“I see a huge spectrum of ages when it comes to getting married,” says Chamblin, the wedding planner.
“My clients are usually in their late 20s to mid-30s.
) -- something that’s better off left to our friends in the 'burbs.
“Men and women both move here for careers over relationships, she continues. They are responsible, smart, confident, and they want to be sure of who they are and where they are going before they pick a mate.” Turns out, we aren’t as alien as we’d like to think.
People get married later because they are living together earlier,” says Maxwell Cooper.This hits on a key distinction between New York City couples and those elsewhere -- whether New York couples are headed for marriage or not, a higher percentage of them end up living together early on because it makes so much financial sense.This is true especially of younger couples who are struggling to make ends meet.New York City didn’t even make the top 10 of that list.In its Singles in America 2016 report, found that 23% of singles do not want to get married -- nationwide. In fact, the study found that those from New York are 29% MORE likely to want to marry compared to non-New Yorkers.The national average marrying age, according to The Knot, is 29 for brides and 31 for grooms, which is still relatively “old” compared to past averages.Apparently, New Yorkers aren’t the only ones that aren’t super-eager to start filing joint taxes before the age of 25.“I believe marriage in New York City can work in your 20s,” says Kaplan, who is 26 years old and was married in New York last October.“You have to know who you are and what you’re looking for. If you find someone who shares that and the chemistry is right, then game over.” That being said, in her work-life as a matchmaker, Kaplan’s clients are mostly in their 30s and 40s (though she does have some clients in their 20s).The paltry total of 116,000 weddings held in New York City in 2014 certainly supports Viglucci's argument.Even so, government-issued numbers show that it’s not even the hardest place in the country to find love and marriage -- again, despite every failed Tinder date you’ve ever had that would lead you to believe otherwise.