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There’s an article in the August/September 2013 AARP Magazine entitled “Single and Loving It: On the joys of abandoning the hunt for a spouse.” The article starts on page 60.
An excerpt from the article:
[...]Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, Ph.D., worked with Match.com on a recent study of more than 5,000 American singles. Eighty percent of those over 50 said they were content with their singlehood.
“People are shocked to hear this,” says Fisher. “They think single people are unhappy by definition, and older singles are the most miserable of all. But the older you get, the more likely you are to be content as a single person. Far from being desperately lonely, older people are the least likely to compromise and settle for a less-than-perfect relationship.” [...]
This pretty much describes me. After two failed marriages of 10 years each (and some long-term relationships before the marriages), I’m happy to be on my own. I feel like I’ve been taking care of others forever, and now I want a few years or maybe even a few decades to construct a life that suits me rather than someone else.
Did anyone else see the article?
(I know it’s a little odd to post a message on this subject in a “Love and Sex” forum, but I don’t know where else to put it.)