We Will All Become Boring

“There has never been a more solitary period in human history. In Britain, the number of people living alone has doubled since 1974 and now represents approximately one fifth of the adult population. In the United States, the figure is approaching 30%. In Sweden, 48% of households consist of a single adult living alone.⁠1

This is in part a consequence of medical technology extending our lifespans (although that trend has now been thrown into reverse). It’s also a consequence of liberalism: delayed marriage, high rates of divorce, and individuals having more choice over their living arrangements as a consequence of greater social freedom more generally.”


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