Surely we all remember when Gloria Steinem quoted Irina Dunn and said, "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.
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Don't be surprised if the short answer is "probably never. Facebook follower Laura Altobelli says her best friend is 60 and never married. Never-married Singlee Jersey veterinarian Margaret Yeaw, 67, turns it around like this: News flash: Not everyone wants -- or even likes -- kids. And besides, plenty of unmarried people have them.
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That's why divorce rates are so friennds and all. The stereotypes are that single women are either promiscuous or don't get any. No, but what's marriage got to do with that?
And since when did having children become a guarantee of company or caregiving in your final years? Never marrieds may already have this covered anyway.
Songle built a strong support network z friends with whom they spend holidays and take vacations. They know how to spend -- and appreciate -- time by themselves. Right up there with the myth that getting married makes you happy is the one about how single people are Horny women near Hickory North Carolina. A study that followed people as they went from single to married shows that they generally became more insular after they are married.
People who get married become less attentive to friends and extended family members. Getting married will typically cost you two friends -- people who get pushed out of your support network to accommodate the time and relationship demands of your new mate. Surveys have shown that single people are more likely to visit, support, contact, and advise their parents and siblings than are married people.
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Singles are also more likely to encourage, socialize with, and help their friends and neighbors. A study of people who were 65 and older did look separately at four marital lookint groups: The widowed people were the loneliest, and the currently married, the least lonely.
The divorced and always-single reported similar levels of loneliness. Within that, overall rates of loneliness for those who had always been single were low. Only 9 percent said that they were often or always lonely, and 46 percent said that they ffriends never lonely. DePaolo looks no further than her mirror when she says this. For us, being Fuel the passion is who we really and truly are. We just love our single lives.
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Many times, well-meaning friends offer to fix single friends up with people with whom they have little or nothing in common except that both are unmarried. One never-married reader who asked for anonymity said a friend recently tried to fix her up with a deeply religious man of another faith. His existence was built around his church life and I'm Jewish," she said.
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The "you are too smart" comment has a johrney first cousins: Never-marrieds don't consider themselves "unlucky in love " or "commitment phobic. When people say things like this, they are presuming to know what single people ojurney instead of giving their unmarried guests the opportunity to decide for themselves.
In a way, that's treating single adults like children. And that's dtart that happens to single people a lot, too, said DePaolo. Single people pretty much hate it when they say they're happy and other people respond by saying that they are just telling themselves that.
The idea that getting coupled makes people happy, and that single people are all miserable and lonely, is one of the most pervasive myths around, notes DePaulo. Did we miss anything? What other comments do single people hate to hear? Let us know in comments.
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