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“Hooking up with someone doesn’t mean that millennials now don’t value marriage,” says Anne Kat Alexander, who at 23 is in the second wave of the millennial generation.
“If anything, they value marriage more because they are putting a lot more forward thinking into that decision.”Dr.
She calls it “the sex interview.”“In my day you went out on a first date with someone you didn’t know very well, and you went to dinner or mini golf,” she said.
“The first date has changed — it’s time consuming and expensive.
In 2018, the median age of first marriage was approaching 30 (29.8 for men and 27.8 for women).
That’s more than a five-year delay in marriage compared to 1980, when the median age was 24.7 for men and 22 for women.
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Fisher takes a more generous view, and suggests that we could all learn a thing or two from millennials about the benefits of slow love.
Fisher, author of “Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray, has devoted her career to studying love and relationships.