One is NOT the Loneliest Number…

red tulipI was getting my nails done a few weeks ago when my manicurist asked, “Do you have children?” 

No, I answered.  She stopped filing my nails and stared. 

I’m not married, I offered.  You would have thought by the look on her face that I had said I had 12 toes. 

I’m young… I have time, I said, as if I had to justify my singular status.

What’s wrong with not being married?  I realize it’s not the “norm” for people my age, but I don’t feel like I should be made to feel like an outcast because of it.

According to the Barna Research Group, the number of singles in the U.S. exceeds the total national population of all but 11 of the world’s 192 nations. 

Obviously, there are plenty of us singles out there.  So why are we made to feel like something is wrong with us if we aren’t yet married?

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~ by Serena on November 23, 2009.

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