Published on February 4th, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria0
Most Single People Don’t Want a Girlfriend or Boyfriend Anyway, Study Finds
While sites like Pinterest (where wedding ideas are among some of the heavily trafficked topics of discussion) gain steam- largely in the female demographic- it seems that marriage and its trappings are falling further and further down the list of must-dos by the younger generation, a Match.com survey has revealed.
The 5,000+ participants in the Single in America survey revealed a larger than expected insouciance about the institutions of wedded bliss, and even the prospect of sharing one’s life with a partner. TIME posted about the somewhat-surprising results of the survey- data that wasn’t entirely a shock because marriage has been on the decline for the better part of three decades. However, while singledom tends to be associated with a constant partner-search, it also seems that young adults are becoming increasingly comfortable rejecting marriage and the security it no longer promises.
According to the survey, less than 13% describe themselves as seeking a boots-knocking buddy permanently, and a full 15% prefer to be unattached overall. And while the idea of the lonely geriatric is one ingrained in our consciousness, it seems that the older you get, the more set in your dealbreakers you become- over the age of 60, respondents were far more adamant that a relationship include sexual attraction as well as romantic attraction.
The news site also indicates that politics seems to affect sexual satisfaction among singles, adding:
The study also found conservative Republicans to be significantly more likely than other groups to be very satisfied with sex while they’re married, as emphasized by the Daily Beast. The flip side? GOP-affiliated daters also had the least amount of sex in the past 12 months. So, who are you voting for?
Do you find the data to accurately represent your own experience as well as that of your peers?