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Along with millions of other people, I’ll be celebrating Singles Awareness Day on Friday, February 15. (This date is not universally recognized, as some people prefer the 13th or 14th.)
I wasn’t even aware of this holiday until I read a somewhat strange post by Tim Ferriss, No Girl? How to Express Your Man Crush on Valentine’s Day Instead. I sure wasn’t going to get one of those T-shirts, but I thought the holiday was an interesting concept.
Apparently, some people celebrate Singles Awareness Day as a form of self-deprecating humor, or out of spite for Valentine’s Day. I don’t think that’s a good idea at all. But I think it’s a good time to remember that being single is not inherently wrong.
In Exploring Relationships with the Single Weirdo, Craig Harper talks about how everyone reacts to his being single in his early 40s. It’s pretty entertaining and he has some good points about how being single is not a bad thing for everyone.
Somehow it seems to be almost mandatory that you marry whoever you happen to be with when you reach the right age. Hmmm, what’s the U.S. divorce rate again? While being single may not be ideal for everyone, I think it’s always better than marrying the wrong person.
Unfortunately, the biological clock puts pressure on people to get married quickly. I can’t remember where I saw this, but I read a comic strip that illustrated this perfectly. It was just a single frame, and a lady was talking to her daughter after the daughter had an argument with her father. The lady said “I know he’s not a very nice daddy, but I was 35.”