Second of all, the fear of men who cheat. Cheating men can destroy the trust factor in relationships. Past relationships with men who cheat is one of the reasons why women stay single. According to the original Kinsey Reports (1953/1998), around 60 percent of men said they were unfaithful to their spouses before the age of 40, compared with 30 percent of women. Those numbers have remained pretty much the same in subsequent studies. A woman who wants to get into a relationship with a man tends to only do so after he turns 40 to avoid being cheated by.
Another reason why women choose to stay single is because of wanting to expand their career. More women today are focusing on developing their careers rather than relationships. Career accomplishments bring them a strong sense of self-reliance, which enables them to focus on education and bettering themselves. According to Science Careers magazine (2005), one reason that women might have less confidence than men in their careers is the pressures that they face in raising a family. And many women choose a fulfilling career over a committed relationship today because they now have the freedom to make that choice. When they are in relationships, they often feel pressured to focus on their families instead.
While marriage may provide certain benefits, when you choose to stay single due to family or parental obligation, not having to deal with cheating men, or expanding career options, you're keeping the door open for many more options and opportunities in your life. Therefore, being single is now a choice.