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“There is often a difference between someone you are really attracted to and someone you want to grow old with,” said Javakhishvili.
“The young couples often discover that this is not one and the same.” Recent data suggest that young unions are in decline, but still popular.
In the past two years, the median age for first marriages has grown older in Georgia -- 26.8 years old for men and 25.1 years old for women, according to the Georgian National Statistics Service.
Just a few years ago, the figure for women was 23 years old.
As a result, baby-faced married couples are often found walking around holding babies of their own, commented Tamar Sabedashvili, United Nations Development Fund for Women Gender Advisor in Georgia.
“There is a direct connection between the virginity institute and early marriages in Georgia,” Sabedashvili said.
“This is how everyone in my family lived and I am going to do the same because I think it is the right way.” Gender researchers say that the country’s culture of abstinence prompts many young Georgians to marry simply to obtain license to engage in sex.The “institute” and resulting early unions are associated with one growing problem -- divorce.Divorce rates have been increasing steadily since 2005, exceeding 0.7 per 1,000 people in 2008, according to the Georgian National Statistics Service.You know that even if you show up in Batumi without a place to stay – someone (likely several someones) will help you; you know that if you just ask a few questions to the hostel owner or the restaurant manager, you’ll likely open an evening of friendship.For a resident, however, especially someone who grew up in a very different, less community-oriented culture (like in the States), this hospitality can come off as restrictive and even oppressive as nothing is ever only your own, every encounter is an obligation to sit and chat for an hour.