Millennials Aren't Getting Married For These 3 Very Valid Reasons

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Can't say we blame them.

If you're a millennial and you're dating in the real world, chances are your parents have brought up marriage and having babies to you. It's still sort of expected in our society, even though the definition of what a family is has changed.

But it's time for the older generation to face the hard, statistical truth: millennials don't want to get married! 

The U.S. Wedding Forecast gathered data using Google searches, and more. They predicted that the marriage rate will fall to 6.7 per 1,000 people by 2016, which is an all time low. This is also taking into account people who'll marry the second or third time around.

Sociologist, Philip Cohen, even predicts that marriage will be completely fazed out by 2042!

So, why are millennials so against tying the knot? The Washington Post gives three reasons.

1. They are still putting it off due to money and wanting an education.

2. They are becoming less religious with American atheists, agnostics, and people who don't follow a religion, growing from 16 percent to 23 percent.

3. There are fewer stigmas against people who live together before marriage and have kids out of wedlock.

Look at the upside, parents! You can save all that money you would have spent on your kid's wedding and use it for something else.