Experts Say George Lucas Engagement is Perfect Timing

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George Lucas gets engaged at 68.

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Engagements are no longer just for the twenty-somethings. In fact, many people are choosing to get married much later in life. Take George Lucas for example. At 68-years-young, the Star Wars director has finally gotten engaged to DreamWorks animation chairman, Melody Hobson, after six years of dating.

Experts at say older couples are more aware of what they want out of a relationship and spending more time on the wedding planning process. In a time when couples feel less societal pressure to marry young, many are taking their time to find their true love, even if it takes decades. Engagements and weddings are happening more frequently within the older population. Another celebrity that chose to try his hand at marriage at an older age is Playboy giant Hugh Hefner, albeit he has been married at least twice before marrying his 26-year-old fiancèe, Crystal Harris (

“George Lucas and Hugh Hefner are only a couple of people from a growing population opting to wed their sweethearts later in life,” said Brett Reynolds, CEO of "The older a person is, the more likely the person knows what he or she wants out of a marriage and the more likely it really is for love.”

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