When it comes to getting married more and more couples are choosing to wait, and the economy is to blame.
The U.S. Census says only 52 percent of adults are now joined in wedlock, the lowest percentage in 100 years.
"People are anxious," says relationship expert Alisa Ruby-Bash. "They're depressed. They're stressed out, and it's not really conducive to a romantic relationship."
Therapists like Ruby-Bash say marriage eligible couples find themselves returning to school in a bone-dry job market.
More are still living at home with mom and dad.
The thought of a mortgage, children and other expenses all in an era when it's harder to get credit or a loan is daunting to say the least.
Ruby-Bash says some of her clients are putting off marriage because of the cost of the wedding itself.
She says even women are putting off the nuptials if it means skimping on what's often the biggest day of their lives.
Weddings can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
Still, there are bright sides in this downer of a story.
Individuals like Doug Olin, for instance.
Going through divorce himself, he says the economy won't stop him from getting back on the horse, when the time comes.
"Honestly, I'm a romantic at heart," Doug says.