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What does being single mean to you?


Traditionally being single defined one's (marital) status. Anyone who is not married is legally considered (single) or available to get married. However most of us now place (dating couples) on the same pedestal as married couples. Therefore today we say single means you are not (seriously) dating anyone. Others take it a step further to mean they aren't dating period! They're living like nuns or monks. Do you define single as being alone? or Does it just mean someone is not married?

 

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    dashingscorpio 4 years ago

    kallini2010, You are so right it does pay to make sure you're on the same page. Having said that no one should commit to dating one person before knowing them well. That's like going to a buffet dinner and only stopping at the first station! :-)


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    moneyfairy 4 years ago

    keshab21: This is a great answer. Some people can never be alone(just needy and suck the life out of you),while others enjoy the freedom of being single Yeah!!!

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    Lor's Stories 4 years ago

    Even without thinking when I see a cute guy I look at the ring finger.

    But I often don't really do much because I like being single. Not that i have an exciting life but rather one where I don't need to argue over in- laws .

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    dashingscorpio 5 months ago

    Very common answer and in many respects an accurate one as well. Not having an "exclusive status" relationship generally means one is single. However even if you do have a mate or cohabitating; (legally you are still single per the gov.)

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    dashingscorpio 4 years ago

    That is a very positive and upbeat way to look at it. Would you also consider someone to be single who went out on dates or had sex now and then without being in a "relationship"? or Is single in your opinion (always) a state of being alone?


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    dashingscorpio 4 years ago

    Flossydella, You made a valid point. Medical forms, employment application, W-4 or other forms the options are usually Single, Married, or Divorced, Some progressive companies recognize Domestic Partners for insurance. Officially unmarried is Single

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    Li Galo 4 years ago

    Yes, many married folks don't get it. They think being single is somehow bad but it's lovely! I loved being in a serious relationship. I love being single. This is because I love me! If you love yourself, then you're secure with or without another.

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    dashingscorpio 4 years ago

    A lot of people consider anyone not married as being (single). My guess is these same people would say an "exclusive relationship" is NOT a "commitment" unless the couple is married. If exclusive doesn't mean commitment then they're single.

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    dashingscorpio 4 years ago

    Therefore your friends are considered "Single" because they are not married or in an "exclusive relationship". However even if they were in a (relationship) and had to fill out a job application they'd check the box listing themselves as "single".


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    dashingscorpio 4 years ago

    Yes, A lot of people see being single as being (free) and having no need to make "compromises" while others see it as being (lonely). Our happiness is tied to (our perception) of our circumstances. Thanks for your answer!

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    moneyfairy 4 years ago

    Not true. We are not all meant to be in relationships nor is it abnormal not to be in one. Some can't concieve of a life without someone others are perfectly happy free and alone. Everyones definition is different.


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    moneyfairy 4 years ago

    Yes, Freedom is a wonderful thing!!