Thirty-three. It’s the age Jesus died. It’s the jersey number of basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. And now, it’s the absolute worst age to be a single lady -- at least, according to PlentyOfFish. In a recent survey by the popular dating site, researchers analyzed nearly 2 million messages across 81,000 user profiles. They discovered 33-year-old women received the fewest messages, and therefore concluded this the loneliest number of all.
And in today's least surprising news, 25-year-old gals came out on top.
But exactly what makes 33 so unlucky? While there’s no hard science to prove it, a site rep suggests that at 33, most women prioritize getting married and starting families, while their male counterparts prioritize ordering their next round of drinks. In fact, the survey anticlimactically revealed that there's just no bad age to be a single guy.
Still, if you are a single girl and turning 33 today, don’t freak out (and happy birthday, btw!). Relax. You won’t turn into a real-life Carrie Bradshaw just because one dating site says so. Sure, it might be a suck-filled solo year for you, but it won’t necessarily be the worst ever. In fact, I'm pretty sure these other single years could suck even more.