A divide seems to be forming between those who are getting married and those who jus don't want to get married... maybe ever.
We talk about "relationship goals," patronize women who are single, and act as though getting married or having children is a place we're all desperate to reach. But being in a relationship shouldn't be conflated with "success."
For some reason, people assume that when you're in your late 20s, the only thing that's keeping you from getting married is, well... being asked to get married.
Sometimes having to accept that you're not what someone else wants, through what is often no real fault of your own, can be an incredibly humbling experience.
Whether you're someone who prefers to be in a relationship or is normally flying solo, everyone can benefit from some time on their own.
We obsess over being in a relationship and have trouble imagining why any would ever want to be single. While there's no right answer for everyone, if you're never single then you can miss out on a lot.
Some people have to learn how to be around other people, and some people have to learn to be alone — and there's nothing wrong with that.
The first thing to remember, if you want to find a long-term partner, is that it makes such a difference if you're happy with who you are first.
Because there are so many great aspects of single life and you deserve them all.
It's partly because we still act like it's the 1950s when everyone gets married and stayed married — so there was less reason to study single people. But that's not the case anymore.