Canada dating and marriage
In 2016, 65.8 per cent of Canadian families were headed by married couples — down from 70.5 per cent in 2001, according to Statistics Canada.
In 2011, for the first time in Canadian history, there were also more single-person households than couple households with children, a trend that was again reflected in the 2016 census.
During and following the Second World War there were fewer single men, which lowered the number of marrying couples.
However, following the war, couples were reunited and the marriage rate rose.
Whether it’s our clichéd ‘eh’ or our love of beating our American neighbours at hockey at every possible opportunity, Canada is envied all over the world.Our Guided Communication is there for you every step of the way.Marriage remains one of the most important social institutions in Canada, but overall the marriage rate is declining and the traditional portrait of a family is being transformed.This was higher than the 1960s and 1970s, when people married at younger ages — for example, in 1972 the average age was 23.0 years for women and 25.4 years for men.By 2008, the average age for first marriage was much higher, 29.6 years for women and 31.6 years for men.