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2016 Contemporary Couples & Current Wedding Trends Report

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Same-sex couples who married in the last three years are older than opposite-couples and more spread out across age groups. Many LGBTQ, specifically those in states that did not recognize same-sex marriages prior to 2013 or 2015 have wed in recent years. Consequently, recently married same-sex partners tend to have been together longer (about 4 years) than opposite-sex partners (about 2 years) before marriage. 0% 1% 2% 3% 4% 5% 6% 7% 8% 9% 10% 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57 59 61 63 65 67 69 71 73 75 Age Distribution of Those Married in Last 3 Years Millennials Gen X Boomers Same-sex Opposite-sex BASE: SS N=666, OS N=116 Average age of marrying same-sex should decline in the coming years to more closely match opposite-sex couples

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