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Today, she says, “I am unmarried, unattached, and have no partner.” Still, she says, friends take umbrage when Ms.
“People used to think of single life as where you mark time until you get married,” she says. It’s the real thing.”• • • But the definition of “single” is a bit vague. And that leaves plenty of room for different family structures. So is Sarah Wright, the board chair of a singles’ advocacy group called Unmarried Equality, who lives with a longtime partner.“I do not describe myself as ‘single’ because I’m not,” Ms. “I am coupled.” When she gets government forms asking for her marital status, she crosses off all the responses and writes in “none.”Tara Dublin of Portland, Ore., is officially single, even though she was married for years.
• • •There is little debate that American adults are far less likely to be married than they were two generations ago.
In 1950, married couples represented 78 percent of households in the United States.
In 2011, the US Census Bureau reported, that percentage had dropped to 48 percent.
In 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 124.6 million Americans 16 years and older were single, or 50.2 percent of the population, compared with 37.4 percent of the population in 1976. One of the big ones has to do with when Americans get married.