Why we need more sweet romances?

In my interview on Saturday, I talked about what sweet romances meant to me, the importance of seeing characters work through dating relationships leading to commitment and marriage.

The New York Times just published an essay:  How Did Marriage Become a Mark of Privilege?

The author of the piece explains that although marriage was previously common among Americans of all economic backgrounds, it is now most common among middle and upper class adults, and especially among those with college degrees.

Cultural and economic forces are blamed.

The main characters in Starting Over: Rick are college students who met during orientation.