Fully 43% of adults (87 million people) say they are single. century with a swing towards marriage in the 1950s and 1960s.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.No doubt many reasons underlie the relatively small size of the active dating population.One suggested by this survey’s findings is the type of community in which singles live.
Single men are more likely than single women to report being so situated.
Only 16% of single Americans say they are hunting for a partner.
That group represents 7% of the entire adult population.
About half (49%) had been on no more than one date in the previous three months.
These findings emerge from a national survey conducted last fall by the Pew Internet & American Life Project looking at the place of online dating in the larger picture of relationships in America.