Dating in the 21st century is by far be naughty dating
Most young singles in America do not describe themselves as actively looking for romantic partners.
Even those who are seeking relationships are not dating frequently.
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.
At first glance, the survey results suggest ample targets for Cupid among American adults.
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.
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.
Fully 43% of adults (87 million people) say they are single. century with a swing towards marriage in the 1950s and 1960s.