That's the finding of a government survey released Thursday.
The results are a marked changed from 1995 when only 34 percent said they moved in together. Now it is 48 percent. Back then, 39 percent said they married first, compared to 23 now.
Experts say the numbers show living together is increasing used as a testing ground for marriage. About 40 percent of the women who lived with a guy went on to marry him within 3 years.
The survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention questioned more than 12,000 women younger than 45 from 2006 to 2010.
CDC report: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/
More Nation & World Headlines
Cop indicted for murder in traffic-stop shooting Will ‘Happy Birthday’ song be free to use soon? Debris linked to missing Malaysian 777 2:15 a.m. Export-Import Bank excluded from highway bill 777 departs Aleutians after emergency landing House approves highway funding bill Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead, Afghans say Administration wants to give prisoners access to Pell grants
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.