What do you think of these dating statistics?

AmandaYVR
Dating in Canada:

% of Canadian population:
* Single: 40%
* Married: 38% (This is down from 46% in 2016 and 56% in 1996.)
* Common law: 10%
* Separated: 2%
* Divorced and not remarried: 5%
* Widowed: 5%

Dating:
* Today more of us are single and never married than ever before. Among those, the largest group, Millennial women.
* 53% of Millennials say they want to get married.
* 84% agree marriage is a life-long commitment. But only 54% strongly agree.

* The typical single goes on 1-2 dates/month.
* 31% date more than one person at a time.
* 63% go for coffee on a first date.
* Most first dates last 1-2 hrs.
* 1 in 3 dates leads to another.

* 45% of Canadian singles use dating apps.
* 15% of users browse profiles with their friends.
* 35% say their friend has set them up on a date.
* 14% have gone on a blind date.
* 77% of those over 40 are frustrated by online dating.
* 26% have deleted dating apps from their phone. But 33% have re-downloaded them.

*74% find dating overwhelming.
*79% of men report being nervous on the first date.
* The average single woman decides within 3 seconds if there is attraction.
* 72% believe in soul mates.
* 30% of men and 22% of women say they fall in love with 2 weeks.

* 91% of 18-34 yr olds have accept interracial dating.
* 80% of Canadians say that society should accept same sex relationships. That's up 10% from a decade ago - 70% in 2007.

Parents:
* 65% are willing to date a single parents with kids.
*71% of single parents say it's important their partner has kids too.
* 12% of Canadians are part of blended families.
* Most single parents take their time, 65% waiting 10 dates or more before introducing their dates to their kids.
* Single fathers are twice as likely to report poor mental health.

Marriage & Divorce:
* 29% say an engagement party is a must.
* Of the 2.5 million Canadians who are divorced, 25% have found a new partner.


Source: 'The Stats of Life', 2017, Documentary Channel
Photography: Kat Irlin
Photography: Kat Irlin
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