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Not Married? The Odds That You Never Will Be Are Higher Than Ever

A rising share of Americans have never married. Here's who they are and why they won't tie the knot.
Adults who have never been married are at a "record high" says author of Pew report.
Adults who have never been married are at a "record high" says author of Pew report. Flickr/Vince

Since none of us are married or planning on getting married in the near future, some friends of mine are planning to start a commune. We've got it all planned out: we're going to live by the beach, drink mai tais all day and surround ourselves with books and puppies. No cats though, we vetoed that one.

It's not just us. To the dismay of every mother whose eyes get glassy at the thought of her child's wedding day, more American adults are in the "never-married" category than ever before, according to a new report released by the Pew Research Center. (Which totally makes sense, since more than half the country is now single).