The Catholic Church has made headlines this morning after claiming that young women are too ‘choosy’ when it comes to finding the right man and could completely miss out on marital bliss due to a current man drought.
Fr Tony Kerin, the Episcopal Vicar for Justice and Social Service in the Archdiocese of Melbourne, thinks that many women are “setting aside their [marriage] aspirations for later, but by the time they get around to it, they’ve missed their chance. In trying to have it all, they end up missing out”.
Fr Kerin also questioned the success of couples living together before marriage. A view supported by MP Kevin Andrews, the Opposition Spokesman for Families, who said “about half of people co-habiting go on to marry the person they are living with and the other half separate”.
Reports suggest that there are ‘substantially less’ well-off young Australian men than women in the 25 to 34 age category.
Is there a man drought for young women in Australia? Are young women too fussy when choosing a potential husband? Does a de facto relationship jeopardise a happy marriage in the future? Read Ged’s view on the story.
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