Singles in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on singles, love and dating in the United States

This Statista dossier on singles in the United States provides an overview of attitudes and opinions of American singles. It includes statistics on the number of single-mother or single-father families, dating behavior, attitudes towards relationships, sex and fidelity.

Table of contents

  • 1. Singles - facts & figures
    • Number of U.S. households 2017, by type

    • Number of single-person households in the U.S. 1960-2017

    • Percentage of single-person households in the U.S. 2016, by state

    • U.S. cities with the largest percentage of one-person households 2016

    • Americans' current relationship status in 2017

    • Duration of Americans current relationship status in 2017, by gender

  • 2. Single parents
    • Number of families with a single mother in the U.S. 1990-2016

    • United States - number of families with a single father 1990-2016

    • Share of custodial parents who received full child support - U.S. 2015

    • Average child support received by custodial parents in the U.S. 2015

    • Work status of custodial fathers in the U.S. from 1993-2015

    • Work status of custodial mothers in the U.S. from 1993-2015

  • 3. Singles and dating
    • Share of Americans who believe in true love in 2017

    • Important factors in choosing a spouse or partner U.S. 2014

    • Traffic to leading U.S. dating websites 2016

    • U.S. online dating site or app usage 2017

    • U.S. user reasons for using online dating sites or apps 2017

    • U.S. online dating site and app usage 2017, by gender

    • U.S. user experiences and attitudes regarding dating websites or apps 2017

    • Tinder usage reach in the United States 2018, by gender

  • 4. Singles and sex
    • Sexual activities already done by female consumers in the U.S. 2017

    • Americans' moral stance towards sex between unmarried persons in 2016

    • Share of Americans who may have sex on Valentine's Day 2017

    • New chlamydia cases in U.S. by state 2017

    • Cases of syphilis in the United States by by ethnicity and gender 2016

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