Of that 25%, some are not really THAT satisfied... maybe the partner they thought was "good" is now a slob or not that fantasy partner they dreamed of. It's no basis for a divorce, but hey... they'll do... let's say half of them are really happy and the other half are so-so...
That leaves you with what... 13% who are really happy with their relationships and feel like they really chose well.
So a LOT of the ones taken aren't really that great to begin with... or that "good".
Like the grass being greener, it just seems that way.
At my age, I am now hearing my contemporaries complaining to me --envious of my freedom to roam and just be my own master.
So are the good ones really taken?
That to me, is a farce.
I believe you are quite correct here.By the time the mid forties roll around this dawns on a huge number of men and women.Great post.