to the CDC, there are approximately 20 million new STD cases in the United States every single year.

#24 One recent survey found that 65 percent of all Americans do not use a condom when they have sex.

#25 Approximately one-third of the entire population of the United States (110 million people) currently has a sexually transmitted disease.

#26 The United States has the highest STD infection rate in the entire industrialized world.

#27 One survey found that 41 percent of all spouses admit to infidelity.

#28 The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the entire industrialized world.

#29 One new study has discovered that people that live in the Bible Belt watch more pornography than anyone else.

#30 A major survey found that 64 percent of all Christian men in America view “adult material” at least once a month, and a different major survey found that 68 percent of all Christian men in America view “adult material” on a “regular basis”.

#31 On one of the largest adult websites, more than 87 billion videos were watched in just one year alone.

#32 There are more than 4 million adult websites on the Internet, and they get more traffic than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined.

#33 It has been estimated that 30 percent of all Internet traffic now goes to adult websites.

#34 The average high school boy spends two hours on adult websites every single week.

#35 It has been reported that 83 percent of all boys and 57 percent of all girls in the United States have been exposed to group sex while on the Internet.

#36 According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, there are 747,408 registered sex offenders in the United States.

#37 It is estimated that one out of every four girls will be sexually abused before they become adults.

#38 According to NBC News, one new survey has found that 20 percent of all Millennials identify as LGBTQ.

#39 But according to Gallup, only 4.1 percent of all Americans overall identify as LGBTQ.

#40 Close to 3 out of every 4 Millennials in the United States support gay marriage.

#41 According to a much-acclaimed book entitled The Changing Face of the Priesthood, at least 20 percent of all Catholic priests are gay.

#42 The number of sexual assaults in the U.S. military has soared to all-time highs in recent years, and the majority of the assaults are male on male.

#43 According to study reported on by the New York Post, the percentage of Americans that admit to having engaged in bisexual behavior has more than doubled since 1990.

 
  • MIchael in Chicago

    Meanwhile 4,000 to 6,000 men in America marry a woman who lives in another country every year. While the mail order bride business has good and bad aspects I would not be surprised to see the trend continue upward over the next few decades. I know that it was I am seriously considering.

  • MIchael in Chicago

    The only thing keeping the US population from a serious decline are the immigrants from South America and the Middle East.

  • iris

    Data shows that children who are raised in a one man and one woman household, where the parents are married, are faithful to each other and stay together, have far better outcomes in every physical area of life; IQ levels, education levels, physical, emotional and mental health, longevity, and are far less likely to have substance abuse issues, attempt suicide, or have a criminal record. God designed the nuclear family for adults and for children. Yet, the “powers that be” seem bent on destroying it, and have been for several decades, through social engineering.

    • watchmannonthewall

      It seems there is an anti-God spirit (being) motivating the destruction of the family God designed, as well as being bent on destroying everything else He designed and affirmed; which would include a proper relationship between men and women. We await the restoration of all things! I believe and pray this generation is becoming aware why mankind needs to do things the way God said from the very beginnning and not listen to the “supposedly” educated and enlightened among us, that are leading society into misery and destruction.

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        Yes, you’re so right, watchman, it’s not just the nuclear family, it’s everything which would ultimately bring life, peace and justice, especially the Author of those things, whom those spirits are attacking. They always have been against life, real love and truth, but things have extrapolated so much in recent decades, worldwide, that it’s getting hard to ignore them, for those who have any wisdom or discernment.

    • STOP urban sprawl

      I had the highest ASVAB score in my dep group and i’m from a single-parent home for at least some of my life. Other people from single-parent homes are probably much smarter than me.

      Also suicide is because they’re on mind-altering drugs.

      • iris

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      • Tatiana Covington

        Actually, longevity depends on sopping up free radicals and keeping one’s telomeres (the protective endcaps on chromosomes) long and in good order.

        • Vax

          Yes, you’re totally right. That’s why calorie restriction is so important.
          Less food = less free radicals.
          However when you have a slaver CEO like mine who works u to death 4 low pay then calorie restriction is hard to do.

          Also the free radical thing is 1 reason eunuchs tend to live long. Less muscles & body processes = less mitochondria / less dna damage / less radicals.

  • STOP urban sprawl

    A man can always uninstall his libido software.

    • Guest

      Why do you use so many different usernames? And why do you humiliate yourself the way you do? As an adult male, I’d rather die than live the rest of my life as a eunuch.

