Correctomundo. You take Atlanta, for instance. Zillions of single people. Everyone's looking; no one's finding. I don't understand it. But I do have a guess.
Women want men who look like they just stepped out of an underwear ad.
Men want women who look like they just stepped off the cover of Cosmo.
Unrealistic expectations. I think this may be a leading cause of the problem.
Or, you may be a one- or two- or more-time loser, and you're scared silly of getting into another bad relationship. And how would you know, starting out? The sexual urge and sexual attraction brings people together right enough. But what's to do when the fires burn low -- or out? Is there anything there that will keep the pair together after reality sets in?
Maybe people pair off to end the torment of being alone. It's tough being alone for lots of people; maybe the majority of people. When I was younger I didn't mind it so much. I was single (more or less) for ten years. But I was younger. Now I'm not so young. The idea of being alone doesn't have the attraction for me it used to hold.
If we could find an answer to this issue, we could put it up in cans and make millions of dollars.
My two cents.