How has being single changed over time?
People are waiting longer than ever before to get married, if they get married at all. People are staying single into their late twenties or early thirties and our life spans continue to grow. Women continue to live longer than men, suggesting that there are many single women at the end of their lifespan. Of the people who do get married, many of them divorce. Fewer people are choosing to get remarried right away, if at all. Although the statistics are changing, Americans still spend more years of their adult life married than unmarried.