What’s it like to live without a partner while longing for one, over years, then decades?
Documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner, 65, has played matchmaker for 10 couples. Three more — including her brother and sister-in-law — met at gatherings she hosted. Another pair is living together. “I’m the biggest romantic in the world,” she says. But she never married. According to statistics, there are 96.6 million unmarried adults in the United States; iust 51 percent of the adult population is married, down from 72 percent in 1960. Matt McClain/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo