Single people are routinely stereotyped, stigmatized, and ignored, as I highlighted in the subtitle of my book, Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After. They are also shamed. Here are some examples of that. Happily, as the number of single people grows and as more people spend more years of their lives not married, single people are sometimes celebrated, too. This collection also includes examples of ways in which single people are celebrated.
How many single people are there? Are more American adults married or unmarried? How many people are staying single for life? What about rates of remarrying? These and many other demographic trends – along with discussions of their meanings – have been topics of my writings. Here are some links.