When it comes to tying the knot, Americans are, increasingly, fashionably late. For various reasons, millennials are getting married later in life than prior generations did.
According to the Pew Research Center, the median age of women and men getting married for the first time is now 27 and 29, respectively. That compares to a median age of 20 for women and 23 for men in 1960.
Of course, not all late-life marriages are first marriages. Many people remarry following the death of a spouse or a divorce. According to Pew Research, about 53 percent of Americans ages 55 and older are remarried — in other words, on their second marriage or one subsequent to that.