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  • More Americans are living alone after recession

    10/12/2017 8:10:39 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/2017 | Reid Wilson
    The number of Americans living with a spouse or partner has fallen notably in the last decade, driven in part by decisions to delay marriage in the wake of a recession that hit new entrants into the workforce especially hard. Forty-two percent of Americans live without a spouse or partner, up from 39 percent in 2007, according to the Pew Research Center’s analysis of U.S. Census Bureau figures. For those under the age of 35 years old, 61 percent live without a spouse or partner, up 5 percentage points from a decade ago. The higher number of spouseless households comes...
  • Maybe you should just be single

    09/05/2017 2:33:53 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 63 replies
    NewStatesmen ^ | 02/16/2017 | Laurie Penny
    Mid-February is the most frigid time of year, so it’s always seemed apt that that this is when they choose to hold the highest holy day of the cult of coupledom. If you’re reading this, there’s a not insignificant chance that you are one or several of the following: a) young b) female c) single or d) nauseated by the sheer volume of saccharine romantic propaganda sloshing around the public sphere at this particular time of year. But none of us live outside culture, and feeling frustrated on Valentine’s Day doesn’t make you stupid or duped or a mindless drone...
  • Single People Are Singlehandedly Changing American Society

    04/27/2017 6:58:00 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 66 replies
    Inverse Culture ^ | 04/26/2017 | Bella DePaulo
    The 21st century is the age of living single. Today, the number of single adults in the U.S. — and many other nations around the world — is unprecedented. And the numbers don’t just say people are staying single longer before settling down. More are staying single for life. A 2014 Pew Report estimates that by the time today’s young adults reach the age of 50, about one in four of them will have never married. The ascendancy of single living has left some in a panic. U.S. News & World Report, for example, cautioned that Americans think the country’s...
  • Why men won't get married anymore: Women complain chaps today won't settle down.

    05/07/2015 5:36:44 AM PDT · by BJ1 · 164 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/19/2015 | Peter Lloyd
    For an army of women, Mr Right is simply not there, no matter how hard they look for him. And the reason? When it comes to marriage, men are on strike. Why? Because the rewards are far less than they used to be, while the cost and dangers it presents are far greater. ‘Ultimately, men know there’s a good chance they’ll lose their friends, their respect, their space, their sex life, their money and — if it all goes wrong — their family,’ says Dr Helen Smith, author of Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood And The American Dream. ‘They...
  • America’s Singleness Problem

    09/28/2014 7:11:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    ACCULTURATED ^ | 09/26/2014 | R. J. Moeller
    The anecdotal evidence that Americans are remaining single longer into their lives has more and more data backing it up. No longer is it merely the musings of worried relatives hoping to see that young man or woman in their life find a spouse. According to a recent story over at Bloomberg—Is Everybody Single?—we’ve reached a statistical, verifiable relationship tipping point as a society; one with far-reaching implications. Single Americans make up more than half of the adult population for the first time since the government began compiling such statistics in 1976.Some 124.6 million Americans were single in August, 50.2...
  • Why the Singleness of Jesus Makes the Best Sense of the Historical Evidence

    09/23/2012 1:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/23/2012 | Timothy Paul Jones
    “It is an embarrassing insight into human nature that the more fantastic the scenario, the more sensational is the promotion it receives and the more intense the faddish interest it attracts,” Roman Catholic scholar Raymond Brown wrote nearly three decades ago. “People who would never bother reading a responsible analysis of the traditions about how Jesus was crucified, died, was buried, and rose from the dead are fascinated by the report of some ‘new insight’ to the effect he was not crucified or did not die, especially if his subsequent career involved running off with Mary Magdalene to India.” This...
  • Bachelorhood And Its Discontents

    07/07/2008 7:28:51 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 11 replies · 145+ views
    New English Review ^ | July 2008 | Christopher Orlet
    Bachelorhood And Its Discontents by Christopher Orlet (July 2008) Leibniz never married. He had considered it at the age of fifty; but the person he had in mind asked for time to reflect. This gave Leibniz time to reflect, too, and so he never married. — Bernard Fontenelle In a 1994 New Yorker piece commenting on a report that the Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser had strangled his wife to death, the pseudoprofound literary critic George Steiner pondered why it should have taken the Marxist philosopher so long to do the old biddy in. “Perhaps philosophers should strangle their wives,” wrote...
  • Men prefer being solo over a bad marriage

    06/02/2008 7:10:15 AM PDT · by Hildy · 469 replies · 1,060+ views
    SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - Bachelor Carl Weisman got fed up of being classified as a playboy, a loser or a commitment-phobe so he set out to find out exactly why he and a growing number of eligible men were steering clear of marriage. Weisman, 49, conducted a survey of 1,533 heterosexual men to research a book aiming to give women an insight into why some smart, successful men opted to stay single -- and help lifelong bachelors understand why they are still the solo man at parties. He concluded that most men were not afraid of marriage -- but they...
  • The Cost of Delaying Marriage

    08/31/2005 5:37:19 PM PDT · by Theo · 29 replies · 1,048+ views
    Boundless Webzine ^ | 8/25/2005 | by Danielle Crittenden
    Our grandmothers, we are told, took husbands the way we might choose our first apartment. There was a scheduled viewing, a quick turn about the interior, a glance inside the closets, a nervous intake of breath as one read the terms of the lease, and then the signing -- or not. You either felt a man's charms right away or you didn't. If you didn't, you entertained a few more prospects until you found one who better suited you. If you love him, really loved him, all the better. But you also expected to make compromises. The view may not...
  • Thy Face LORD, Will I Seek

    05/10/2003 3:28:53 PM PDT · by Commander8 · 3 replies · 122+ views
    Feature: A Daily Bible Study Guide and The Bible | April-June 2003 | Dennis W Costella
    Psalm 27:4-8 4. One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple. 5. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in his pavillion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock. 6. And now shall mine head head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in His tabernacle...