Monday, February 13, 2012

All the single ladies

I would like to thank every single person who did not send me this story from The Washington Post: "The single life: Some people never find the love of their lives. And live to tell about it."

Criminy, that was an obnoxious read. That I obviously read every word of.

So... singleness. Nearly all of CMC the readers I know about are married or permanently coupled. Do you sit around worrying about me? Do you think I'm just fine single? Do you assume I'll meet The One? Do you assume singleness is a straight-person thing, as the Post seems to? Do you not think at all about other people's relationships or lack thereof?

Because who is the intended audience of that article?


Anonymous said...

Hey girl!

I subscribe to your blog via RSS...and hadn't seen the WashPost article until you linked to it.

It's silly. Singles now outnumber marrieds, according to the Census, don't they?

But maybe they mean single as in never married, as opposed to single after divorce or widowed.

In any case, you seem to be getting along just fine. I bristle at the notion that there is ONE way to live one's life. That's ridiculous and rigid and the opposite of freedom.


Joe said...

I started reading the article, and then stopped. I thought it stunk.
I never worry about my single friends, because I HATED it when my friends expressed similiar concerns when I was flying solo.
I say, live your life and listen to the one person who knows what's best for it -- you.

Jennifer said...

I have never worried about you being single!

Yes there are some people who sit around waiting for the white picket fence and the 2.5 children, and I worry about them. I know people who have the white picket fence and 2 kids and are miserable, and I worry about them. But the people who go out and live? No I don't worry about them.

Enjoy what you have.

Mike said...

I was single for a long time before I mated for life, and I always reckoned (and still do) that one is most likely to find one's mate by going about one's life and interests and thus encountering people with similar interests. So no, I don't worry about you, because you have a life and interests. (And: a more diverse gender pool of potential mates than some of us.)