A new survey from Generation Opportunity, a nonprofit dedicated to engaging young adults on economic issues, found that 8 in 10 young women between the ages of 18 and 29 living in Florida say they’ve delayed “key life decisions” because of the weak economy. Three in 10 specifically mentioned starting a family as something they will either delay or possibly skip altogether, and 2 in 10 said the same about marriage. Is the Economy Destroying Love?
This romantic holiday seems to decline in importance as people age. While a clear majority (71 percent) of adults in their early 20s plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, only about half of baby boomers (53 percent) between ages 55 and 64, and 40 percent of those age 65 and older plan to commemorate the holiday, according to a National Retail Federation and BIGresearch survey of 8,913 adults. The amount people are planning to spend on Valentine’s day gifts for a significant other also decreases with age from a peak of $113.19 among those age 25 to 34 to $57.60 among baby boomers and $43.62 among retirees. 10 Tips for Dating in Retirement: It’s not too late to fall in love again. Here’s how to meet someone new in retirement
Brain scans showed the ventral tegmental area and dorsal striatum lit up when participants looked at their spouse’s photo. Prior studies have shown those dopamine-rich regions of the brain, which are associated with reward and motivation, also light up in couples when they first fall in love, as well as when people snort cocaine. “These people are not just kidding themselves. They seem to be having the same experience as newly in-love people,” Aron said. Brain Scans Show Married Love Can Last: Imaging finds brains of longtime passionate couples light up just like newly in-love pairs
Some 60 percent of workers say they’ve taken a shot at some kind of workplace romance, according to a survey by the career management and job-search site Vault.com. Be Wary About Chancing a Workplace Romance: Managers have dwindling patience for distractions