The older a single person is, the less likely they are to be interested in finding a new partner, according to new research by the national statistics office CBS.
In particular, older women are likely to think life is better without a partner, the research involving 10,000 people showed. Four out of 10 single women aged 50 to 64 say they would rather be alone, as do three-quarters of the over 65s.
Both men and women who plan to stay single say they value their freedom too much to settle down with someone else. Women are also more likely than men to say that relationships bring too many problems, the CBS said.
The research also shows that fewer than 20% of Dutch people aged 30 to 65 are single.
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