“Singlism” is the stereotyping, stigmatizing, marginalizing and discrimination against people who are single. “Matrimania” is the over-the-top hyping of marriage, weddings, and couplings. I coined those terms. Probably hundreds of the blog posts and other writings of mine touch on those topics in some way. So here, I just want to point you to a few articles to orient you to these topics and give you a few specific examples.
In addition to these articles, you can also look at some books. Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After has a lot to say about singlism and matrimania. Another book includes many of my writings as well as contributions from other writers: Singlism: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Stop It.
Singlism and Matrimania
A good starting point for reading about singlism and matrimania, including the history of the terms and some related concepts.
This is one of the first blog posts I wrote about singlism and matrimania.
A good introduction to singlism.
Some people claim they have never experienced singlism. If they live in the U.S., that’s not possible.
When people first hear about singlism, they often treat it dismissively. This article explains why they shouldn’t. The next one (below) is relevant, too.
One of the important ways that singlism differs from other isms such as racism and sexism is that singlism is not part of our awareness. People usually don’t realize when they are practicing singlism, so they do so unselfconsciously and unapologetically.
In these collections of links, I include mostly only my own writings, but here I wanted to add this great article from the Ted Ideas Blog.
To read more about singlism and matrimania, check out these collections about single people in different domains and different places. Not all of the articles are about singlism or matrimania, but some are.
Popular culture (TV, movies, books, and magazines)