Why Older Couples Aren’t Tying The Knot

June 8, 2012 12:00 AM
Why Older Couples Aren’t Tying The Knot
" BOSTON (CBS) – Marriage is an institution. A fine institution meant to protect the family unit, but our laws don’t always protect the individuals the second time around.

Love happens and it’s wonderful at all ages. Those match making websites are not just for kids! But there are stages in our lives where it may not make fiscal sense to tie the knot formally.

This is a big financial issue as well as a psychological and social one for older couples. They don’t want to send the wrong message to their children or grandchildren by living together, but their practical side kicks in.

Unmarried heterosexual couples 65 and older living together increased over 70% in the last decade according the U.S. Census Bureau. They didn’t become more promiscuous, just more practical and they are willing to talk about it "

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