Seniors Stay Single -- Choose To Live Alone -- 27.7% Of Nation Dwells Alone

Is it a trend? In 1960, only 13.3% of the populace were loners.

In 2000, 25.8% and 2011 a percentage of 27.7% prefer "baching it" which has all sorts of reasons, the Council on Contemporary Families connotes.

"A lot of the men who are aging alone today are divorced and they've learned how to go solo. They still don't do it as well as women because women do a better job maintaining relationships with friends and family members."

USA TODAY reports that "The market has embraced with great enthusiasm the new buying power and tastes and habits of people living alone, but they've done far less for the elderly."

The sum up? "Living alone is in some ways a symptom of affluence."