My good girlfriend is beautiful, smart, successful and single at 38 years old. No kids, never been married, and hasn’t had a long-term relationship in a couple of years. Her pet peeve? Meeting a new guy and one of his first questions being: So why are you single?
In another instance, it seems rather common that when a man is in his late 30s or 40s and never married, people (or maybe just folks like my mom) wonder what’s wrong with him. He must have commitment issues, they say, or that he is otherwise unsuitable.
It seems to me, especially in urban settings, that it’s increasingly common for folks to wait longer to get married or find themselves single at older ages, but do you think society as a whole has accepted that without judgement?
When you get to a certain age or meet others of said age, do you prefer if that person has never been married, or is divorced? At what age, if any, is it a red flag if a person has never been married?