I recently read a blog on this site that was entitled "A Response to 23 things to do Instead of getting engaged." The author boasts "debunking" the 23 things to do before getting engaged by basically indignantly rubbing it in all singles faces (on a single's website) that everything is better when you are married or have someone to share them with. Now, the purpose of this article, from my interpretation is that it is supposed to be an "uplift" for singles everywhere...especially with Valentine's being right around the corner. I am coming to find that society labels older people who have never been married and are single as social pariahs. Now, I do not know about anyone else, but I would rather get married late and have a beautiful marriage that lasts a lifetime, than to rush into a marriage and end up being one of the 50% of couples who gets divorced.
While in the early 1900s it was perfectly acceptable to be married off shortly after high school, we are living in a new era where women are getting jobs, building careers, and to be frank, it is getting increasingly more difficult to find a suitable partner with the right intentions. I am a little aggravated with the post because while in some cases being single is a choice and people want to explore themselves...for others it is not an option. They have not found the right person or the right person has not found them.
So I guess my question is, have times actually changed and is being single more acceptable or are we doomed to become known as social pariahs because we are growing older and still have not settled down?