Feeling Lonely? Good News. Turns Out Half Of America Is Single, Too

by 4 years ago

Life got you down? It’s been a long run of weddings this summer, I’m sure. Are you tired of seeing all those placards at the table with couple names on them? Then there’s yours, lonely, solo.

You sit at a table, surrounded by pairs, and it’s just you and no one to dance with. Major bummer.

I feel you.

But fret not. For whilst wedding season can make any single person feel like everybody in the world has found someone else, that’s not the case. In fact, it turns out, for the first time since this country started measuring the statistic, more than half of Americans are single.

(You are not alone, I am here with you. And everyone else.)

From Bloomberg:

Some 124.6 million Americans were single in August, 50.2 percent of those who were 16 years or older, according to data used by the Bureau of Labor 

This isn’t all recycled goods. A lot of these singles have never married.

The percentage of adult Americans who have never married has risen to 30.4 percent from 22.1 percent in 1976.

All this means is that love is out there for you. I have faith.

Yes, I went to five weddings this summer. Why do you ask?

[H/T Gawker]


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