And now, nearly all of them are married or they have kids (but are not married).
But I get the feeling that:
- Many French people are afraid to be single. It's not 'cool' to be single. They would rather be in a bad relationship than none at all.
- They don't really value marriage but like to live in a marriage-type situation (PACSé) and have kids (after they have been together a number of years).