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Millennials still want to get married, study shows


WASHINGTON (Circa) -- New research released this year shows that most millennials want to get married.

A study from the Church of England shows that despite the decline in marriage rates, 18 to 35 year olds still intend to get married. This was determined after over 1,000 single young people were asked about their future plans. Six in ten of the millennials asked said they wanted to tie the knot.

10 percent of the millennials who participated in the study also said they were either engaged or planning their wedding.

"It's encouraging to see that young people are still thinking and planning for a wedding," Rev. Dr. Sandra Millar, the Church of England's head of life events told Christian Today. "For many a church wedding is still part of fulfilling that dream, in churches throughout England."

A separate study done by the Stanford Center on Longevity in February found that millennials want to achieve similar life goals at the same age as previous generations accomplished certain dreams and aspirations.

People over 25 years old want to be married ideally by the age of 27, buy a home at 28 years old and start a family by 29.

“Our findings suggest that young adults are not the disruptors that they have been made out to be,” Tamara Sims, a research scientist at the Center on Longevity said. “They are indeed getting married, buying a home and starting a family later than their ideal age at lower rates than other generations, but this decline did not start with them.”

On this week's It's Complicated we sat down with Lindsey Ellison and Jake Ferranto to discuss millennials and marriage. Lindsey Ellison is a relationship coach and founder of Start Over. Find Happiness, a coaching practice dedicated to helping people navigate their break-up or divorce. Jake is the co-founder of West Eleventh Media and a recently married millennial.

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