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The Rise of Single People

Historical documentation of the remarkable increase in single people in the U.S.

The third week in September, September 19 through September 25 in 2021, is Unmarried and Single Americans Week. I just call it Singles Week. To celebrate, I’ve created a series of graphs, based on Census Bureau data, demonstrating the dramatic rise in single people over more than half a…



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Bella DePaulo

“America’s foremost thinker and writer on the single experience,” according to the Atlantic. Author of “Singled Out.” Harvard PhD