Rates of single-person households – the majority of which, researchers believe, are occupied by a person not in a relationship – have risen sharply since the 1970s.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the number will continue to increase by around 63 per cent over the next 20 years or so, from 2.1 million households in 2011 to almost 3.4 million in 2036.
Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100% accurate.
and conducted by Harris Interactive, shows that 64% of Americans are "very happy" in their romantic relationships with a partner or spouse and ~50% report being happy with their sex lives.
“There's been a lot of references to freedom and independence and loss of stigma about being a solo person and the multiplicity of choice,” he explains to Jenny Brockie.
“All of this is part of the culture shift away from our herd instincts towards a much more individualistic approach where people are saying, ‘it's about me, I want to keep my options open, it's my choice, it's all about my happiness’.” Perhaps the simple answer is that many are just happy being single.
Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships.Dating app Tinder says 15 per cent of Australia’s population – almost 3.5 million people - use their services, propelled by lust or the quest for love.Matchmaking website RSVP boasts that 1,200 new singles join the site every day, while competitor e Harmony claims they are responsible for 11,000 Australian marriages since 2007.With the proliferation of online dating services, do we just have too much choice?“I think because [decision making in dating apps] is so fast paced we've conditioned people to just wonder, ‘what's next? “I think a lot of people my age are concerned that the person that they're on a date with is thinking, ‘is there something better? ’” “So true,” agreed Allison Norris, a 28 year-old single woman living in Melbourne. They were pretty open about it.” In the face of so much choice, users aren’t afraid to be picky and quick in their decisions – perhaps, somewhat paradoxically, contributing to singledom numbers.