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Is Marriage Becoming Obsolete?

Your chances of walking down the aisle could depend on where you live

Romantics everywhere know that finding true love is a tough assignment. Turning that relationship into a commitment and then a walk down the aisle can also require the patience of a duchess. (Kate and Will come to mind.)

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While a third of people age 50-plus say marriage is becoming obsolete, according to a Pew Research Center survey, some parts of the nation seem to be a haven for the altar-bound. Not to suggest that anyone should run off to Nevada to be married by an Elvis impersonator or to Hawaii for a sunset ceremony, but those two states had more weddings, by far, than any others.

The interactive map below shows the number of weddings per 1,000 residents in each state and D.C. in 2010.

Survey source: Pew Research Center

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