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Why Some Women Say That Marriage Is Not A Priority For Them
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Why Some Women Say That Marriage is Not A Priority for Them

A walk through any book store will show you the dozens and dozens of titles that are directed at marrying people (usually women) off. The same goes for any magazine that you can name, even those that would seem to have nothing to do with weddings in general. For some women its true- the mad dash to the end of the aisle begins almost as soon as they are able to toddle, but for a growing number of women of all ages, that concept is just not in the cards and they like it that way. More and more women are choosing to remain single whether they make that choice from the start or after realizing that marriage really isn't their cup of tea.

The experts say that after a certain age, women have a much higher risk of some very unpleasant things like being kidnapped, attacked by a terrorist or struck by lightning than they are to get married. And, for some women, that is okay. In fact, given the choice between the list of the negatives and marriage, there are many who would need a minute to weigh the pros and cons of each.

On a well known internet news source, a female writer set off a storm of controversy with not one but a series of several articles about women and marriage, all from the perspective that they were not married because there was something wrong with them, something in their personality or their demeanor that was keeping them from finding and marrying their perfect mate. And, at the end of each of those articles, the comments rolled in, sometimes numbering in the thousands. Sure, there were quite a few people that agreed with this woman on her articles but there were just as many if not more who were vehemently in total opposition to that opinion. There is nothing wrong with them, they all announced. They were dating but not interested in commitment, they were happy and healthy, alone but not lonely.

Once upon a time, women were called rather hateful names if they did not marry- spinster until she reached middle age and then old maid from there on. If a man did not marry they called him a "dashing bachelor" whether that was true or not. He could sit in his dirty tee shirt, eating peanut butter straight from the jar every night and he would still be called the swinging single or the man about town. Let a woman remain single and the world clucks their tongue and worries. Not all women are interested in the idea of marriage. Some single women rather like their lives just as they are.


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Hello Amie, I love, love love this article on marriage and the single woman.

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  about 1 decade ago
Sylvia2  

good article. I'm over 50, never married. I wanted to some 20 years back. With the high divorce rate now days, forget it. I wouldn't mind someone in my life as companionship but that's about it. Even that's hard for me to get. So, being single is fine. Besides, I do a some solo travelling and love it!

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  about 1 decade ago

Nice article amie...I will agree that for some women marriage is not a high priorty. Most of the women I know are married...I guess the tide is slowly changing with same sex marriages, same sex parents and a lot of single parents. Oh Bother...Welcome to the 21 century.

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  about 1 decade ago
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