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The 'It Doesn't Mean A Thing Without A Ring' Chart Talks Marriage Survival

By: Vivian Lau - Published: • References: visual.ly and visual.ly
The 'It Doesn't Mean A Thing Without A Ring' charts gives you the dirty details about moving in with your beau, and what it means for your future together.

These eye-opening stats do not mean to scare you away from sharing a place together, but it cites that couples living together before engagement have a 10 percent lower chance of their marriage surviving than the couples who did not live together before engagement. According to this, the future of America seems doomed, as there are approximately 7 million more couples living together now, compared to 20 years ago.

By examining the different sentiments with which men and women approach a cohabiting situation (guys see it as more of a test-drive while ladies see it as one step closer to marriage), we can gain a clearer understanding of what living together means for your present and future.