When I first moved America to attend college, I was nervous about starting a life in a new country because I wasn’t sure how quickly I would be able to adapt to the new culture.Even though it had been my dream to live in America, I was very excited but nervous at the same time.At first glance, the survey results suggest ample targets for Cupid among American adults.The table below shows that while the majority of American adults (56% or 113 million people) are not in the dating market (they are married or living as married), the number of potential romance-seekers is still huge.In 1995, when began the online dating scene, finding a partner online was something you might keep to yourself.Even in 2005, 29 percent of Americans called it "desperate;" by 2013, that was down to 21 percent.
At a time when more Americans are unmarried than ever before, are Tinder and OKCupid changing what Americans want in a partner, or just how they find them?
The sushi tip is just one finding from the sixth annual Singles in America survey, which asked 5,500 respondents everything from which politician they want to vote for to which politician they'd be up for dating (Joe Biden and Marco Rubio dominate with 21 percent and 20 percent, respectively).
First dates at a sushi restaurant are 1.7 times more likely to lead to a second, says Match.com, America's largest online dating site.
Once upon a time in America, marriage was the norm for adults.
But now, for the first time since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking these numbers in 1976, there are more single Americans than people who are married. About 50.2 percent — or 124.6 million American adults — are single. Singles have taken over — despite the rise of online dating.