Young Adults In D.C. "Get Hitched" Later Than Peers | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Young Adults In D.C. "Get Hitched" Later Than Peers

Play associated audio
It could be their careers, their love of the single-life or something else, but young adults in D.C. are getting married later in life than their peers nationwide.
www.flickr.com/nerdcoregirl
It could be their careers, their love of the single-life or something else, but young adults in D.C. are getting married later in life than their peers nationwide.

It could be their careers, their love of the single-life or something else, but young adults in D.C. are getting married later in life than their peers nationwide.

Thirty-year-old Lindsay Harrison of Northwest D.C. is just now thinking about marriage. "Until a year or so ago, I was all about, always knew I wanted to go to graduate school, get my MBA, wanted to do this, that and the other thing with my career, and it isn't until probably recently that I'm like, ok--is this what I really wanted to do?" said Harrison.

Lindsay is not alone, she's actually part of the norm. A Pew Research Center study shows 30 as the median age for women in the District to get hitched. For men, it's 32. That's four years older than the national average for their respective groups.

Kristin Maiorano reports...

NPR

For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.
NPR

A Wisecracking Biochemist Shares Her Kitchen ABCs

Shirley Corriher, author of Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, has tips on taking the bitter bite out of coffee, and holding onto cabbage's red hue while it's in the pan.
NPR

For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.
NPR

New Facebook App A Throwback To Old Chatrooms

Facebook's new app, Rooms, harkens back to the days of 1990s anonymous chat rooms. New York Times tech reporter, Mike Isaac, talks about why having secret identities online is a good thing.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.