February 6, 2009

Lonely Valentine

49%

ValentineEven among the minority of single young Americans who say they are seeking relationships, about half (49%) say they have had at most one date over the previous three months.

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Among the youngest single adults in the US, the zest for romance is somewhat muted — 38% of singles ages 18-29 say they are not currently looking for a romantic partner — and even those seeking relationships are not dating frequently; about half (49%) say they had been on no more than one date in the previous three months. Among this group, 36% told a Pew Research survey they had been on no dates in the previous three months, 13% had been one date, 22% had been on 2-4 dates, and 25% had been on 5 or more dates. Read More