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?