Are women waiting to get married? Are they defying the custom we believe to be truth–snaring reluctant bachelors into wedlock? Are they now the ones saying, Not Yet? Yes. Long thought to be the ones pushing those balky bachelors, women are no longer doing so.
For years I’ve been hearing about the “delay” in marriage insisted on by many women, who are simply not as eager as they once were to be wives. For one thing, these young women have greater resources. For another, they don’t have the time, nor feel as inclined as they once might have, to put their all into intimate relationships. As one 23-year-old guest on my local television show, “The Love Goddess Show,” put it, “I don’t want to be the one in charge of maintaining relationship. I’m too busy. So right now, I’m lying low.”