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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.That group represents 7% of the entire adult population.While a sizable segment of the population is single, about a quarter of unmarried Americans (26% or about 23 million adults) say they are in committed romantic relationships.Even those who are seeking relationships are not dating frequently.
At first glance, the survey results suggest ample targets for Cupid among American adults.
But in our modest sample, urban residents were more likely to be active daters than were suburbanites or rural residents.
Perhaps more surprisingly, single men said they had been less active daters than single women. Despite the challenges of finding a mate, a majority of American adults have found marriage partners or long-term relationships.
As shown in the table, 57% of city dwellers who are looking for dates say there is plenty of dating potential in their communities compared with 38% of date-seeking suburbanites and only 21% of date seekers residing in rural settings.
By the same token, substantially more urbanites who are looking for dates (58%) find it easy to meet people in their communities than do suburbanites and rural residents.
Only 43% said it was easy, while 2% said they didn’t know.