Tinder conducted a survey of over 1,000 millennials and found that many of them are single by choice.
72% of 18-25 year olds admitted that they had made a decision to not enter a serious relationship. They said that staying single gave them more time to invest in their careers and focus on their own wellbeing.
Furthermore, 81% of the participants said that being single was beneficial for reasons outside of their love lives.
Tinder CMO Jenny Campbell told USA Today: “What’s most telling is that young millennials are savoring this time in their lives more than any other generation, recognizing how valuable it is for them.”
Darcy Sterling, a relationship expert working with Tinder, added: “Historically, people blindly set out to cross off items on their young-adult-to-do list: Go to school. Work hard. Find a partner. Get married. Have children. Encourage your children to do the same. Rinse and repeat.”
She continued to say the results are positive as they show many young women are finding empowerment in independence and are valuing their personal lives above anything else.
Earlier this year, a study from the BBC found that dating apps were millennials’ least favourite way to date. Instead, they much preferred to meet organically or to be set up by friends.
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