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Why Does It Feel So Hard to Find a Partner Now?

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When I was 7 years old, I softly asked my parents for a pet tiger. After watching Aladdin, I was trying to emulate Jasmine. What I wanted more than my very own Raja, though, was that couple's love: the all-encompassing, best friend kind, where I'm sought after but still safe. I wasn't sure how to ask my parents for a handsome, romantic street rat, though, so I settled on a tiger.

Over half of American adults aged 18-34 don't have a significant other. And yet, the popularity of The Bachelor franchise alone indicates that the dream of finding "the one" is alive and thriving. Why is this? What is happening in our........

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