Marriage Not A Priority For Many Singles, Survey Says
By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A new survey indicates many singles may be looking for love, but not necessarily marriage these days.
According to the newest online Singles in America study, 40 percent of those polled were uncertain about wanting a wedding.
“I don’t think you need that piece of paper to be totally committed to someone, in my opinion. I think when two people get married, they get lazy.”
The survey also found that single people are less concerned about traditional deal breakers like religion and finances.
“Times have changed a lot because yester-years, the guy is supposed to be considered the head of household, he brings in the money and today it’s not like that at all. It’s important, but it’s not a deal breaker; and I think now, women generally, all races, we make a pretty decent salary now so you might make a little bit more depending on what field you’re in.”
The survey’s top deal-breakers were an unclean appearance, being lazy and being too needy… and folks I interviewed on the street cited personality characteristics over cultural ones.
“Just dishonesty, disloyalty and love; if the love is not there, then nothing’s there.”