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Men settling down at a younger age

Men are looking to settle down at a younger age than a decade ago, according to new research.

Today's typical young man is ready for a committed relationship from 22, two years younger than 10 years ago, a study found.

A survey of 2000 adults by dating site eHarmony found that men are also moving in to live with their partner at an earlier age, actually "settling down" at 25.

One in four single men who were questioned said that they wanted a committed relationship so they could start a family, while a fifth were worried that they would "left on the shelf" while friends were paired off.

Jenni Trent Hughes, of eHarmony, said: "This study confirms what we have been seeing online for the past five years - an evolution in male attitudes towards commitment."

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