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The number of adults currently married in the U.S. continues to decline.

A little more than half of Americans are married (50.5 percent), according to Pew Research Center. Compare that percentage to 1960, where the share of adults currently married peaked at about 72 percent.

But that doesn't mean that love isn't in the air. New census data shows that the number of new marriages in the U.S. went up in 2012, reversing a three-year decline. Pew Research Center says the recent recession could be responsible for that drop in saying 'I do."

Still, young adults are pushing back the age they get married. The Census Bureau reported in November 2012 that the median age at the first marriage for men was 29 in 2013, up from from 28 in 2012. In 2013, the median age at first marriage for women was 26.

But remember - getting married is the easy part; staying married can a lot more difficult.

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