Haha - I can't believe I ever needed a book with that title. Anyway, I recommend this for all the males out there who think women have to date them in order for them to feel valid.
You know, like that wacko who murdered those college students in CA and then committed suicide.
, calls the “greatest social change of the last 60 years that we haven’t already named and identified” I would have been horrified—namely because the social change he is referring to is the decline in marriage and the rise of the single population.
While, admittedly, there are worse things in life than being single, for someone who loved being raised in a large family and looked forward to having her own—this is no small bit of bad news.
At the very end, she addresses a topic that I think the book's title addresses more directly than any of the single's mispercpetions - anxiety about finding someone to love.
That topic at the end was in it of itself a subject of content for another entire book, but Susan dismisses it with something along the lines of "ease of mind comes in time".
About ten years ago I started wondering why I was still single when my plan had been to be married and start a family by my mid-twenties.
It all seemed so simple when my parents got married—why should it now be so complicated for me and my friends?
” I started collecting stories, waiting to find that thing that each person had to arrive at before they could cross the line into being . Some of my friends had never even been asked out on a date, and then one day someone asked, and then later they married him.
All they know for certain is that in spite of the fact that they date great women, they just don’t feel an emotional attachment and they don’t know why.
Without this strong emotional connection they can’t feel confident about moving forward with marriage.
According to Pew Research Data from 2012, one in five adults 25 and older have never married, whereas in 1960 it was fewer than one in ten (9%).
Census data from 2014 shows that 45% of US residents 18 and older are unmarried, but in many parts of the country we are now at the point where the majority of households are headed by single people.