’ Your ‘marriage’ becomes like this third person you have to nurture.
And it is exhausting.” “You never get home from work desperate for a snack only to find that last night’s leftovers were already somebody else’s lunch.” “You’re wrong a lot less often.” [FORMER SMOKER WITH BOYFRIEND OUT OF TOWN] “I sat out on my balcony on this epic fall morning with my dog, sipped my espresso and smoked a cigarette.
Experts say people are getting better at spotting many of the Internet's longtime scams: They're suspicious of unsolicited emails from the Nigerian royal family, and they ignore the romantic entreaties of beautiful lovestruck women who sound vaguely like badly programmed algorithms. And on dating sites, would-be scammers have a trump card: People are irrational when they're looking for love."Romance is by definition quite irrational," Jack Levin, co-director of Northeastern University's Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, told .
"And the smartest person can be taken in during the early stages of the dating process.
[Note: I’m ignoring the very real structural inequalities levied against single people, helpfully outlined in this post by Bella De Paulo, because that’s not my point here but by all means if anyone wants to launch a singles revolution let me know.
I’m always down to Fight The Power.] Anyway, in celebration of this ridiculous holiday we compiled two lists, both about the same thing: what’s great about being single.
So rad, in fact, that single people now represent a majority of the U. Single people are so comfortably in the mainstream that the whole idea of making time to celebrate Singles Week—that’s this week—is beginning to feel a little weird.
One in four Millennials say they don’t ever plan on getting married.
Other responses, again perhaps unsurprisingly mostly from the coupled, were splendidly optimistic (e.g.
“You can make out with anyone you want anytime you want.”) If indeed the world is that much your oyster then by all means, Casanova, carry on.
One list comes from single people themselves, the other list from people in relationships.
The entries have been lightly edited where necessary but reproduced as faithfully as possible.
Quite possibly the best morning ever.” “Laundry for one.” “Breathing sweet, clean air.” “She’s referring to my farting, which happens.