There’s even been recent research that suggests our reliance on technology has made us lonelier. But on Tuesday, Match.com released its annual “Singles in America” study, which revealed that the reasons why there are so many single folks these days are much more complicated.
Every year, Match’s “Singles in America” study provides a deep analysis of the most recent dating trends based on surveys with more than 5,000 single adults in America, from 18-year-olds to 70-somethings.
What they found this year aligns with our collective pessimistic views about romance: 42 percent of respondents think that “love feels lost” in today’s society.
It’s a depressing statistic that seems to point to the common complaint that romance is dead and that we’re all doomed to be forever alone.
“The young are marrying much later because today both sexes want to get their career and their finances in order before they wed,” Fisher told Best Life.
The findings in Match’s latest study do support Fisher’s points. A third of young people surveyed said their financial situation has held them back from pursuing love.
“The divorce rate is also quite high and we’re living longer so there are more seniors who are singles,” Fisher added. “Women no longer need a partner to support them so they are getting pickier. Last, courtship is slowing down. Partners take a lot of time to get to know one another before the wedding. Where marriage used to be the beginning of a partnership, now it is the finale.”
So the positive takeaway is that while it may take us longer to find the right partner nowadays when we do, we can be certain that they’re really The One.
Source – BestLifeOnline
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