Single men are more likely than single women to report being so situated.
Yet among the uncommitted, relatively few say they are in the market for relationships.
Whatever the reasons, few of today’s seeking singles describe themselves as active on the dating scene.
Asked how many dates they had been on in the past three months, singles who said they were in the dating market reported the following: The subpopulation of dating singles in our survey sample is too small to produce highly reliable demographic breakdowns on this dating question.
The table below shows that while the majority of American adults (56% or 113 million people) are not in the dating market (they are married or living as married), the number of potential romance-seekers is still huge.
Fully 43% of adults (87 million people) say they are single. century with a swing towards marriage in the 1950s and 1960s.
When singles who are actively looking for partners were asked about the dating scene where they live, a majority of those actively seeking dates (55%) said it was difficult to meet people.Yet even among the youngest adults, the zest for romance is somewhat muted: 38% of singles ages 18-29 say they are not currently looking for a romantic partner, compared to 22% in that age cohort who are looking for partners. Most relationship-seeking singles say it is difficult to meet people in their towns.No doubt many reasons underlie the relatively small size of the active dating population.We mentioned above that the United States created online dating, and Gary Kremen and Peng T.Ong were the ones who founded and created the first dating site, Match, in 19, respectively.But in our modest sample, urban residents were more likely to be active daters than were suburbanites or rural residents.Perhaps more surprisingly, single men said they had been less active daters than single women. Despite the challenges of finding a mate, a majority of American adults have found marriage partners or long-term relationships.These data generally align with findings from a 50,000-household survey conducted by the U. Marriage rates then receded as the ranks of both the widowed and the never-married increased.Only 16% of single Americans say they are hunting for a partner.And two-thirds (68%) of those in marriages or in households living as married said they had been in those relationships for longer than five years.Overall: Some key demographic dimensions of each group are shown in the table below: In general, those with college degrees and higher levels of household income are significantly more likely to be married than those with high school diplomas and those living in households with more modest levels of income.