Dating stats by state
They’re really a crucial part of modern social life.” Marriage can also be an expensive institution, but Klinenberg says the trend towards single life predates the Great Recession.
It’s been 47 years since interracial marriage was given the green light. Today, the approval gap is at its smallest — 96 percent of Blacks are a-okay with interracial marriages compared to 84 percent of Whites.
But Klinenberg’s research doesn't support these notions.
“It turns out people who live alone are actually more likely to volunteer in civic organizations than people who are married,” he says.
“Living alone gives you a chance to kind of get back on your feet and figure out who you are and what you want in your next relationship, so you can make a stronger return to social life,” he says.
Some may argue that those choosing to be single prefer solitude for narcissistic reasons, like an inability to share and unite.