Millennials actually report having fewer sexual partners than Generation X-ers, and 59 percent of men told Match that they believe in love at first sight.(Women were slightly more skeptical: just 49 percent.)There are a slew of reasons why Americans may be more accepting of eternal singlehood, or just delayed marriage, including contraception and women's increased independence as educational and economic opportunities improve.Even in 2005, 29 percent of Americans called it "desperate;" by 2013, that was down to 21 percent.Today, nearly 60 million people use dating sites and apps owned by the Match Group alone, home to sites like OKCupid, Tinder, and Match.com, around 40 percent of those who are single and looking. First dates at a sushi restaurant are 1.7 times more likely to lead to a second, says Match.com, America's largest online dating site.
He’s in his early thirties, college educated, and decently attractive.
Part of the popularity of dating apps may come from the average age of first marriage, which has climbed up 7 years for both genders since 1960: now age 27 for women, and 29 for men.
53 percent of those who have never been married say they'd like to, according to the Pew Research Center, down from 61 percent just since 2010.
"To compound this problem, not only will relationships become less stable they’ll become less satisfying.
Even if members don't resemble the nice but listless young Jacob, psychology research shows that a surfeit of choice tends to diminish the enjoyment of any subsequent decision.
have brought out the worst in so-called "delayed adolescence," the stretch of singlehood many people in their 20s are enjoying, or at least enduring, far longer than their parents or grandparents did.