During a heartwarming and sincere speech at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Jodie Foster proudly announced she is single. Using her wit and charm, she coyly set up the speech to make it appear as if she was inferring to her sexuality.
If being single makes you feel like you are in the minority or are part of an unaccepted group - think otherwise! You are part of a very large majority that is welcomed, embraced and accepted. Being single does not require you to use a separate entrance, sit on the back of the bus or file special citizenship papers. Although your right to marry is challenged (only because you do not have a plus one), you are no less different than your married and coupled up friends.
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Feeling like you are the only one who doesn't have someone? You're absolutely not. Here are a few 2012 dating statistics from Statistic Brain.
- Total Number of Singles in the United States - 54 Million
- Percent of the adult American population that is single - 44%
- Ratio of single men to single women in America - 86 to 100
- Percent of New York State adults that are single - 50%
- Percent of Washington DC adults that are single - 70%
- Total Number of people who have tried online dating - 40 Million
- Percent of male online dating users - 52.4%
- Percent of female online dating users - 47.6%
If you are ready to announce to the world that you are single and looking, join the millions of people who are part of the singles community. You don't have to wait to win a Cecil B. DeMille Award to let the world know. Try online dating, speed dating and singles networking groups. Out yourself and find your plus one!