Singled Out: Stats Show Singles Aren’t Alone

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Okay, here’s something special for all you lonely hearts -- ever think you’re the only single person on the planet?

Well, turns out, there’s more of you than you may think. Check this out: according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of August, there are almost 125-million singles in the U.S.; and you thought you were the only one in a conscious uncoupling state.

What’s more, 50.2% of those single ladies and single men are 16-years old and older. How’s that for a reality check?

So, when it comes to matters of the heart, we couldn’t help but wonder -- is single status a choice? Are singles simply more selective?

“I don’t think it’s far fetched to want certain standards out of a guy when you’re dating them,” Maddison Craig said.

“These days, you think you have every option in the world, you think you can have perfection- that’s what I think,” Mark Kranz added.

"It’s wonderful, man," Moe Banna said. "It’s the best life. You don’t have to worry about no headache; what time you have to come home; no bills, just single life is the best life. You can do whatever you want, man.”

So, forget those Facebook feeds, ignore those Instagram couple pics, and temper those tweets.

Embrace your single status, and find comfort knowing you’re really not alone.