25 Unusual Facts About Love, Dating Relationships, and Sex

I was reading a post from one of my favorite and thorough blogs about the economy this morning and he shared some interesting insights and a past post about relationships and I wanted to share some of the details here. I think they will be of interest. I’ve also decided to cover many of the original “43 Facts” mentioned below on my Ready for Love Radio show on May 18th. I’ll be sharing information on my www.readyforloveradio.com and this website and throughout my social media network. You can connect with me on any of these sites to get updates on upcoming shows.

First the information about millennials – this is an excerpt from an article about why so many millennials are still living with their parents.

But a lot of young men these days do not even want to go down the traditional route of marriage, family, career, etc.

In fact, a lot of them are forsaking the concept of marriage together.  Author Suzanne Venker says that a lot of these men are blaming their lack of desire to get married on modern women

“When I ask them why, the answer is always the same: women aren’t women anymore.” Feminism, which teaches women to think of men as the enemy, has made women “angry” and “defensive, though often unknowingly.”

“Now the men have nowhere to go. It is precisely this dynamic – women good/men bad – that has destroyed the relationship between the sexes. Yet somehow, men are still to blame when love goes awry.”

“Men are tired,” Venker wrote. “Tired of being told there’s something fundamentally wrong with them. Tired of being told that if women aren’t happy, it’s men’s fault.”

On the flip side, a lot of women are extremely distressed that so few men seem to have the willingness to commit these days.  So many men just want to run around having sex with an endless series of women without ever putting a wedding ring on any of their fingers.

Of course many men figure that if they can get some of the best benefits of marriage (sex, companionship, etc.) without having to make a commitment then that is a pretty good deal for them.

Personally, I am a huge advocate of marriage, but the rest of society is moving in the exact opposite direction.  According to the Pew Research Center, 44 percent of 18 to 29-year-old Americans now believe that “marriage is becoming obsolete”.  And for a lot more numbers like this, please see my previous article entitled “43 Facts About Love, Sex, Dating And Marriage That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe”.

(You can read that full article here – http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/why-are-so-many-millennials-living-with-their-parents-instead-of-getting-married-and-starting-their-own-families)

The article he mentioned about 43 Facts About Love, Sex, Dating and Marriage That Are Almost Too Crazy to Believe is Great too. Here are a few of my favorites, but I included the link at the end and definitely recommend that you check out the full list.

#1 The percentage of men in America aged 20 to 39 that are married has declined by about half since the early 1970s.  Once upon a time 70 percent of all males in that age group were married, but today that number has dropped to around 35 percent.

#4 All the way back in 1950, 78 percent of all households in the U.S. contained a married couple.  Today, that figure has plummeted all the way down to 48 percent.

#7 According to the Pew Research Center, 44 percent of all Americans in the 18 to 29-year-old age bracket believe that “marriage is becoming obsolete”.

#8 According to the CDC, 74 percent of all 30-year-old women in America say that they have cohabitated with a romantic partner without being married, and it has been estimated that 65 percent of all couples that eventually get married in the United States live together first.

 

#12 One poll found that 57 percent of men expect to always pay on a date.

#13 The United States has the highest divorce rate in the world by a wide margin.

#14 In America today, approximately 42 percent of all first marriages end in divorce.

#15 The divorce rate for Americans age 50 and older has roughly doubled since the 1990s.

#16 In 1956, approximately 5 percent of all babies in the United States were born to unmarried mothers.

#17 2008 was the very first year in U.S. history when 40 percent of all babies were born to unmarried mothers, and we have now stayed at that level for eight straight years.

#18 100 years ago, 4.52 people were living in the average U.S. household, but now the average U.S. household only consists of 2.59 people.

#19 The United States has the highest percentage of one person households on the entire planet.

#20 Approximately one out of every three children in America lives in a home without a father, and in many impoverished areas of the nation the rate is well over 50 percent.

#21 At this point, only 46 percent of American children live in a home with a mother and a father that are in their first marriage.

#22 In 1970, the average American woman had her first child when she was 21.4 years old.  Now the average American woman has her first child when she is 25.6 years old.

#23 According to the CDC, there are approximately 20 million new STD cases in the United States every single year.

#24 One recent survey found that 65 percent of all Americans do not use a condom when they have sex.

#25 Approximately one-third of the entire population of the United States (110 million people) currently has a sexually transmitted disease.

#29 One new study has discovered that people that live in the Bible Belt watch more pornography than anyone else.

#32 There are more than 4 million adult websites on the Internet, and they get more traffic than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined.

#35 It has been reported that 83 percent of all boys and 57 percent of all girls in the United States have been exposed to group sex while on the Internet.

#36 According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, there are 747,408 registered sex offenders in the United States.

#37 It is estimated that one out of every four girls will be sexually abused before they become adults.

#38 According to NBC News, one new survey has found that 20 percent of all Millennials identify as LGBTQ.

#39 But according to Gallup, only 4.1 percent of all Americans overall identify as LGBTQ.

#41 According to a much-acclaimed book entitled The Changing Face of the Priesthood, at least 20 percent of all Catholic priests are gay.

#42 The number of sexual assaults in the U.S. military has soared to all-time highs in recent years, and the majority of the assaults are male on male.

#43 According to study reported on by the New York Post, the percentage of Americans that admit to having engaged in bisexual behavior has more than doubled since 1990.

43 Facts About Love, Sex, Dating And Marriage That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

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