As women choose to marry later, or not at all, they're reshaping what it means to be married in the United States, Rebecca Traister argues in her new book, "All the Single Ladies." (Vintage Images / Getty) It is a challenge to exult in being a single woman of a certain age.While other people's marriages seem to come in multiples, and their grandchildren proliferate, our lives are different.The evidence includes a spate of books seeking not just to normalize but to applaud the condition of singleness.In "Singled Out" (2006), social psychologist Bella De Paulo coined the term "singlism" to denote the stigma and discrimination faced by single people, but also made the case for remaining single by choice.Through what we’ve both learned, we’ve compiled a list, and I want to share that with you now.
Others trudge through the thickets of online dating, with its pornographic come-ons, sudden silences, and transatlantic entreaties from men who seem to be failing English as a second language.
Life in Panama is different, and by acting the way we did back home, we can sometimes ostracize ourselves.
Now, for single people moving to Panama, and maybe even some Panamanians in the dating game, I hope this article gives you some new insight on the mixing and mingling world of love and new friendships.
We’ve been around young singles and not-so-young singles, and we’ve heard all the stories, all the complaints, and all the expectations.
You should hear some of the stories we’ve been privy too.