Finnish dating marriage
In 1988, Finland's Marriage Act was amended so that it became easier to obtain a divorce.
After the act was amended, the number of divorces rose to a new level, from around 10 000 to nearly 14 000.
After that, it first turned slightly downwards until a huge drop took place in 2013.
Compared with 2012, the number of marriages fell by nearly 3 800 and in 2013, a total of 25 119 marriages were entered into, more or less the same level as in the early 2000s.
The act on the possibility to register same-sex partnerships entered into force at the beginning of March 2002.
The entry into force of the act had been expected, which is visible when comparing registrations in that year to the following year.