02 Jun Single, the New Black by Beth C Goldstein
We are finding that being single, is the new Black! Meaning, it’s the new ‘IN” thing. There has never been a time in history that we have had more single people. And, get this…..we’re happy about it, and we’re loving it!!
Single people are embracing the benefits of singleness. We are loving the fact that we come and go as we please. We like that we eat what we want, when we want and how we want. For instance, I can eat fish and Brussel sprouts 6 times in a 4-day period, and no one will criticize me or complain that we eat the same thing over an over again. Or, I can have dark cherry chocolate ice cream for dinner…..in bed…… watching nothing at all, reading a book, or binging on Greys Anatomy….. yes again! I can work over time, I can work-out, I can stop for dinner with my friends and not worry that someone is waiting for me to take care of them.
There are of course those who will say, “don’t you get lonely”? Well, sure. Sometimes. To be very honest, I was lonelier when I was married. There is something about being with someone and not having your needs and expectations met that puts a whole new twist on loneliness. My times of being single and lonely is so few and far between, that I’ve grown fond of the balance of being single and being lonely. When compared to the down side of my marriage, being single and a few occasional lonely times, is a walk in the park. A very beautiful, bright, sunny, happy place park.
It all changed when I changed my perception of singleness. You see, growing up I was shown by example, that being single was the worst curse one could have fall upon them. No one ever, in their right mind would choose to be single. My circle of influence accepted abusive, unhealthy relationships at the cost of being the death dreaded alone! Once I looked at it from a healthy, more realistic perspective, I was in awe of the many, many benefits of singlehood. More and more people everyday are embracing the fact that we love being single.
Statistics show us that: According to the US Census Bureau in 2017
110.6 million The number of unmarried people in America age 18 and older in 2016. This group made up 45.2 percent of all U.S. residents age 18 and older.
63.5% The percentage of unmarried U.S. residents age 18 and older in 2016 who had never been married. Another 23.1 percent were divorced, and 13.4 percent were widowed.
88 The number of unmarried men age 18 and older for every 100 unmarried women in the United States in 2016.
These are staggering statistics. Especially considering it is in favor of singleness. Studies are showing that singles are not only happier, they are also healthier.
As singles we LOVE to meet new people and do fun things. At Events & Adventures ALL the planning is done for us. All we do is show up, meet with friends and have a great time. There are always people who are waiting to meet YOU!
Sign up for your next event or call us at 615-242-3030, we can’t wait to see you there.