I've been reading a lot of stuff lately about people frustrated with dating.
It comes from both sides of the aisle: women who are frustrated that they simply can't find dateable men, and men who are frustrated that women are far too picky, and complaining there aren't any dateable men, when they seemingly just skip right over these all men who, on paper, meet all of those girls' supposed requirements. I researched dating and romantic history quite heavily for the relationship book I was writing last year (that I've since put on hold - I'm not in a position to effectively market another book just yet), and while a lot of male-female complaints are as old as time itself, I can tell you that this one - that there just aren't any dateable men, and that the women themselves are far too picky - is one I haven't encountered in the literature prior to the advent of the modern dating and relationship system in the early 20th century.
Those seeking to date women in their 40s, with graduate degrees who work 40 hours or more per week and who may or may not have been married before are likely to find her in Silver Spring, Md.; Atlanta; Raleigh, N. Apparently no one does that anymore, according to this recent Market Watch report. divorce rate in 2015 was 16.9 divorces per 1,000 married women in 2015, down from 17.6 in 2014.
These findings emerge from a national survey conducted last fall by the Pew Internet & American Life Project looking at the place of online dating in the larger picture of relationships in America.
Applause found that, in general, the most popular US dating apps trailed other apps in quality by 23 points (out of 100).
That's a big difference, and perhaps indicates that people take out their dating woes on the apps they use.
Most young singles in America do not describe themselves as actively looking for romantic partners.
Even those who are seeking relationships are not dating frequently.