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Is it better to be alone or to settle?

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2008/05/21 16:03:57 (permalink)
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Is it better to be alone or to settle?

Just reading this article and was wondering whether men are of the same opinion?

I think I have settled at the moment, partly due to not wanting to cause any trouble or rock the boat but also possibly as to not be alone.

Do any of the female posters agree with this:

every woman I know – no matter how successful and ambitious, how financially and emotionally secure – feels panic if she hits 30 and finds herself unmarried.

Oh, I know. I’m guessing there are single, 30-year-old women reading this right now who will write letters to the editor to say that I have no idea what I’m talking about. All I can say is, if you say you’re not worried, you’re either in denial or lying.


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    swift
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    RE: Is it better to be alone or to settle? 2008/05/21 16:22:20 (permalink)
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    i dont think settling down is as 'expected' as it was years ago.


    im going with better to be alone unless you find someone worth settling with.

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    drab4
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    RE: Is it better to be alone or to settle? 2008/05/21 16:33:48 (permalink)
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    I think a lot of people of both sexes "settle". I settled in pretty much every relationship up to my current one, to be fair. I always knew I'd move on eventually, I was never madly in love

    I disagree with the assertion that all women over 30 who are not in a relationship are in a state of panic though. I know women over 30 who prefer to be single

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    eagle1985
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    RE: Is it better to be alone or to settle? 2008/05/21 16:34:06 (permalink)
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    its better to be ready to settle with the right person, not settle FOR the wrong one
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    Dan Nukem
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    RE: Is it better to be alone or to settle? 2008/05/21 17:20:11 (permalink)
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    I don't think its as relevant to men, as women are well aware that their chances of having children are decling rapidly at this age, which is really the crux of the whole thing for most women, not the being alone part.

    Oh yeah, a lot of women have probably lost a lot of beauty by age 30.
    Men generally tend to go for beauty.
    Beauty is something which fades in all women with time.

    Women don't tend to go for beauty as much as they would for confidence, money, security, power, status in men.
    These are things which men can accumulate as time passes.


    So in essence, a man can become more attractive as he ages.
    A woman generally will not - unless a population is aging and there are not many young women available.
    post edited by Dan Nukem - 2008/05/21 17:24:10
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    RE: Is it better to be alone or to settle? 2008/05/21 17:24:44 (permalink)
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    id rather be alone until i find the right person

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    RE: Is it better to be alone or to settle? 2008/05/21 17:26:15 (permalink)
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    I was reading a somewhat interesting book which examined some of this stuff recently enough, it was called 'The economics of life' iirc.

    Its along the same lines as 'Freakenomics'.
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    RE: Is it better to be alone or to settle? 2008/05/21 17:30:45 (permalink)
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    I was very happy being alone, but met the most wonderful girl a few years ago and we're getting married in a few months.

    It's much better than being alone.

    Till death do us train.


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    RE: Is it better to be alone or to settle? 2008/05/21 19:15:06 (permalink)
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    It depends on how good she is at prepping rice, jacket potatoes, chicken, fish and salad every morning before I go to work.
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    RE: Is it better to be alone or to settle? 2008/05/21 19:26:45 (permalink)
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