Married by 30? 72% of students set their sights on early marriage
72% of students expect to be married by the time they reach 30, a survey of 6,129 (predominantly female) students has found.
The survey, conducted by Student Beans, found two thirds of participants think they will tie-the-knot between the ages of 25 and 30.
While the survey suggests that getting married is something that many young people aspire to marriage, it also found that a lot of young people are engaging in sex long before the legal age of consent, and many are not using protection.
Nearly one in ten (9%) told Student Beans they lost their virginity at the age of 14 or under, and 54% said they had unprotected sex. Only 16% said they ‘always’ use condoms.
61% were also sending explicit pictures to one another (sexting) and 26% have cheated on their partner.
At theCoupleConnection, we believe that all children and young people have the right to good sex and relationships education. Read how to talk about safe sex with your partner with tips on how to bring up this tricky subject.
If you’re thinking about sexting, read our guide on things to consider before sending that picture.