Single and dating in America? You’re not alone. A 2006 study found that 16% of single Americans are hunting for a partner, which represents 7% of the US adult population. Most singles actively looking for a partner felt it was difficult to meet others (55%). Interestingly, 43% said it was easy to meet people and 2% said they didn’t know.
When asked how many dates they had in the past three months, singles looking for a partner said the following:
- 25% went on 5 or more dates
- 22% went on 2-4 dates
- 13% went on 1 date
- 36% hadn’t been on any dates in the past 3 months
Oddly enough, there were more singles not looking for a partner than looking for a partner, with 26% of US adults not married and not looking. Although it is possible that a good portion of those unmarried people were in a romantic relationship already.
It’s been a while since this research was done. How do these findings compare to you? How many dates have you been on in the last 3 months?
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