In 2005, 51 percent of women said they were living without a spouse, up from 35 percent in 1950 and 49 percent in 2000.Who says men are afraid of commitment? While only 49% of women of married, 53% of men are, a 4 point differential. If that was the difference in an election, it would be a blow out. The facts don't lie, and the facts say men are married at a higher rate then women.
Several factors are driving the statistical shift. At one end of the age spectrum, women are marrying later or living with unmarried partners more often and for longer periods. At the other end, women are living longer as widows and, after a divorce, are more likely than men to delay remarriage, sometimes delighting in their newfound freedom.
In addition, marriage rates among black women remain low. Only about 30 percent of black women are living with a spouse, according to the Census Bureau, compared with about 49 percent of Hispanic women, 55 percent of non-Hispanic white women and more than 60 percent of Asian women.That is amazing that Asian women are married at twice the rate that black women are.
via NY Times