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100 married couples in the nation. The marriage rate single people the U.

1,000 population in 1993, the lowest rate in 30 years. 3 divorces per 1,000 population in 1981, and 4. 1992 almost one in three births were to unmarried women. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Research confirms: If you’re single, you might be JUST FINE.

Let us bestow upon them many tax breaks! Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After. In fact, research contradicts just about every negative stereotype about single people. She found nearly 20,000 studies related to marriage that have been published since the year 2000, but only 500 or so about non-married people. And most of those, she says, were not motivated by any desire to better understand single life, but rather to point out ways in which married people are doing better.

But the overall picture she got from her review of published studies was, in fact, very different. The stereotypes suggest that single people are self-centered pleasure seekers. And it is worthy of more research. Expert analysis and commentary to make sense of today’s biggest stories. Sign up here to have the best stories delivered straight to your inbox. People may remain single for a variety of reasons, including financial and emotional or physical health issues, stress in the family, time constraints, education, career, personal preferences, advanced age or social fears, living in a society or locality where there are an insufficient number of people of the preferred sex for romantic or sexual attraction, or simply extreme bad luck with finding anyone who will reciprocate an interest in a relationship.