For US women born in the 1940 and 1950’s, about 60% were married by the time they were 20 years old.
For women born in the 1990s and thereafter, only around 10% will be married by age 20. More alarmingly, it is projected that close to 50% of them will never marry at all. And these are conservative projections. Probably the situation is more dire. (Data is from National Survey of Family Growth)
The trends are the same throughout the Western world. The Muslim world seems to be desperate to catch up.
Are you unmarried and under 40? Do you have dreams of getting married? Of having a stable happy married life with children?
I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the odds are stacked against you. And it’s only getting worse.
What is causing such a consistent trend over the past 80 years?
There are many more factors than I cannot summarize in a post. But all those factors are in some way related to increased individual rights and freedoms granted by liberalism.
The reason that in virtually all societies historically, the majority of women were married by 25 was human biology. The biological drive to reproduce, to have children, but also the biological importance of family institutions as the building blocks of wider society.
Those institutions, like marriage, like parenthood, like maintaining an extended family, place duties on people. Duties require sacrifice, they’re not fun, they reduce your individual freedom. Liberalism says that this is a bad thing.
Why should you sacrifice your fun for the sake of marriage? Why should you put your dreams on hold for children? Why should you take a pay cut so you can work fewer hours so that you can take care of your aging parents?
Liberalism says, you shouldn’t. Furthermore, technology is invented to “solve” the “problems” that biology creates. Women have a biological need for children but that will interrupt their career or educational ambitions? Well, they can freeze their eggs when they are young and use a sperm bank. And so on.
Liberalism is destroying the human race.