Dating rules for women over 30
I recently tried to schedule a ladies’ night with three single friends, and it quickly became one of those endless email threads that looped and circled for weeks. Play rehearsals, sailing clubs, volunteer work, art openings—these are the things that fill my single friends’ calendars.
Jen is headed to Vermont to study with a Buddhist master, but she’ll be back a week from Thursday…oh, but that’s the night Amy ushers at the local theater!
There is so much out there that tells single women there’s something wrong with them.
It’s counseling your niece on issues she’s not quite comfortable talking about with her mom. Most of all, it’s a rich and varied life with many opportunities to build strength and character.They’re busy working on the town board, serving meals at the local soup kitchen, and hiking by themselves through the Arizona desert.My married friends are busy too; making time with them more often involves working around their kids’ school activities or dinners with other couples.In a 2011 Atlantic essay, Kate Bolick did a nice job of presenting a more accurate and nuanced portrait of today’s single women, describing mature, independent professionals who, either by choice or circumstance, happened to not be married.
But she also attributed the growing ranks of unmarried women to a rather grim cause—the lack of marriage-worthy men—explaining that women’s educational and economic gains are creating a “new scarcity” of male peers.But now that women no longer have to depend on men for financial support, we are enjoying a historically unprecedented luxury: to hold out for the right relationship, or to not have one at all.