Researchers take into account the legally married or single status of their subjects, but there isn’t a box for “in a relationship” or “seeing someone.” And it most definitely doesn’t extend to “dating casually” or “in a long-term thing, but thinking about breaking it off soon when I feel emotionally secure enough in another aspect of my life.” Social scientist Bella De Paulo, author of “How We Live Now: Redefining Home and Family in the 21st Century,” helped shine some light on data from the Census Bureau regarding the marital status of the masses.
“Among people on the cusp of turning 30 (25-to-29 year-olds), two-thirds of the men and more than half of the women have never been married,” she wrote.(Silenzi is 32 and has her Tinder parameters set to 30 to 40.) More anecdotally, Silenzi thinks 30 might also be the age when singles feel ready to partner up.“If we’re talking about sweeping generalizations, I think it’s because of how straight men and straight women approach adulthood,” she said.People are steadily getting divorced as soon as they start getting married, so what happens in the early-, mid30s is just this shocking introduction of people (into the dating pool_ who have been married but aren't anymore," says data expert Jonathan Soma. They’ll all break up soon,” a friend told me when I was single in my mid-20s and everyone I knew — friends, family, acquaintances, strangers — was in a relationship. Seemingly instantaneously, the 20-somethings who had moved in with their first long-term, post-college partners broke up, moved out and were back on the market, ready to mingle.It wasn’t until half a decade later when I heard a similar notion again: “Don’t worry. Divorces hinging on first babies (or lack thereof) were settled. Read more: More Canadians than ever are living alone and without children, census finds Half of those who consider divorce have a change of heart a year later, new study finds Find love while pursuing your favourite hobby In retrospect, I wondered whether there was any quantitative proof of these cycles of singledom.