Love and marriage, love and marriage
Go together like a horse and carriage
I remember these lyrics from the theme song to the old Fox sitcom, "Married With Children". According to a recent Washington Post article(via the Seattle Times) though, married couples with children occupy fewer than 1 in 4 households. An interesting corollary is that, "the culture is shifting, and marriage has almost become a luxury item, one that only the well educated and well paid are interested in."