“Love and Marriage,” the song first sung by Frank Sinatra, in 1955, and written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, would need to be revised to fit today’s mores to “Love, Marriage, and Potential Earning Power.”
A recent story posted by CNBC, “The Class Divide: Marriage as a ‘luxury good,’" reports that the number of marriages has “fallen dramatically” and that couples today are more inclined to select spouses with potentially equal-earning than in yester years. Apparently, love is not all you need.
While doctors used to marry nurses, it is more likely that doctors will marry doctors, paraphrasing Bradford Wilcox,director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia.
.... There are lots of theories for why people are increasingly choosing spouses with similar educational backgrounds—or feeling like they aren't in a financial position to choose marriage at all.