40% of Adult Women Choose the Single Life

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Finally, the media is recognizing the incredible trend occurring among women in America and around the world: the percentage of women choosing not to get married has reached 40%. This number was actually determined after the 1995 census, showing that 43 million women in America are choosing not to get married. These women are impacting society and changing attitudes about single life and unmarried women. Women's outlook on marriage has changed. Rather than thinking of "single-hood" as a time of instability, women are deciding not to hastily jump into marriages, or not to get married at all. Four million of these 43 million single women are living with gay or straight partners.

Women's decision to stay single crosses all class lines, with single mothers and lower income women deciding to remain unmarried, focusing on education and self-sufficiency, rather than relying on a husband to relieve financial or decision making responsibilities. More single women are also deciding to have children via sperm banks and adoption agencies. According to the TIME/CNN poll, 61% of single women 18 - 49 said they would consider raising a child on their own.

In spite of the media's revelation that a tremendous population of Americans are single, politicians continue to use pitches directed at working families-a new tactic that could alienate the women and men who do not identify with that demographic.

-- Debra (Thisis@it.com), August 23, 2000


Debra, will you marry me?

-- (nemesis@awol.com), August 23, 2000.

divide & conquer--destroy-the-family-ties-glorify-independance-raise a generation-of-[don't know =god males]-free-sex-no-accountability!!

think it's cool to call-women=bitches & ho's-turning to the wisdom???- of the =world--instead of the wisdom-of GOD!! WADDA YOU GET??--a screwed up=society!! gee gals--a good man must be getting=scarce!! wow-the age of technology--can't solve--mans-spiritual-decline!! just watch the talk-shows-see the messed up-kids-90% are=fatherless! is there a clue-there??---but also--listen to young-males--they think- women is bitches & ho's--NO-RESPECT!! IT'S ALL ABOUT=ME-ME-MY-MY.----so here we are in y2k--more gadgets than you can keep-up-with-&-more-comforts-&-games-and=distractions. gotta keep the spinnin-wheel-spinnin!! well a WISE=PROPHET--said long-ago--that a NATION that tuRn's there - back -on=GOD-& his wisdom--will=REAP-A-WHIRLWIND!! JUST A SIMPLE-POST=FROM SOMEONE-who bought the =LIE! that theres no such thing-as-accountability--&--wound-up-in-hell!! SO is mankind=really=FREE to do there-own--thing!?? well--check--the-result's!! LIKE IT-OR--LUMP-IT=WE GET WHAT WE--SOW!!


it takes=3 to make a marriage=work!

-- al-d. (dogs@zianet.com), August 23, 2000.

uh, nemesis, what about ... uh ... you know ...

-- Oxy (Oxsys@aol.com), August 23, 2000.

"um OX, WE dont know', DETAILS.....



-- consumer (shh@aol.com), August 23, 2000.


you KNOW i would never out a mystery man, dont ya?

protectin' my sources...

-- Oxy (Oxsys@aol.com), August 23, 2000.

Are you ladies referring to me being gay? Hey, I swing both ways. Debra, you would not be disappointed.

-- (nemesis@awol.com), August 23, 2000.

Absolutely right, Al. I've been waiting for a guy who respects and reveres God. I will wait as long as I have to.

That IS, if a man such as that would have me! =)

-- cin (cin@=0).cin), August 24, 2000.

nemesis isn't gay (!?)

He likes fat chicks!

-- cin (cin@=0).cin), August 24, 2000.

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