      • wilderness lover

        I usually use the same IP & account but i just like changing my name. I used to change my computer background all the time but now I use it for schedule reminders.

        • Guest

          Menopause? So you consider yourself a woman? Are you still a male from an anatomical standpoint?

          You can’t stop aging. Aging and death are the result of sin. From some of your comments I get the impression that you’re a Christian so you probably understand that.

          I’m sorry that you were damaged by vaccines. But why do you assume that no woman would want you because of that?

          • wilderness lover

            Menopause happens when estrogen or testosterone drops. In my case T dropped really fast (eliminated) so the hot flashes were really really bad. Now it’s not that bad most of the time but sometimes. The Estroven / primrose seems to help.

          • Guest

            I think the correct term for males is andropause. But I get your point.

          • Yes, the correct term for men is “andropause”, as “menopause” means the cessation of menstruation.

            Andropause of course is the cessation of androgen.

  • john654

    How about couples who never take The Death Pill, (Contraception)? How do those marriages work out?

    • ShootsStraight

      john654, couples that do not use contraceptives are likely to be motivated by firm religious beliefs, and that is going to contribute much to making a marriage stronger. My husband and I are Roman Catholic and did not use contraceptives. In our case, God did not give us children either, so that made things easier for us in some ways. (Years later, He did allow us to see that there were many things we were able to do for others because we didn’t have kids.) As for how our marriage worked out, today, April 3, 2017, is our 42nd wedding anniversary, and we love each other more than ever.

      • john654

        I”m 66 years old, I have 13 grand-kids and have been married 37 years. You proved my point!

        HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

        God Bless You,
        John

        • TJ Frohlick

          I’m 67 years old and have been married for 38 years. I have zero kids. My grandma had 18 children. What else have you done for humanity other than breed?

          • john654

            I have thanked God that you didn’t breed!

          • tomonthebay

            What are you so angry about? You seem to be deeply hurt.

          • john654

            Please, get a life! Read the thread!

          • tomonthebay

            Sorry, that response was meant for TJ Frohlick.

          • john654

            I must admit you made me a little “Angry”.

            God Bless You,
            John

          • tomonthebay

            I can understand that as my comment made no sense in reference to yours. Now TJ is another matter.

          • john654

            Yea, it makes total sense!

          • davidnrobyn

            We’re not cattle, TJ. We’re very high beings, albeit deeply fallen. The coming-into-existence of an immortal being is not a statistic, it’s a cosmic event.

      • iris

        (: Congratulations!

    • texasknight

      The divorce rate for couples that use NFP is less than 3%. The average divorce rate of baptized Catholics is no different than the overall average. The increase in divorce tracks with the increase in the use of the pill.

      • john654

        It’s AMAZING! Catholics have the same rate of divorce because they started using the Death Pill along with the rest of the world!

        It’s called Protestantism!

        Jesus IS God,
        John

  • Tim

    #27 is shocking.

    #43 is totally disgusting.

    • VAXXED

      The thing with #43 is in some really fundamentalist Christian groups simply just being a man who can’t get a girlfriend raises suspicions of “Is he gay?”
      They’ll look at the man suspiciously like the Puritans did long ago “A WITCH!?”

  • Mike Dymski

    Well i am never getting married again, specially in 2017, been there done it most if not all women are after money and what can you buy for me. not to mention all men get raped in court during the divorce and loose everything no thanks never again

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      I just experienced divorce. Cost me more than our extravagant wedding and honeymoon combined. I could have afforded 4 weddings and honeymoons for as much as I went into debt over the past year. If not for my strong faith in God I would have probably wanted to kill myself.

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  • “The percentage of men in America aged 20 to 39 that are married has declined by about half since the early 70s. Once upon a time 70% of all males in that age group were married, but today that number has dropped to around 35%.”

    Funnily enough, the same is true of women… but women’s numbers have dropped to just 31%. More men are married than women (to WHOM, one must wonder). Furthermore, more men are seeking marriage than there are women doing so. Marriage and Long Term Dating websites show a male membership at over 70%, with women taking up less than 30% membership, and many of those women do not sign in again after joining.

    • The Tuna Fairy

      You ever joined one of those? I’m female, the jerk factor on those is simply amazing. You get all kinds of crude messages and things that scare you. Not even worth doing. I love the idea of being able to filter potential mates by traits that matter to me, but the reality of internet dating sites is that isn’t what happens at all. I don’t like being shark bait.

