February 11, 2007

Of Singles Aren’t Looking for Love

55%

Looking for LoveMore than half (55%) of unmarried American adults not already in a committed relationship say they have no active interest in seeking a romantic partner.

Some 55% of singles not already in a committed relationship report no active interest in seeking a romantic partner. 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 with 22% in that age cohort who are looking for partners. The rest say they are in committed relationships. Among all singles, just 16% say they are currently looking for a romantic partner. That amounts to 7% of the adult population. And even those who are seeking relationships are not dating frequently. About half (49%) had been on no more than one date in the previous three months. Read More