Mature Market Experts Stat of The Day: Living Alone

Of the 57 million American women 45 and up, nearly half—25 million—are unmarried (outnumbering entire populations of countries such as North Korea, Taiwan, and Australia). There are several reasons for this: American women marry later, their divorce rate is high, and, not to put too fine a point on it, those who are married are likely to outlive their mates. As a result, American women are now likely to spend more years of their lives single than with a significant other (Source: AARP)

Note from Tom Mann: Time to start a dating service?

Of all the elderly people living alone, the percentage of women will raise to 85% by 2020 (Source: AARP)


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