      • I have friends who use those sites… yikes. The only good thing that dating sites gave us is Bye Felipe!

        Funnily enough, only my guy friends use dating sites; my female friends get bugged enough IRL to bother joining a site that would only add to the unwanted attention. The jerk factor IS unbelievable. Wanna know how awful guys are online once they assume you’re a woman? I went to craigslist to sell a pair of thigh-high red latex boots I only wore for a couple of Halloweens. The ad showed pics of them in their box, the text of the ad was brief and matter-of-fact, and you know what kind of replies I got? Vile, gross, unrequested come-ons replete with D pics. Elaborate fantasies all spelled out (many of them quite threatening and/or frightening). Many pointed out they were married, some wanted me to come over while the wife was at work(!), some suggested meeting in their church’s parking lot, some wrote that I should come over once their baby falls asleep. Yuck. As a reminder, I placed my ad in the shoe section, and used absolutely NO enticing words. These creepos seem to have been trawling the ladies’ clothes sections and responding en masse to any unsuspecting chick :( I don’t blame women for giving up on dating sites after the first week or two of using it!

        nd also let’s also take into account the amount of men who remarry after
        divorce/ widowhood versus the lower percentage of women who wish to ever
        marry again. This being the case, there really should be more women
        available to marry than men, yet it is still predominantly men pushing the
        entire marriage industry. Dating sites — even BBW dating sites and over-fifty dating sites — are predominantly men seeking (and rarely finding) willing women.

        The state of men is so tragic that they’re being forced to save up a few years’ income and purchase a quasi-willing wife from some impoverished country because Western women ain’t havin’ ’em.

        Good luck to you.

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    • The Tuna Fairy

      And as to whom, in your post, there are more women than men. So the % rates will look different even if the actual numbers are the same. :)

      • The reason there seem to be more women (despite a natural birth rate of 105 males per every 100 females across the planet) is because women live into old age at greater rates than men. These women aren’t in the dating pool.

        • The Tuna Fairy

          Men tend to die young more often, generally of risky behavior. The numbers keep getting more skewed as the age increases.

          And, I’m laughing at the idea that the older women aren’t in the dating pool. Go to a senior citizen’s center for lunch. Women in this culture were raised to “need” a man, any male who gets within range has more women after him than he knows what to do with. it’s interesting to watch. they might not be in your “dating pool” but they ARE in the “trying desperately to hook a man” pool.

  • “#29 One new study has discovered that people that live in the Bible Belt watch more pomography than anyone else.”

    And the American region which views the highest percentage of g-a-ÿ adult websites is also the Bible Belt (southern states).

    Of course not much can be extrapolated from that fact, i.e., are more highly-closeted southerners getting off to the g-a-ÿ stuff, or are more southerners just watching it out of anger, like we watch beheading videos and other horrible clips online — because we hate them and are disgusted by such?

    • VAXXED

      It’s better without the libido force field. But my mom rather have me watching p than be a eunuch & she doesn’t act happy i’ve lost attraction to tons of women.

  • John Germain

    The two key factors to everything in this survey (#1) The loss of following the teachings of the Christian Faith. Even entire denominations have caved in on teaching the biblical moral values. (#2) The (radical) Women’s liberation movement. A movement of “men haters”, baby killing, and female power seekers that demoralize and dominate the men around them.

  • Ray S.

    As someone who just went through a divorce last year I can understand why so many men today do not want to marry. It was by far one of the most grueling and bitter experiences of my life. The way our court system is set up, women are favored and men have to pay. I have second thoughts now about ever getting married.

  • Tatiana Covington

    A steady job? With technology and robots advancing as fast as they are? I don’t think so!

    • JEFFREY

      … ha ha , your funny Tatiana !

      • Tatiana Covington

        I’m deadly serious.

  • shots = autism

    I think Longevity Now talks about another cause of calcification in humans besides water and animal products from animals that have drunk bad water.
    Probably can’t edit but off topic anyway.

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    44. None of it is worth the powder to blow it up!

  • Sara Carpenter

    Oh my has the world changed! I was married for 46 years to a wonderful man…Now a widow of 5 years….Have 4 children…8 g children…We were a “traditional” family but i guess traditional has gone out with the dinosaurs! I do date younger men occasionally, but will never replace what i had….