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Is there STILL PREJUDICE against single people? Why are single people SOMEWHAT

  1. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 18 months ago

    Is there STILL PREJUDICE against single people?  Why are single people SOMEWHAT

    DEMONIZED in our married oriented society when divorce rates are 50% or higher?


  2. threekeys profile image80
    threekeysposted 18 months ago

    Divorce rates are around the 50% mark resulting in the greater existence of non married people.

    There is still stigma attached to a non-coupled person. Single people are thought to be less than or deficient in some social ability.

    Being attached does contribute to building a more stable society.
    However the relationship expectations and relationship styles are going through an upheaval-a change state. How or what will take place, I do not know. But the state of monogamy is failing us to. We need new relationship definitions and expectations. But what could they be?

  3. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 18 months ago

    I don't think they are demonized necessarily, They are a silent majority perhaps frowned upon. According to many demographic sources singles are "45 percent of all U.S. residents 18 and older". That is 107 million adults. I just don't see that much wickedness.

    Sixty-three percent of that group has never been married, although they do or may have cohabitated as a couple. Interestingly 27% live alone, so does that mean only those are truly single? If that is the case perhaps prejudice may be more readily seen especially socially-economically more so economically. They are a smaller marketplace therefore less profitable. That is easily seen how food stuffs are marketed through packaging and housing. Housing is kinda' out of control to begin with especially for a single person. Another prejudice factor 'may be' consideration for job promotions and some cases pay raises. The single person is thought not to have the same obligations as a married person.

    Divorce rate is an illusive number. A demographic points out "In 1997, 9.8% of the adult population was 'currently' divorced". Also, you have to read the fine print how the rate is determined. There are different methodologies.

    Source: U.S. Divorce Rates and Statistics @ Divorcesource.com / http://www.divorcesource.com/ds/main/u- … 1037.shtml

  4. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 18 months ago

    Because human society needs married two parent families to create and raise the next generation of children with the greatest odds of success.
    That is why there is pressure to marry and have children, and raise children together instead of singly.