It is said in the United States, that one out of seven people who have reached the legal marriage age would rather live alone. And in Manhattan, the most densely populated district of New York City, half of the population there live alone.
In North Europe, being single has become a norm. Researchers found in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, up to 60% of the population enjoy their celibacy, the highest in the world.
Such phenomenon is also observable in the eastern world. In Japan, more than 74% of the young people at over 20 years old are not in a relationship. 40% of them said they never wanted to look for a partner because a relationship is troublesome and consumes a lot of time and energy. They would rather spend time doing something they truly love.
Moreover, it is impossible to make more than widest guess at how many single mans and women are in China – 200 million!
Scientists in demographics predict that the era of celibacy has arrived and it will become an unstoppable trend in the near future.
What is the logic behind these singles’ mindsets? What lead to their change of marriage behavior? Here we will provide 5 key reasons why they choose to stay single.
5. Singles can Live More Happily
Most people think life of being single is boring and monotonous, but super cities have changed everything.
It has been estimated that there will be more than 30 super cities with more than 30 million people living in each of them in the future. What would happen when we have such densely populated city? Culture and art will emerge and provide a wonderful stage for single people’s spiritual needs. Concerts, museums and art exhibition are within easy reach for everyone. It will be so easy to find the groups of people who share the same interests, values and beliefs.