While dating sites have been very beneficial for lots of people, there have also been horror stories and increased fear over the safety of meeting people online. “Catfishing” has been on the rise; a term used to describe deceiving an individual by using a fictitious online persona. Because of this, many are leery about online dating. Without doubt, any experienced online dater can understand why many singles have turned to matchmakers after a stint of dating people from the Internet. To sum it up, people lie online! Men lie about their height, women lie about their weight, and both sexes are guilty of posting the most flattering, outdated photos they can find!
Someone acting as a go-between to make sure people present themselves accurately is a welcomed change for those who became frustrated with online dating. Hence, the appeal of the modern day matchmaker! GreenLight Matchmaking provides a safe space for potential matches. A background check is performed, along with a behavioral assessment to catch any indicators that may raise a “red flag” before prospects meet with one another. Profile pictures are taken by the matchmaker, in-office. Your matchmaker will also be present for your initial date to provide further safety for both individuals. Our matchmaking services examine the full picture in providing a suitable match. So, don’t hesitate to invest in your future. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed!
Nearly 50% of U.S. adults are single. That’s 126.9 million unmarried and unacknowledged people according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics. In 2021, there were around 15.62 million families with a female householder and no spouse present in the United States. Twenty-three percent of U.S. children under the age of 18 live with one parent and no other adults.
According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, among the 50 most populous U.S. cities with data in 2019: The share of children in single-parent families ranged from a low of 21% in Seattle to a high of 71% in Cleveland. Nearly 30% of single parents live in poverty while just 6% of married couples fit this same statistic. Among one-parent households: Single parents are more likely to live in poverty when compared to cohabiting couples, and single mothers are much more likely to be poor when compared to single fathers.
Overall, the cost of living as a single person is higher than living with a spouse. Married couples share many basic expenses, including housing, while a single person must cover those costs alone. Married people may take fewer risks, eat better, and maintain healthier lifestyles, on average, compared with single people. "The benefits are better physical health, more resistance to infection, fewer infections, and a reduced likelihood of dying from cancer, from heart disease, from all major killers," psychologist and author John Gottman, PhD. "The other health benefit is longevity: People live longer if they are in marital relationships, particularly if they are in good, satisfying relationships..." Gottman, considered by many to be a pioneer in the field of marriage research, is the James Mifflin Professor in the department of psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Arranged marriages were very common throughout the world until the 18th century. Typically, marriages were arranged by parents, grandparents or other close relatives and trusted friends. The Marriage Law of 1950 outlawed arranged marriages, enabled women to divorce their husbands, and made it illegal for men to have multiple wives. The biggest increase in divorces was between the 1960s and 1970s, and have been steadily increasing ever since.