Sunday, December 11, 2011

Statistic Sunday

By the 2000s, only 18 percent of women were keeping their names, according to a 2009 study published in the journal Social Behavior and Personality. Now, according to TheKnot, it's at just 8 percent.

Average age of first marriage in America: 28.4 for men, 26.5 for women. (2009) Wikipedia

The number of unmarried couples living together soared 12-fold from 430,000 in 1960 to 5.4 million in 2005. Marriage Savers

There are 99.6 million unmarried people over age 18 in the U.S., representing nearly 44% of the adult population. U.S. Census Bureau. "America's Families and Living Arrangements: 2010"

Under outdated and rarely enforced state laws that have been on the books since the late 1800s, “cohabitation” is actually a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by $500 or up to 60 days in jail. The same penalty applies to adultery – which one Florida woman tried to have enforced for her cheating husband in 2006. Sun Sentinel

Longest Living Married Couple according to Wikipedia: 82 years, 308 days (Marshall Kuykendall & Winnie (née Macnab) Kuykendall in New Mexico)

Longest Marriage Ever according to Wikipedia: 91 years, 12 days (Daniel Frederick Bakeman & Susan (née Brewer) Bakeman, New York)

A Chinese bride got married in a wedding dress with a train more than 1.2 miles (2 km). It took guests more than three hours to roll out the gown. The previous record holder in Romania, where the dress measured just over 1.5 km.

Most expensive weddings: 1)Diana and Charles take the cake with a wedding costing $110 million when adjusted for inflation. Read more:

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