About seven-in-ten adults (71%) said it was very important for a man to be able to support a family financially to be a good husband or partner, while just 32% said the same for a woman to be a good wife or partner.As far as what helps people stay married, married adults said in a 2015 survey that having shared interests (64%) and a satisfying sexual relationship (61%) were very important to a successful marriage.Fewer said financial stability (28%) or legal rights and benefits (23%) were very important reasons to marry.However, being a good financial provider was seen as particularly important for men to be a good husband or partner, according to a 2017 survey by the Center.Intermarriage is more common in certain metropolitan areas, as well as in urban rather than rural areas.
Americans are increasingly looking for love online.One factor driving this change is that Americans – particularly men – are staying single longer. Marriage declined most among those with a high school diploma or less education. The number of Americans living with an unmarried partner reached about 18 million in 2016, up 29% since 2007.In 1990, 63% of this group were married; by 2015, that had dropped to 50%. marriage rate has declined, divorce rates have increased among older Americans. Roughly half of cohabiters are younger than 35 – but cohabitation is rising most quickly among Americans ages 50 and older. In 2013, 23% of married people had been married before, compared with just 13% in 1960.A total of 15% of American adults have used online dating sites and/or mobile dating apps, according to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey, up from 11% who reported doing so in 2013.Roughly four-in-ten Americans (41%) know someone who uses online dating, and 29% know someone who has entered a long-term relationship via online dating.