Singles in the WP

Good read about long-term singles (via Seraphic). Also thought the survey they did was interesting.

I’m curious; for single readers, does the article make you sad and panicky or happy and serene?



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7 responses to “Singles in the WP

  1. np

    That depends on if you “have the urge to merge” 🙂 If you’d like a more personal answer, this article didn’t really inspire me either way, but it was nice to read something from the point of view of singles who are 40+.

  2. John

    There must be something wrong with her. The article would have been much more interesting if it tried to explain what. 🙂

    • Anna

      So you’re saying that if you’re a long-term single, there’s something wrong with you? Could you elaborate?

  3. John

    If someone chooses to remain single to live in a religious community, that is a noble choice, and there is nothing wrong with that in the morally relevant sense. When I used the word wrong in my comment above, I mean it in a broader sense than morally wrong. There may be a whole host of reasons why she has been unable to find a mate, an integral part of fulfilling human nature. Perhaps, she is lacking in physical appearance or her upbringing left her with personality issues. There may also be something wrong with her in a morally relevant sense in that she chooses to lack virtue or what not. Everyone has problems of all sorts to differing degrees, and it seems to me something went wrong for her not to find someone at her age, but the whole tenor of the article was about how there is nothing wrong with her, and I find that doubtful.

    • Anna

      Well, there’s something wrong with everyone, and most people still get married. Furthermore, physically unattractive, stupid, mean, emotionally immature, or awkward people get married all the time.

      If she wasn’t any of these things, maybe she has a problem with intimacy. Then again, maybe not. Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, daruber muss man schweigen.

      Some times, the right person just doesn’t come along.

  4. John

    I realized after the fact that I should have mentioned that. I mean it’s possible that one can just have bad luck. Also, there is also that all too important variable of what one’s expectations are.

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