A new survey carried out in the United States has revealed that adults are waiting longer than before to get married and the total number of adults married in the country is at a record low. According to the study carried out by the Pew Research Center, less than 51 percent of adults in the US are married while the number of new marriages also falling by 5 percent between 2009 and 2010. The study used data from the US Census data for 2010. The report also revealed that the median age for adults getting married has increased with the average age at which men get married rising to 29 while women wait until they are 27. The researchers added that the delay in marriages was not limited to the United States but was true in other advanced, post-industrial societies. D'Vera Cohn, who worked on the study, revealed that many Americans think that marriage is becoming obsolete. "They see it as an obsolete social environment. People say they want to get married, but Americans are much less likely to actually be married than in the past", D'Vera Cohn said. Source: Medindia << Female “Viagra” Efficacy Trial Fails to Meet Main Objective Sufi Singer Leads Music Therapy Initiative >> Recommended Reading How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE Infidelity Infidelity is no longer seen as a midlife crisis alone because younger people are beginning to cheat on their spouses READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia A-Z Drug Brands in India The Essence of Yoga Blood Donation - Recipients More News on: Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?