Single men are more likely than single women to report being so situated.Yet among the uncommitted, relatively few say they are in the market for relationships.Among all singles, just 16% say they are currently looking for a romantic partner. Some 55% of singles report no active interest in seeking a romantic partner.This is especially true for women, for those who have been widowed or divorced, and for older singles.
The conversation might go like this: And then next week comes and—you guessed it—no gym. It’s hard to see our partners stuck—partly because we love them and want them to be happy and partly because it feels nice to be around cheerful, positive people.One suggested by this survey’s findings is the type of community in which singles live.When singles who are actively looking for partners were asked about the dating scene where they live, a majority of those actively seeking dates (55%) said it was difficult to meet people.Maybe on some level you fear something might be wrong with you if he’s not buff enough or she’s not svelte enough. He may never organize his finances the way you’d like. If the situation is a make or break one, there’s got to be a serious conversation; but if it’s just something you really, It’s totally understandable to want to share healthy habits with our partners.Take a breath, put your hand on your heart, and try to tune into your own sense of safety and self-acceptance. But sometimes the healthiest habit we can embody is letting go of the need to change another person and making peace with our own perfectly, imperfect relationships.But in analyzing our findings, we discovered another story: Large numbers of single Americans are not actively looking for relationships and even significant numbers of those looking for partners are not that active on the dating scene.