Having numerous relationships that end up going south and dates that don't light a spark can be extremely disappointing. Friends and family often ask you with an incredulous undertone, "Why are you still single?"
Well, isn't that a loaded question?
Your answer might be something like, "I've had to ditch a few Mr. Wrongs," or "I haven't found Mr. Right and I didn't want to get married, just to get married."
Unfortunately, those answer don't always suffice... especially to a prying mother who wants nothing more than a grandbaby.
That, however, doesn't change the fact that you are tired of the assumption that if you're 30 or older and still single, then there must be something wrong with you. Isn't it possible that you haven't found the right match, and in the meantime you are content with just being by yourself?
According to the United States Census Bureau there are over 100 million unmarried people in America 18 and older in 2012, which makes up 44 percent of all U.S. residents that are 18 and older. Out of all these singles, 62 percent (18 and older) have never walked down the aisle either.
Behavioral Psychologist, and dating and relationship coach, Jo Hemmings, explains the benefits of staying single and why there is nothing wrong with you if you are.