American adult dating
American adult dating
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.
These data generally align with findings from a 50,000-household survey conducted by the U. Marriage rates then receded as the ranks of both the widowed and the never-married increased.
Perhaps not surprisingly, finding suitable partners is easier in urban areas than in suburban areas, and far easier than in rural areas.
As shown in the table, 57% of city dwellers who are looking for dates say there is plenty of dating potential in their communities compared with 38% of date-seeking suburbanites and only 21% of date seekers residing in rural settings.
About half (49%) had been on no more than one date in the previous three months.
These findings emerge from a national survey conducted last fall by the Pew Internet & American Life Project looking at the place of online dating in the larger picture of relationships in America.
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.Among internet users, how the married and the committed met each other.In our sample of internet users, we found that those who are in serious long-term relationships or marriage are equally as likely to have met through friends or in a work or school setting.Asked how many dates they had been on in the past three months, singles who said they were in the dating market reported the following: The subpopulation of dating singles in our survey sample is too small to produce highly reliable demographic breakdowns on this dating question.But in our modest sample, urban residents were more likely to be active daters than were suburbanites or rural residents.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.