More than half 51 percent of young people in America do not have a steady romantic partner, according to new survey data. It marks a significant increase since when 33 percent of year-olds reported being single, and slightly since 45 percent said the same in The report, by the General Social Survey, found it was the highest number of unattached people in that age group since the question was first asked in This graph illustrates the proportion of Americans age who were single from Among all age groups, 35 percent of Americans said they have no steady partner, up slightly from 33 percent in , according to The Washington Post. The year-old said he does want a steady partner, but hasn't met the right person yet.
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Forever alone? More than half of young Americans don’t have a ‘steady partner,’ a record high
There are more single adults living, working, and yes, still breathing, in the United States than ever before in history. In , the U. Are unmarried Americans doomed, or onto something truly exciting?
Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Which animals are monogamous? Humans are now mostly monogamous, but this has been the norm for just the past 1, years. Scientists at University College London believe monogamy emerged so males could protect their infants from other males in ancestral groups who may kill them in order to mate with their mothers.