Being a single Atheist really sucks. For most people, when you’re looking for a partner, you have half the population available. There are currently around 310 million people in the US, so around 155 million of them are of the opposite sex. (I know the numbers are not exact, women make up 52% of the population and that number doesn’t factor out the old and young, or mentally handicap, but just go with me here)
Well, what if you’re an Atheist and you only want to date another Atheist? Well, according to the CIA world factbook, 16% of the country is non-religious. That means, out of 310 Million people, 49,600,000 of them are Atheists, 24,800,000 of them are of the opposite sex.
155 million vs 24 million…. that really sucks. You’re restricted to roughly 8% of the population….only 8. That’s roughly (very roughly) only 6 atheists per square mile. (as opposed to 41 per square mile for other people)