Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Permanent Bachelorhood

This interesting article was recently published in the UK. It focuses on the idea that perhaps remaining permanently single is a better option for some men, and I would suggest some women too.

Let me state unequivocally that finding "The One", that perfect person for you, marrying, and having children is still very much the ideal in my mind. But marrying the wrong person is not the second best option IMHO. It's more like the 3rd or even 4th best option.

In my time, I've just seen too many dysfunctional relationships where one or often both people belittle and disrespect the other on a regular basis. They might not ever leave each other out of fear of being alone or the financial repercussions but you'll never dissuade me from the inherent truth of this statement:

"I'd rather be single and relatively happy than in an unhappy relationship with the wrong person. There is no greater feeling of loneliness than being in that predicament."

1 comment:

nachtwache said...

You're absolutely right!