There's never been a better time to be single.
Demographically, single people are more powerful than ever before.
In 2017, the Census Bureau reported that a record number of adults in the U.S. were not married.
More than 110 million residents were divorced or widowed or had always been single; that's more than 45 percent of all Americans aged 18 or older.
Marriage is no longer considered a key part of adulthood.
More than half of the participants in a nationally representative sample (55 percent) said that getting married was not an important criterion for becoming an adult.
Single people are having more sex than married people.
Adults are having less sex than they used to. The drop was especially pronounced for the people who were married or divorced, compared to people who had always been single.
Marriage doesn't mean better health.
The women who divorced ate healthier, exercised more, and had smaller waists than the women who stayed married.