True Love Need Not Wait

by Barbara Ray


Coauthor of the Knot Yet report, W. Bradford Wilcox, adds some nuance to the typical story about early marriage in his post at Huffington Post this morning.

“20something marriage is a definite no-no in the eyes of many journalists, academics, parents, and peers. After all, “selecting a lifelong mate is difficult to do before you’re all fully baked adults,” argues Slate columnist Amanda Marcotte. Critics of early marriage have a point. Plenty of young adults today don’t possess the maturity to tie the knot. It is also true that women who wait to marry until their 30s.” …

But postponing marriage also carries risks, risks that often go unacknowledged in our public and private conversations about marriage timing. Four risks are particularly salient…

Read more of Wilcox’s post at Huffington Post