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No doubt, two 20-something men sitting a few rows back were having a similar conversation about a potential date’s flawless figure.This emphasis on a muscular physique, runway-ready body, or flawless skin tone becomes far less important with each passing year, and traits like good humor, kindness, and compatibility become more important. Well-intended friends often say to single people, “It’s a shame that someone as smart and attractive as you is alone.” This implies that people need a special trait or qualification in order to attract a love interest—and that if we’re alone, we must be doing something wrong. The search for a partner isn’t the same as a search for the "perfect" car or a job, although dating apps may make it feel that way.On a recent cross-country flight, I settled into my seat with an icy Diet Coke and a stack of academic papers to read. The two women seated next to me, strangers when they boarded, instantly became close confidants, sharing (loudly) with each other the harrowing and juicy details of their love lives.One woman was an uber-confident 24-year-old who channeled Taylor Swift’s style and eyewear, and boasted about the dozens of dates she had in recent months, thanks to Tinder and other dating apps.They learn to arrange their lives so that they are surrounded by the friends, activities, and physical environments that enhance their daily happiness.Love this article- I'm living in Southeast Asia and although our marriage figures are dropping (close to 50% of ppl 25-29 in my country are legally married) people like myself (late 20s) who are not married or even attached are subjected to lots of "don't worry, you will find your prince" or incredulous expressions and exclamations of "you're not attached? Doesn't it just kind of make you sick to your stomach when ignorant people say and do things like that?The other woman was a vivacious full-figured 35-year-old who'd had a few heartbreaks in her past, but was optimistic about the potential dates who graced her i Phone screen.

I say "Excuse me, but I am old enough to decide for myself, how I feel." Where in the SEA, Kitty? I also don't like how people keep telling others that you need to get married to "fix" your life. We are supposed to be responsible of our own life, we are all adults. I studied in a girl's school and most girls treated having a boyfriend or being in a relationship like the purpose of their existence.

The answer likely isn’t “She earns a good living,” or “He has great pecs." People with long and happy marriages emphasize shared values and interests, humor, and just “getting” each other—quirks and all. But a bad marriage is worse for us than no marriage at all.

A surprisingly high proportion of married people say that they would not marry their partner, if they had to make the decision over again. Sociologists have documented that a growing number of people are single by choice, and relish the opportunity to live as they please.

When this more expansive definition is used, the odds of partnership are in your favor.

Demographers project that roughly three-quarters of Millennials and Generation Xers will ultimately marry by age 40, with higher rates for college grads yet lower rates for African Americans. What we look for in a partner changes as we get older, and that’s a good thing.

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