A new research has indicated that fewer than half of young women now share their lives with a man.
Some, like movie singleton Bridget Jones, live alone while others are forced by the high cost of housing to remain with their parents.
A study shows that just over half of all women aged between 18 and 34 - 50.8 per cent - do not live with a partner, reports the Daily Mail.
The single majority reflects a big increase in the numbers who either by choice or necessity live with their parents, who have put their career before relationships, or have become lone mothers.
Less than 30 years ago well over half the women in the same age group were married, and around two thirds were living full-time with either a husband or boyfriend.
The figures were compiled by the European Union's Eurostat statistics arm from figures collected from across EU countries by Brussels. (