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The Real Reason Marriage Is Still A Very Relevant Institution

Iris Krasnow | Posted 03.22.2016 | Fifty
Iris Krasnow

While surrogacy and sperm donation can produce an instant family without a partner or pomp, joining with another, officially and ceremoniously, remains a popular achievement in the human growth cycle.

The Decline Of U.S. Marriage Rates Explained In One Incredible Gif

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 10.03.2014 | Weddings

It's no secret that marriage rates in the U.S. are declining, but sometimes you have to see things to believe them. Using data from the Centers fo...

New Survey Sheds Light On What People Really Want In A Spouse

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.25.2014 | Weddings

For the first time in America, single adults outnumber the married. However, despite the decline in marriage rates, new data from the Pew Research...

Study Reveals Interesting Link Between Men's Height And Marital Success

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.29.2014 | Divorce

Tall or short may affect more than just a man's suit size -- according to a new study it may also impact the success of his marriage. Sociologists...

Happy Valentine's Day! Which States Have the Highest Marriage Rates?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.16.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

At the top of the list is Nevada, and it's not even close. The Silver State laps the field with a marriage rate more than double the second highest state, Hawaii.

Hundreds Of Millions Spent Promoting Marriage Hasn't Helped At All

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Divorce

For the past decade, the U.S. government has been spending hundreds of millions of dollars to promote healthy marriages -- but new research indicates ...

WATCH: 'Marriage Is...' Project Counters Negative Relationship Images, Makes Us Cry

Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

8.8 years is the average length of an American marriage. It's a stat photographer Sabrina Thompson points out in her latest project "Marriage Is...," ...

Why Working-Class Americans Aren't Getting Married

Posted 08.13.2013 | Weddings

Recently, we've been hearing that fewer and fewer Americans are tying the knot, with the U.S. marriage rate at its lowest point in more than a century...

What The Vast Majority Of Men Think About Marriage

Posted 07.16.2013 | Weddings

TV and movies would have you believe that men are commitment-phobes who fear the dreaded ball and chain, but it turns out that's just not true. Acc...

Yes, My Cohabitating Generation Still Wants To Get Married | Posted 07.11.2013 | Weddings

By 2016 most babies will be born "out of wedlock", a phrase so archaic that you might as well just condense its sentiment into "by 2016, the UK will l...

Is Marriage Becoming Irrelevant?

Posted 07.02.2013 | Weddings

First comes love, then comes... nothing, according to a new survey of Japanese adults. A study by Japanese magazine Joshi Spa! polled more than 37,...

Wedding Industry Prepares For Big Boom Post-DOMA | Posted 06.28.2013 | Weddings

After the gavel, comes the chiming of wedding bells …and the ringing of cash registers....

How Marriage Became A Class Privilege | Posted 06.26.2013 | Weddings

Americans appear to have fallen out of love with marriage, says USA Today, to the point where those saying “I do” have bottomed out at a historica...

Institution of Marriage Stronger Than Ever

Matthew Dowd | Posted 08.04.2013 | Weddings
Matthew Dowd

When one looks at the length and strength of a bond based on love, mutual trust, commitment and freedom as the defining elements, marriage and relationships have never been stronger or healthier or more widespread.

Marriage Rates Are Increasing For A Surprising Reason

Posted 05.03.2013 | Weddings

Overall marriage rates in the U.S. have been steadily declining over the last several decades. But new research from the University of Montreal sugges...

If We're So Over Marriage, Why Do I Still Want A Wedding?

Colleen Crinion | Posted 05.29.2013 | Women
Colleen Crinion

Even dry British economists are talking about it. It feels like it's been everywhere lately -- even the Supreme Court. Marriage rates: just in a slump, or do we need to talk?

Sound Off: Can The Obamas Change Low Marriage Rates Among Blacks In The U.S.?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 01.25.2013 | Black Voices

In the annals of black marriage, even iconic (albeit fictional) successes like Cliff and Clair Huxtable get drowned out by a constant narrative of glo...

How To Stop The Marriage Rate From Declining

Posted 12.17.2012 | Weddings

Marriage rates are declining in record numbers, and that can cause major social problems. A new report from the National Marriage Project and the Inst...

The Surprising Sacrifice Men Are More Willing To Make Than Women

Posted 11.20.2012 | Weddings

Guys, your secret is out: you're even more excited about the wedding than your brides. That's according to financial services firm Barclays' new re...

14 Signs And Consequences Of The End Of Men

Posted 09.13.2012 | Women

When journalist Hanna Rosin talks about the "End of Men," she doesn't mean that men are destined to die out (although statistics show that couples in ...

DEBATE: Can Women Really Be Happy Single?

Posted 06.06.2012 | Women

When Tracy McMillan published her blog post "Why You're Not Married" on The Huffington Post in February 2011, she received ample criticism for telling...

The Average Wedding Costs An Outrageous Amount

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 05.22.2012 | Money

Mark Zuckerberg just married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan a day after Facebook's epic debut on the NASDAQ. But most people aren't lucky enou...

The Dangers of Contraception Revealed

Robert Walker | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

There's a basic misconception that clouds the thinking of many social and religious conservatives. Believing that contraceptive use is a moral wrong, they desperately want to make it into a social ill. To do that, they confuse correlation with causation.

Is College Debt Affecting Your Marriage Plans?

Posted 03.29.2012 | College

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced last week that student loan debts have surpassed the $1 trillion mark, leaving the majority of 201...

Family Values: Not By Bread Alone

Tera W. Hunter | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
Tera W. Hunter

As opponents to same-sex marriage make headlines, lost is the fact that the real threat to the institution of marriage isn't gender. It's economics.