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More Singles This Valentine’s Day?

We’re moving toward a society in which single people may soon finally outnumber married people.

How’s that for a happy thought on Valentine’s Day?

This younger generation, it seems, isn’t as interested in marriage as its parents and grandparents were.

The problem, however, is that those of us who are still single are paying more for our decision. Taxes and insurance rates are more expensive for singles than marrieds. CBS This Morning titled this particular story on Tuesday’s broadcast, “Living Single, Paying Double.”

I don’t know that I’m necessarily paying double what married people are, but if I am, I’m not at all sure that I want to know.

At the same time, considering the divorce rate, maybe it’s a good thing that people seem less likely to marry up.  Maybe that leaves room for those who are serious and committed to each other.

If I were to run out and find a wife just to save money, that wouldn’t exactly do anything to help the institution of marriage, would it?

1 Comment

  1. It is not only taxes and insurance, but also just the overhead head cost of living… heat, utilities, car maintenance, etc. A couple lives a lot cheaper per person than a single person.

    My brother and I earned about the same amount of money in our lifetime, our Social Security base pay is about the same. But because he is married his wife is also collecting Social Security. His SS payments were reduced, but still both of the payments combined is more than what I’ll get from SS.

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 27 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.