Forty-five percent of U.S. adults are unmarried, and most of us face first-date jitters: We worry about what to wear and what to talk about before we even know if the chemistry's there. So how can we calm our nerves and put our best face forward?
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Dorian Solot is executive director of The Alternatives to Marriage Project, a non-profit organization that advocates for fair treatment of unmarried people. Here, she speaks about the growing appeal of the unmarried movement among Americans.