Is it more common in one gender? Why does it happen? What's the biggest reason?
- Yes for both gendersVote A
- Yes for malesVote B
- Yes for femalesVote C
- NoVote D
Most Helpful Girl
Are there a lot of people who go through life without ever dating?
It depends on the age group. The older you go the less common it is. In my age group its extremely uncommon especially if you exclude groups like the disabled community.
I'm 27 and I haven't ever dated. I think the percentage is similar among women and men, its just men complain about it more. I think they complain more because they suffer more from sexual frustration and getting laid and they lash out whereas if a girl has never dated she's usually thinking about loneliness and wondering if she's not pretty enough and more quieter about it, or its simply their choice to never date.
Why does it happen? What's the biggest reason?
1. Social awkwardness
2. Not having enough positive social interactions with preferred gender (this person either doesn't get out much or doesn't interact with enough potential love interests)
3. Standards too high
For me its 1, 2, and possibly even 3.1
Most Helpful Guy
As a percentage, I'd say it's pretty low. Probably less than one percent. But one percent of 6 billion people is still a lot of people.
I've never seen statistics on it, and I randomly picked one percent. However, depending on the country, around 90-97% of the population get married. You have to assume that a much larger percentage than that date during their life. Of the ones who never marry, a large percentage are by choice. Or they dated but just never found anyone they wanted to marry. So the number who never ever dated has to be pretty darn low.2