The Number Of Individuals Who Remain Single

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The number of individuals who remain single is continuously growing. In August of 2014, 50.2% of the adult populace was single in the United States. Comparing to 1976, 37.4% of the adult populace was single in the United States. The same trend can be seen in Israel. Since 1970, the number of men who stayed single has doubled and the number of women who stayed single has tripled (Slonim, Gur-Yaish, & Katz, 2015). Although the number of individuals who stay single is growing, undesirable labeling of and judgment against single individuals has been acknowledged in the United States. In a previous study, American students were asked to designate characteristics of married people; they defined married couples as more mature, truthful,…show more content…
Younger single individuals may be seen as capable of eventually finding a partner, while the likelihood of finding a partner declines with age. In the same study, another moderator tested was gender. Women are thought of as having a greater longing for marriage and children than men, and consequently it can be anticipated that the typecasting of single women would be more prominent than that of single men. Conversely, gender was not found to affect stereotypes of singles. Single men and women are judged negatively, equally (Slonim, Gur-Yaish, & Katz, 2015). Previous research proposed that whether the single individual decides or not to stay single is a significant factor. Nonetheless, this factor was not tested in earlier research. According to another study, individuals are encouraged to give a good reason for the present societal, economic and political structures, by perceiving the norm as just and genuine. These views help decrease doubt and elude intimidating circumstances. A prediction can be made that singles that decide to stay single are refusing the norm and induce self-protective responses such as undesirable stereotypes (Slonim, Gur-Yaish, & Katz, 2015). According to previous research on the feelings toward individuals who could or could not control their outcomes, one may assume that undesirable emotions such as anger would
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