Dating stats by state

ave you ever looked at the person you love and wondered, "What were the odds of us meeting and winding up head over heels?" I did the other day, and because I wondered it out loud—and because the person I love is a social scientist—he immediately looked it up in a book called .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.Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.But as I continued browsing through my guy's extensive, factoid-heavy book collection, I realized that there were statistics confirming just about every dating phenomenon I'd ever experienced.

In a newly released survey by the online dating service, which specializes in connecting people who choose "character above color," according to a release, ten of the site's top 20 states with the most populous members have historically voted Republican over the past five presidential elections.

The table below shows that while the majority of American adults (56% or 113 million people) are not in the dating market (they are married or living as married), the number of potential romance-seekers is still huge.

Fully 43% of adults (87 million people) say they are single. century with a swing towards marriage in the 1950s and 1960s.

The odds were actually pretty good, he informed me.

Sixty-three percent of married couples meet the way we did, through a network of friends. I always knew dating was a numbers game, but I'd never thought to take that saying literally.


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