Party Time: It’s National Singles Week!
If you’re sick of hearing people ask when you’re ready to settle down (as if you don’t want to DUH smug married jerks!) then hallelujah! – your time has arrived: September 16-22nd is National Singles Week!
Oh yes, this is a holiday that actual exists. As per the U.S. Census Bureau, Singles week was started in the 1980′s by a group called the Buckeye Singles Council to – you got it – celebrate being single. Thus, joy in being unattached and ready to mingle was born…at least for one week out of the year.
But here’s my question: why shouldn’t we celebrate being single year-round? Why is there one specific week in our honor, like we’re some kind of social pariahs?
Being single means never having to clean your partner’s underwear, cook his dinner, check in so he knows where you are and what you’re doing at all hours. It means never having to worry that your partner is jealous while you’re off getting crunked and dancing the night away in Las Vegas. It means never having to say “I’m sorry.”
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with being in a relationship. I love relationships. I’m just saying, why can’t we all just be happy with what we have when we have it? There are uspides and downsides to everything, and that includes our relationship statuses.
And – hypothetically speaking of course – should you have the opportunity to ever hook up with Ryan Gosling, all you married/attached folks are so out of luck. Just saying.
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About the Author: Laura Schreffler is a former New York Daily News columnist who left the world of celebrity behind to focus on what makes her happiest — love and travel. She is the creator of LoveTrekker.com — a website devoted to these two passions that she fondly calls “looking for love in all the right places.” In her spare time she likes to play matchmaker for her friends, dream about her next vacation and gaze at photographs of Taylor Kitsch. For more advice on love, relationships, and happiness, check out http://lovetrekker.com & her book "Internet Dating 101". And follow her here at Happiness Series with her weekly blog about finding love.