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Single baby boomers return to the dating scene

A majority of single baby boomers say they are interested in dating and finding companionship later in life, according to Del Webb Baby Boomer Survey data.

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Single people are 'mating' with friends for life

A new report has revealed that almost three quarters of singles have friends who will be friends for life, and four in five say that friendships last longer than romantic relationships. Men in particular are saying no to marriage. Just three in ten single men think they will ever get married, and 48% think single people are more fun.

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Life expectancy may affect decision to divorce

Major life decisions such as marriage, divorce and having a child may be subconsciously influenced by how long people believe they will live, according to a Canadian study by Queen’s University.

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Modern women marry within same social class

A recent study by think tank IPPR has found that British women and men are choosing to marry partners who are increasingly from the same social class as themselves, despite modern society offering them more choice than ever before.

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The key to a long lasting relationship

Communication is the secret to maintaining a long lasting relationship, according to a major survey from Saga of over 10,000 people over the age of 50.

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Divorce at a younger age is harder to cope with

A recent study from Michigan State University has found that divorce at a younger age hurts people’s health more than divorce later in life.

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Britain wakes up to modern family forms

The traditional 2.4 British family is a thing of the past, with eight out of ten people now describing their family set-up as not traditional, or not conforming to the stereotypical two married parents with two or more children. The majority of people feel their family is unrepresented by politicians, the media and advertising, with 52% claiming the Government does not take their family set-up into account.

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Law Society welcomes new forced marriage laws

The Law Society of Scotland has said that new legislation which came into effect at the end of November sets out that forced marriage is unacceptable and will strengthen the position for those who refuse to marry without giving their consent.

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First-time divorce rate tied to education and race

New research from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) in America shows there is substantial variation in the first-time divorce rate when it is broken down by race and education. There is also evidence that a college degree has a protective effect against divorce among all races.

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Falling marriage rates linked to economic downturn

A recent study from America has claimed that the decline in marriage and childbirth rates has contributed to the economic downturn in many of the world's wealthiest nations.

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Materialistic couples have more problems

Materialistic couples are less likely to have a happy and stable marriage, according to new research from Brigham Young University (BYU).


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Rise in the number of women requesting prenups

Family law solicitors in the UK have seen a rise in the number of women initiating requests for prenuptial agreements, according to a recent survey.

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Temporary marriage licenses under consideration

Politicians in Mexico City have put forward proposals which, if implemented, will mean unhappy marriages can come to an end without the need for divorce, reports the Guardian.

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No prenuptial agreement for Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney and his fiancée Nancy Shevell will not be signing a prenuptial agreement ahead of their impending wedding, reports the Daily Mail.

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Kim Kardashian signs prenuptial agreement

American celebrity Kim Kardashian and her new husband have signed a prenuptial agreement in order to protect their assets in the event of a divorce, reports the LA Times.

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Weight gain affected by marriage and divorce

Research from America has found that getting married or divorced can have a dramatic impact on an individual's body weight, especially for those aged over 30.

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Formula 1 heiress signs pre-nuptial agreement

The daughter of Formula 1 billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, Petra, has signed a pre-nuptial agreement with her fiancé, reports the Daily Mail. She is due to be married in Rome later this year.

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