New Yorkers will have to get used to having a new partner soon.
If you’re a couple and looking to get married, you might have to wait a bit longer.
In fact, there is no shortage of couples waiting for the day they’ll get married.
The American Civil Liberties Union reports that the number of marriages in New York City dropped to 8,917 last year, a nearly 30 percent decrease from 2012.
The New York Post reports that New York State is expecting another 10,000 new marriages in the coming months.
According to the paper, the city has seen the number decline by more than 30 percent since 2008.
New York City has seen more than 11,000 divorces in 2016.
The ACLU also notes that many couples are having second thoughts about getting married in a city where a marriage license costs $140.
The ACLU reports that some couples are being forced to postpone their wedding plans for a variety of reasons.
A woman named Linda, who is from Michigan, said that she didn’t want to wait too long before she could have a child.
She said, “I want to make sure that I can be the mother of my baby in that time.”
She and her husband, a retired engineer named John, started dating in March.
They met in May and have been together for five months.
Linda is a single mother of three, and she has three children.
She said she is willing to wait for another marriage license and to have a second child in the meantime.
“I’m not going to be happy with a divorce,” Linda said.
“I don’t want that.
But it would be nice to get the opportunity to have my child and have it in my hands.”