The median age of first marriage is 27.4 for women and 29.5 for men. “People are steadily getting divorced as soon as they start getting married, so what happens in the early-, mid-30s is just this shocking introduction of people who have been married but aren’t anymore.” On the flip side, the influx of married folks comes between 25 and 35, providing for a process-of-elimination effect.“Everyone gets married (within those ages) and then stays married across that decade,” Soma said.They’ll all get divorced soon.” They were assuring a late-30-something friend who had grown weary of the thinning dating options before her. Are there particular ages at which the dating market becomes more active than others?Or is it like a self-fulfilling prophecy — a type of Baader-Meinhof phenomenon — where once you’ve started seeking out singles with the belief that they exist, they suddenly appear? “Unfortunately we do not have any data on this topic,” said Olivia O’Hea, a communications assistant at the Pew Research Center, when I inquired about the subject.“That can be explained in part by the fact that men who marry for the first time are generally older than women who marry for the first time.So for the younger ages especially, there will be a greater percentage of men than women who have never been married.You can then browse posts from others, depending on your interests, location, age, etc.While the blurred pics do lend a bit of a witness protection vibe to the proceedings, you can glean a lot from the kind of headline people opt for.
Instead, all you see is a catchy headline on top of a blurred out picture.But then instead of just matching based on those, you create a specific post in any number of categories (like “love,” “chat,” or even “advice”).So you could have two different posts, one for dating and one for meeting pals.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.“From the ages of 18 to 19 all the way up to 65 to 74, there are more men than women who have never been married,” De Paulo told me via email.