A reader sent me this story (below) and agreed to let me share it with you as long as I omitted identifying information. Any suggestions?
“He’s all puppies and rainbows.” “She’s so so nice!” “He’s a reasonable person.” It is getting to be a pattern. When someone is called out for practicing singlism, someone else rushes to their defense, and the argument is something like, “But she’s such a nice person!”
A local paper published an interview of a woman whose online company has become very successful. She runs the company with her husband. Asked if she keeps her private time with her husband private, after spending all day at work with him, she said no. Then she added this:
A reporter from the Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail, is doing a story on singlism and would love to have some Canadian voices. Are you a Canadian — or do you know of any Canadians — available to talk to the reporter about singlism? I don’t know the specific questions but I’d guess they may be about your experiences of singlism or your perspective on why singlism matters.
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Washington Post Style writer Chris Richards never wants to hear Beyonce’s “All the Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” at a wedding reception ever again. He calls the song “a sour lover’s salvo that links matrimony with guilty obligation.”
“All Things Single” readers, I’m blogging to you first. My new book, Singlism: What It Is, Why It Matterse, and How to Stop It – written together with 28 other contributors – is now available. You can get it here at Amazon, though as I write this, Amazon has not yet added the description of the book. (They build book pages one or two sections at a time.) You can also get the paperback here, at the book’s own page, where the description does show up.