Does anyone know of any bars, clubs, lounges, pubs that are within walking distance of the Northwestern University area?We're staying at t a hotel right next door and are from out of town so are looking for some good places to go to (for the late 20's-mid 30's crowd).
When you consider how many marriages end in divorce, it's not surprising that by your middle-age years you know a lot of people who are either looking for love, actively dating, deciding to live life without a partner or are on their second, third or even fourth marriages. CNN reports that although divorce rates have stabilized over the past several decades for the general population, they've risen among baby boomers.
According to a study by Bowling Green State University, divorce rate among couples over 50 more than doubled in the last two decades.
“Our whole site’s about trying to form real relationships, and not just with members of the opposite sex, but with your friends, too,” Waxman said.
Injecting a bit of adventure is also part of the new formula.
Once careers are solidified or children are grown, many couples realize that they've grown apart or don't really have much in common any longer.
Communication becomes difficult or practically nonexistent. For some couples, their beliefs or value systems might have shifted.
“Hooking up has become institutionalized in popular culture including music, film, and social media,” Solomon wrote in an article to be published in the forthcoming “Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy.” “Hooking up has become normative, with most emerging adults reporting at least one hookup during their college years.” Today’s hookup culture, as Solomon writes, partially explains why so many young adults are delaying marriage.
Using data from the National Survey of Family Growth, computer science professor Allen Downey at Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts found that young men and women born in the 1980s and 1990s are much more likely to be unmarried than young people of previous generations.
Ok Cupid just launched Crazy Blind Date, an app that lets users pick a location and a day, then sit back and get paired up someone to go out with.
“In order to create love, you have to create mystery,” said E.
In 1990, fewer than one in 10 people who divorced was 50 or older; by 2008, it was more than one in four. Some couples meet in high school or college, settle down and marry young.