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Cohabitation rates on the rise

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Cohabitation rates are on the rise.

A survey out today shows nearly half of young women say the first time they lived with a guy they weren't married.

That's a drastic change from two decades ago when only 34-percent said they moved in together.

In 1995 - 39 percent married first.

Now - it's just 23 percent.

Experts say the numbers show living together is a testing ground.

40 percent of women surveyed who lived with a guy went onto marry him within three years.

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