Divorce rates will likely decline for the foreseeable future, too."Marriages are becoming stronger than ever, relationships happier and more committed than ever, and couples more independent and consensual in their decisions than ever," Bridebook founder Hamish Shephard said. People are getting married later in life, spending more money on weddings, and, according to a new study, they're spending more time getting to know each other before tying the knot.Apparently, most couples are dating for much longer than they used to before walking down the aisle, according to a new 4,000-person survey from the wedding planning app and website Bridebook.The first prominent online dating site was Match.com, which launched in 1995.e Harmony started in 2000, Ok Cupid in 2004, and more recently, a wave of mobile people-swiping apps, like Tinder and Hinge, have become wildly popular.Just 46 years ago, brides were around 22.6 years old, and now they're 30.8.For grooms, they used to be around 24.6 years old, and now they are 32.7 years old.
It's no secret that marriage traditions are changing.
Over the last 50 years, the number of overall weddings has steadily declined, but that's changing now as well.
The number of ceremonies taking place each year is rising by 2.7 percent.
For socially weird or anxious or shy people, trying to meet a stranger in public is a nightmare, and even for someone charming and outgoing, it’s a grueling task that requires a lot of luck.
The alternative that often happens is meeting someone through friends, which can work, but it’s limiting yourself to single people your closest friends and family happen to know.