Studies Show Women are Marrying Later; This 80-Year-Old Bride Proves It

It may come as no surprise that — according to a survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau — since the 1970s, more Americans are waiting to get married.

For women specifically, this can be linked to the fact that more than double the amount of them choose to attend college today than they did in the '70s. Many decide to put their career before marriage, and are working toward achieving financial independence and security prior to tying the knot. 

But, the pressure for them to get married and bear children at a young age remains, despite the increasing tendency to postpone these milestones.

Among one of the women who chose to wed later in life is Maria Teresa Cobar, a recent 80-year-old bride living in Aventura Plaza Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Miami, who just married for the first time this year.

After moving to the U.S. from Guatemala as a single mother at the age of 26, Cobar fought to support her daughter, Ana Cobar, and spent most of her life caring for her.

But, when "love at first sight" hits, you just cannot let it slip away.

Following the exchange of her vows with her 95-year-old groom, Carlos Victor Suarez — also living in the Miami rehabilitation and nursing center — Cobar shares that "it feels wonderful. I feel butterflies in my stomach... It is never too late to find love."

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