In the New York, Newark and Jersey City area, Pew found that 65 percent of 25- to 34-year-olds were single, compared with Fort Collins' 48 percent.
On top of debt, with wages stagnant and costs of living rising, "it would make sense that younger adults are more anxious about finances."The second biggest reason young adults say they haven't married? Even less of those men, around 67 of them, are employed.By the time men and women get to graduate school-level, they are dealing with reduced mate pools; often their fields are either male- or female-dominated."As much as my heart is in Fort Collins, I have a slightly bitter feeling about it," said Ruppert, a Long Island native who has lived here five years.Whenever he goes home to visit friends, especially in New York City, Ruppert said the climate is noticeably different, with more single women out and on dating apps. She's a graphic designer, owns her own business and comes to Northern Colorado on vacation — another friend's wedding.
Your friend is single, doesn't bother to bring a date, but does carry with her an i Phone and a little app on it called Tinder.Many of the women around the table can agree about a "lack of network" in older age, unknown to them since the days before marriage and children.