Many are closing in on 30 and still in no rush to marry. According to the Pew Research Center, only 26 percent of Millennials, those born roughly between 19, are married.
This is a decrease from previous generations: by the time they were in the current Millennial age range (18-33), 36 percent of Generation Xers, 48 percent of Baby Boomers, and 65 percent of the Silent Generation were married.
The purity culture functions on the idea that virginity is the greatest gift a woman can give her husband.
She is a used toothbrush without it, or a crashed car.
All that to say, thanks to Ron Sellers for pointing out these nuances of the study.
The other points in my post, including the broader argument about hyping bad stats, are still appropriate (as even this commenter recognizes).
Although, the data shows that some did not complete the survey and it is possible some refused once it became clear what the subject matter was about, but I nevertheless overstated my case on that point.
Millennials’ median marriage age is also the highest of any group in modern history — 29 for men and 27 for women.