NEW YORK — Fear of never marrying is mounting among older women who are learning the longer they wait for Prince Charming the slimmer the chances he may appear, Newsweek has reported.
A study--done by Yale sociologists Neil Bennett and Patricia Craig and Harvard economist David Bloom--"set off a profound crisis of confidence among America's growing ranks of single women," the magazine reported.
The study, called "Marriage Patterns in the United States," found that white, college-educated women born in the mid-1950s who are single by 30 have only a 20% chance of marrying. The odds drop to 5% by age 35, the study said.
Forty-year-olds are more likely to be killed by a terrorist, the magazine said. They have a minuscule 2.6% chance of tying the knot.