Do you have your eye on a special someone? Have you been crushing on them for a while? Well, it might be time to summon the courage and do something about it, because according to recent stats, the rate of singledom out there is quite high. Despite the rise in online dating and myriad dating apps, about half of American adults—around 124.6 million—are single, according to data used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And a U.S. Census Bureau report shows single-person households have also increased by 27.5%, with the majority of them being men.
So why are so many of us going solo? Eric Klinenberg, a sociology professor at New York University and the author of Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, told PRI: “It’s actually probably easier to meet people now than ever before, if you think about all of the incredible technologies we have to connect, but one big issue is people today are really looking for their soulmate. And they’re not going to compromise.” So to help a single sister (or mister) out, we put together some of the top dating tips from our favorite leading men. Because we all need a little relationship advice every now and then.
What are your top dating tips?