Dating lonely people in america
I think it was an energetic thing where we attracted people into our lives.” They’re both in happy relationships now.
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The GSS survey reflects similar trends from the federal Current Population Survey as analyzed by the Pew Research Center.
The CPS data asked about living with a spouse or partner as opposed to simply having one.
She’s on a volleyball team, where she has a chance to meet people with similar interests in a casual setting. “I’m a very optimistic dater,” Spivey says, adding that she’s “always energetic to keep trying.” But it can get a little frustrating, she adds, when she’s talking to someone on a dating app and they disappear mid-conversation.
(She’s vanished too, she admits.) Spivey has a lot of company in her frustration, and in her singledom.
The Pew analysis found 42 percent of American adults who did not live with a spouse or partner in 2017, up from 39 percent in 2007.
But Lane has also seen unemployment affecting a person’s confidence and, in turn, torpedoing their efforts to find a steady partner.
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According to the General Social Survey data, 41 percent of Democrats are without a steady partner, compared with 29 percent of Republicans.
Black Americans are more likely than white Americans to not have a steady partner: 51 percent vs. The share of non-partnered Americans is also higher among those unemployed — 54 percent, up from 44 percent in 2016.