Cohabitors Tend to Be…….
Cohabitating couples tend to be younger
Cohabitors tend to be less educated
Cohabitors tend to have lower incomes
Cohabitors tend to be more liberal
Cohabitors tend to be less religious
Cohabitors tend to be less committed
Cohabitors tend to be more selfish
Approximately 58% of those who marry were living together (cohabitating), versus virtually none fifty years ago.
An astounding 70% of women in England currently cohabitate before marriage, compared to only 5% in the mid-1960s.
Cohabitors who marry are 50% more likely to divorce.
Cohabitation has diverted millions of people from ever getting married.
Living together unmarried is a trap. If it does lead to marriage, it does not lead to happy committed marriages.
Cohabitation has become a substitute for marriage. A bad substitute!
The rate of divorce for those that choose to cohabitate before marriage is about 80%. “If you dream of marrying someday, don’t move in together,” or “Please move out of that cohabitating situation.
From: Living Together – Myths, Risks & Answers by Mike & Harriet McManus, Cofounders of Marriage Savers