Only 16% of single Americans say they are hunting for a partner.That group represents 7% of the entire adult population.At first glance, the survey results suggest ample targets for Cupid among American adults.
Whatever the reasons, few of today’s seeking singles describe themselves as active on the dating scene.
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.
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.
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.