So I pulled this article from the page of my best male friend, Jason.
Regardless of your sex, you may find the information in thie piece very interesting. I would love to research and post the female version of this article, for sure.
Men who consider marriage and those who don't may be intrigued by some of the stats presented in the piece. I know I was!
This reminds me of a quote I once heard that really encompassed my point of view in regards to male/female difference in marriage:
"Women find the right man and feel it's the right time to get married. Men wait for the right time to get married, then look for the right woman."
* Most men who graduate from college don’t start considering marriage as a real possibility until age twenty-six.
* When men go to graduate school, it takes them longer to get into the working world, and they’re not ready to get married until a few years after that.
* Ninety percent of men who have graduated from college are ready for the next step between ages twenty-six and thirty-three; this is when they are most likely to consider marriage. But this window of opportunity stays open only for four to five years, and then the chances a man will marry start to decline.
* A majority of college graduates between twenty-eight and thirty-three are in their high-commitment years and likely to propose.
* This period for well-educated men lasts just a bit over five years. The chances men will commit are sightly less when they are thirty-one or thirty-two than when they were between twenty-eight and thirty, but they’re still in a high-commitment phase.
* Once men reach thirty-three or thirty-four, the chances they’ll commit start to diminish, but only slightly. Until men reach thirty-seven, they remain very good prospects.
* After age thirty-eight, the chances they will ever marry drop dramatically.
* The chances that a man will marry for the first time diminish even more once he reaches forty-two or forty-three. At this point, many men become confirmed bachelors.
* Once men reach age forty-seven to fifty without marrying, the chances they will marry do not disappear, but they drop dramatically.