The Census Bureau has compiled some important stats on the unmarried population in the US. We are now 95.9 million strong! That is 43% of the adult population in the US. Also, please check out the press release by the Council on Contemporary Families. (Hat tip to Bella DePaulo for these links).
Bella DePaulo kicks off the week with a quiz that takes on the cultural lag between our perceptions of single and unmarried people and our reality. Check it out! It’s rather enlightening.
And, of course, as I mentioned before, there is a blog crawl going on this year organized by Single Women Rule. (Okay, I have to add that I was rather disappointed with the first post: It talks about the dating experience of a single woman. Who cares! Single folks are not (just) about dating, in fact, many of us are single by choice and aren’t even interested in dating. See also number 10 on Bella’s quiz.)
So, go read while I study but most importantly: Enjoy your week!
Update on 9/25:
Bella DePaulo has compiled a list of the good, the bad, and the ugly coverage of National Singles Week. Some of that coverage is in the spirit of Tom Coleman’s original intend with the week: To raise awareness. But a lot of it has morphed into an extreme focus on dating… As if that’s all we’re interested in: to become unsingle…
Update on 9/26
The final blog crawl post is not about dating – it is about being single and happy. Check it out!