when sidewalks don't fit three
Does it feel like you've been single forever? Feel like you've been alone and a third wheel so long that you've forgotten what it's like to be a plus one? Are the last memories you have of consistent sex from your last love? These feelings aren't rare, and You aren't surrounded by judgmental eyes, filled with the glow of young love. If you're being really honest with yourself — and would stop wallowing in self-pity for a minute — you'd notice that you're really not the only one.
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Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it
Your best friends are all single. Your cousins haven't brought anyone to Thanksgiving OR cHRISTMAS in a few years and all those horny kids at the bar are most definitely non-committal. Most of your friends’ parents and people you know are freshly divorced and on the prowl, and there's no line outside Tiffany’s for platinum engagement rings. These feelings of inadequacy that come with being single aren't unique to just you. An entire generation is feeling it and it's because half the entire population is, just like you, single. According to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50.2 percent of Americans 16 years and older are single. In a report aptly titled “Selfies,” economist Edward Yardeni points out that there are more single Americans right now than at any other time. Yardeni noted that half of American adults are not married, compared to the 37.4 percent in 1976. He also reported that young adults, compared to their predecessors, are more likely to rent a home than own one, and never-married young adults are less likely to have children.
APPLES TO APPLES, ORANGES TO ORANGES
We're bucking the trend and it should feel good. But sometimes it doesn't. We're constantly comparing our lives to that of our parents’or other people in general at our age, and that needs to stop. Because as outdated as those years without Internet and cell phones are, so is the dating culture of the baby boomers and their predecessors. You can't compare the technology of the different times, so why do you think you can compare the social culture? We don't just live in another time, but on another screen. We are the children of technology, the daughters and sons of the boom. We're worried about shattered iPhones and our phone being on 5% more than ruined relationships. We don't need to go out to movies when we have NetfliX AND i'M NOTICING THIS MORE AND MORE AS TIME GOES BY SO TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE TOP REASONS WHY A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE STILL SINGLE.
1. Because you'd rather send 140 characters than say three words.
2. Because we can't talk without alcohol on our breath.
3. Because you can’t commit to finishing a book, let alone finishing someone else’s love story.
4. Because you don't even know who you are.
5. Because you won't put your cell phone down.
6. Because of your "image"
7. Because we don't like to be bothered with other problems.
8. Because we’ve been hurt before
9. Because no one knows what they want.
10. Because timing is never right.
Born on September 22nd, 1986 and raised in Sullivan, Missouri