Well; I could draw you a picture if there was a way to post it on TOPIX; but there's not and I can't so I won't<quoted text>I certainly did and it made no mention of the possibility that more people may be choosing cohabitation over marriage and that some states may have a higher percentage of married people than others. There was a reference to people in southern states getting married at younger ages and little else that has anything to do with marriage rates. Your generalized statement that people in the North get married because they want to and Southerners do because they want to have sex is no less bigoted than the epithets hurled at gays.
I will have to settle for juicy background info to assist in your thought process increasing your chance of getting the point
Let the juicy part begin:
The southern states are known as the 'bible belt' where people are obliged to get married before they can have sex
In the not-so-biblical north; people are less likely bound by religious stigma; so people in the north can marry for all the right reasons; i.e.:
Consecrated true friendship; two souls become knit as one until death they are parted