Are you single guys? Moreover, are you from the United States?
We are asking because according to a recent study conducted by Pew Research Center, the number of young, single men in the US is on the rise. In general, their study revealed that three out of 10 adults regardless of age, gender, and sexuality are single, which means that the respondents are “not married, living with a partner or in a committed romantic relationship.”
However, this number is significantly higher for men ages 18 to 29 wherein 63% or roughly six out of ten young men are reportedly single. In contrast, only 34% of the female respondents of the same age are single. Meanwhile, the same study found that 62% of men who identify as LGB reported being single compared to 37% of LGB women.
More importantly, the study revealed that the majority of single adults or 57% are currently not looking for a relationship or casual dates. Read the survey in full here.
Experts weighed in on the matter. Niobe Way, a developmental psychology professor and founder of the Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity (PACH) at New York University told The Hill in an interview, “We’re in a crisis of connection.” Way added, “Disconnection from ourselves and disconnection from each other. And it’s getting worse.”
Meanwhile, Fred Rabinowitz, a psychologist and professor at the University of Redlands who studies the impact of the masculine role in men’s lives and the expression of depression in men, among many others, said: “You have to think that the pandemic had an impact on some of those numbers.”
Rabinowitz added, “Young men are watching a lot of social media, they’re watching a lot of porn, and I think they’re getting a lot of their needs met without having to go out. And I think that’s starting to be a habit.” Read the article in full here.
Having said all that, would you say that this study is true for you, guys? Do you agree that porn and social media are the culprit as to why many men are single? Share with us your thoughts and stories in the comments section below!