This post was edited by rainyweather at 2012-11-30 15:54|
In a world that celebrates romance and finding The One, people can be rather rude to single people. Have you ever had such experience if you are single?
Take dinner parties. There comes a moment, and that question: "Why don't you have apartner?" It is usually asked by one of a couple, with always a swivel ofthe eye to his or her other half, so really two people are asking this question.
Any answer will fail to satisfy. The questioner expects no happy answer. If you are single, you must be only covering up your bone-deep, life-corroding loneliness.The questioners know this, and the insight they believe it affords comfortsthem. They are safe.
They look down from the high castle of coupledom, protected from such a fate. But if you wereto ask them: "Why have you settled for him? Why are you stuck with her?Were you so afraid of being alone?" such questions would be thought rude,intrusive.
Last week a friend of mine went on a date. A foolish thing to do. The man she met had been married three times and had a child by each wife. An example of emotional continence I'm sure you'll agree. And he asked my friend, single and childless, why she had failed at life.
He didn’teven feel ashamed of his three failed marriage before he asked my friend that stupid question.
Being single is not a sin. Why are people mean to single people? Have you had such experience if you are single? What do you think about it?