Buying engagement and wedding rings at Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange was always a great idea and a great deal. Now it’s even better.
That’s because – and maybe it’s not the ideal subject for this joyous occasion, but hey, stuff happens – odds are better than ever that you’re putting on those rings for good.
Phillip Cohen, professor of sociology and the University of Maryland, has crunched U.S. Census Bureau numbers and concluded that millennials are leading the way in the decline of divorce rates in America.
“We see people getting married at older ages, people getting married with college degrees already,” Cohen said. “They are less likely to be already divorced or have children when they get married, both of which are risk factors for divorce.”
Overall, divorce rates dropped 18 percent from 2008 to 2016, even though surveys have tracked an increase in divorce among older Americans in recent decades – with far less social stigma than there used to be. But millennials are setting a new standard for not rushing into marriage, then sticking with it once they’ve tied the knot.
“The change among young people is particularly striking,” Susan Brown, a sociology professor at Bowling Green State University, said of Cohen’s results. “The characteristics of young married couples today signal a sustained decline [in divorce rates] in the coming years.”
So we’ll be even more conscientious about helping your pick the right rings. Because chances are better than ever you’re going to love them forever.