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A Single Man Follows His Heart, I: Guest Post by David P. Crews

[Bella’s intro: Single life is for men and women. In fact, throughout most of the adult lifespan, there are more lifelong single men than women. But writings about single life are overwhelmingly by or about women. I am always delighted when I find single men who are up for telling their stories, and I am especially happy to welcome David P. Crews to tell his. As you will see in Part 1 of this 2-part essay, David has led an amazing life, full...
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Love & Affection

Bill Maher’s Wish for Single People Has Come True

A few months ago, Bill Maher lamented that there was no holiday for single people. (This link goes to the video.) Now, his wish has come true. The third week of September is Unmarried and Single Americans Week. That’s not new, though. Single people have been celebrated with a special week since the 1980s, and sometimes with a special day, too. But as Bill Maher’s obliviousness to that fact suggests, the holiday is not widely known.

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How we live now

Record Number of Americans Are Single, and Most Unmarried Americans Never Have Been Married

Happy Unmarried and Single Americans Week!

Since 2006, the Census Bureau has been reporting key statistics about unmarried Americans, in celebration of the week honoring them – the third full week of September. (So, for 2017, it is September 17-23.)

I keep a tally of the key statistics and update them every time there is a new report. Here’s what’s happened over the past 11 years.

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