No doubt many reasons underlie the relatively small size of the active dating population.
Moreover, when asked to describe the dating possibilities where they live, a plurality, 47%, said there were very few single people in their town they would be interested in dating.
Another 41% said there were lots of single people in their town that seemed interesting but 10% said they didn’t know much about the local singles scene.
Yet among the uncommitted, relatively few say they are in the market for relationships.
Among all singles, just 16% say they are currently looking for a romantic partner. Some 55% of singles report no active interest in seeking a romantic partner.
Fully 43% of adults (87 million people) say they are single. century with a swing towards marriage in the 1950s and 1960s.