ONE2ONE LIVING -- The US has more single adults than any other nation in the world except for China and India. There are now more single head of households than there are married households with children. Married-couple households – have fallen from nearly 80% in the 1950s to 50.7% today. Delaying of marriage and changing societal norms has resulted in a tripling of the number of unmarried men and women in their early thirties; from 9% to 30% for men and from 6% to 22% for women within the past three decades. Nearly 59% of all singles have never married. 85% of all singles will marry at least once in their lifetime – this is a 10% decrease from the 95% of all Americans, who married at least once in the 1950s. DeBeers, the Diamond Trading Company, has created a right-hand ring for professional women to buy their own jewelry without waiting for till marriage. Unmarried America – American Association of Single Persons (AASP) is an organization modeled after American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) which fights for singles right.
Mark Brooks: I took a little more time to read One2One's singles report. Some handy stats. Very nice! Thanks to Mary Spio/One2One Living for compiling it.