52% of American women were unmarried or separated in 2021.
The rising share of single women households has been driven entirely by women who have never married. Over 80% of women under 30 have never tied the knot in 2021…
Despite all the readily-available research about the Homo sapiens female fertility window and attractiveness to the opposite sex, the number of never-married women has grown 20% over the past decade. Women’s median age of first marriage was just over 28 years old in 2022, which is about 1,5 years later than a decade ago and nearly 8 years later than in the early 1960s.
The increase also reflects a growing share of women who never marry. Around 6% of those aged 65 or older were never married in 2021, up from 4% in 2011.
Bottom line: the family unit disappears, the solitude increases. Atomized and polarized, we’re screaming at each other through the tiny screens, if not streaming the série du jour.
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