Feeling like settling down is more difficult as you get that bit older? Can’t find the one? Fear not, you aren’t the only one!
New CSO figures show the average age of brides and grooms in Ireland continues to increase and is older than ever.
Central Statistics Office figures show grooms were, on average, 35.3 years old in 2015.
Brides were 33.2 years old, up slightly from 33 in 2014.
“In the past 50 years, the average age of grooms has decreased from 29.4 years in 1965 to a low of 26.2 years in 1977 and has increased to a high of 35.3 years in 2015,” the CSO said.
“A similar trend is evident for brides with the average age decreasing from 26 in 1965 to 24 in 1977 and has increased to a high of 33.2 in 2015.”
The number of marriages registered was 22,025, up 20 on the year previous.
88% of marriages were first time marriages.
Two thirds of marriages were religious ceremonies, with Roman Catholic services accounting for over half of all marriages.
August was the most popular month to get married for the fourth consecutive year.
2,442 marriages involved at least one divorced person, including 486 marriages where both parties were divorced.
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