First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. Sometimes. Read More
Based on the "half-your-age-plus-seven" rule, the range of people you can date expands with age. Combine that with population counts and demographics, and you can find when your non-creepy dating pool peaks. Read More
Given your age, this is the percentage of people who have married at least once. Read More
Some jobs tend towards higher divorce rates. Some towards lower. Salary also probably plays a role. Read More
Using a century of data, we watch the shift of marital status in the United States. Read More
There's a recurring joke on sitcoms and comedy bits about a decline in sex life after marriage. The relationship and dynamics change. Less lust, more companionship. Is that really how it works? Read More
It’s Valentine’s Day, a perfect time to note that the marriage rate in the United States has been on a steady decline for decades, save for a brief spike in 2012. So romantic. Here’s the rate per 1,000 people since 1997: You can also view that rate by state. What’s up with you, Hawaii? (I’ve excluded Nevada, which skewed the axes for all the small multiples because of its freewheeling...
Separately, we looked at marrying age, divorce rates, and those who never married. Now let’s look at marital status all together, with the addition of the widowed status. Read More