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Two-thirds of Men in Their Twenties Are Single, But Two-Thirds of Women Are Not

Two-thirds of Men in Their Twenties Are Single, But Two-Thirds of Women Are Not

A recent report found that 30 percent of U.S. adults are not married, living with a partner or engaged in a committed relationship. That number isn’t too surprising, but when you take a closer look at twentysomethings in particular, the results are definitely unexpected: There are nearly twice as many young single men as there are young single women.

Pew Research Center found that a whopping 63 percent of men in their twenties are single, compared to only 34 percent of women.

The study revealed that men in their twenties are no longer pursuing relationships like they once were. Fred Rabinowitz, a psychologist and professor at the University of Redlands who studies masculinity, shared with The Hill that men’s consumption of media has had a massive impact on their need for relationships.

“Young men are watching a lot of social media, they’re watching a lot of porn, and I think they’re getting a lot of their needs met without having to go out,” Rabinowitz said. “And I think that’s starting to be a habit.”

So who are all these twentysomething women dating? Older men. One study revealed that 56 percent of women prefer dating men older than them. Another study backs the data up by stating that men tend to marry later in life than their female counterparts.

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