Dating and romance throughout life
When singles who are actively looking for partners were asked about the dating scene where they live, a majority of those actively seeking dates (55%) said it was difficult to meet people.Only 43% said it was easy, while 2% said they didn’t know.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.Yet among the uncommitted, relatively few say they are in the market for relationships.
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.
This is especially true for women, for those who have been widowed or divorced, and for older singles.
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.
By the same token, substantially more urbanites who are looking for dates (58%) find it easy to meet people in their communities than do suburbanites and rural residents.
Whatever the reasons, few of today’s seeking singles describe themselves as active on the dating scene.
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While the survey provides no direct evidence that the internet can take credit for the higher rates of wedlock among its users, it does show that internet date-seeking has become increasingly popular.