My interest was peaked just by the title since I get to be the sugar mama for Matt right now (though not for long, graduation is quickly approaching!). The story was all about a study that compares marriages in 2007 with those in 1970. Pretty interesting. And in case you're interested but don't want to read the full article, I pulled out a few points that caught my attention. (The High Fives if you will.) But really, it's a quick read so the whole thing is worth your time.
One: Until 1964, a woman could legally be fired when she got married.
Two: For the first time ever among those age 44 and younger —- more women than men have college degrees.
Three: "They [women] say overwhelmingly — 87 percent — that it's more important to have a man who can communicate well, who can be intimate and who will share the housework than to have someone who makes more money than you do."
Four: Woman still make 77 cents to a man's dollar, and their earnings can lag over time since women are more likely to cut back to care for children. But this, too, is shifting.
Five: Today, among U.S.-born 30- to 44-year-olds, the more educated you are, the more likely you are to be married.
I think the last bullet is the most interesting. Who knew that more education means you are more likely to be married.