Love is a complicated emotion, and relationships, which involve two individuals both navigating this emotion, are even more complex. Many women worry about their love lives and hope that they will get that happy ending they see at the end of their favorite romantic films. While nothing can ensure that you reach the romantic utopia that you want, it can be helpful to know that you are not in it alone. According to a 2007 article in the “New York Times,” 51 percent of all American women are spouseless. So as you suffer through your tumultuous love life and try to land a man, keep in mind that you are in the majority.
How Do You Avoid Losers?
As the old adage goes, there are many fish in the sea. Not all of those fish are worth catching. Any woman who casts her net in an attempt to snag a man runs the risk of picking up a few that should really be thrown back. The only way to separate the prize catches from the bottom-feeding carp is to trust your intuition and be critical of your relationships. Don’t sit back on autopilot and hope that your love ship reaches the port. Instead, analyze your relationship and consider whether it is a love match, or instead simply a convenient fling that keeps your bed warm at night. If you deduce through analysis that your relationship isn’t a winner, end it. Don’t waste your valuable time. Instead, cast off again and hope for a better catch next time around.
Am I the Only One Who Isn’t Married?
While it may seem like all of your friends are settling down while you continue to order in Chinese takeout for one, this may be only a perception. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that only 7.1 of every 1,000 Americans are married each year. This staggering statistic indicates that while weddings may seem abundant, there are many people who will go another year without finding wedded bliss.
When Will I Find Mr. Right?
Many pushy moms urge their daughters to amp up their hunt for the right guy because they desperately desire grandchildren. While girls use to get married at a young age and start popping out the kids, this isn’t as common now. The U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention reports that there has been a noticeable increase in the age at which individuals first say, “I Do” According to the report, only 86 percent of women get married for the first time before the age of 40. This means that out of a group consisting of you and nine friends, statistics state that at least two of you will likely still be on the prowl after you exit your 30s.
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