Singles Outnumber Married People

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Wed, Sep 17th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to PRI, although we live in an era where staying connected and meeting others is easier than ever, 50.2% of Americans are single. Partly responsible for this may be that the stigma of singleness is fading.

In addition to having a plethora of options, the era of the extended American adolescence seems to have tempered the rush to marriage. “People are spending a big chunk of their lives — much of the 20s and even into their 30s, increasingly — becoming a grown up,” Klinenberg says. “They’re investing their time in their job, they feel anxious about their career and they’re having a very difficult time moving into that next stage of what we’ve traditionally thought of as grown-up life.”

Postponing marriage has also meant that more people are living alone and "happily single," something that many seemingly do not want to give up

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