06 January 2010

So why ARE you single?

 

In our double issue, we ran the feature So why are you single this Christmas? and asked two singletons, writer Laura Millar and businessman Sean Blair, to tell us where they thought the opposite sex is going wrong in the hunt for love.

Sean's argument? That 'this generation of 30-something women were promised that they could have it all – a successful career, a beautiful home, a husband, children' but have 'hit their thirties, come up for air from their careers and found they’ve neglected their personal lives'. Apparently, many of us are approaching our love lives as we do our careers, 'setting out timescales and treating dates with all the warmth of an interview at Goldman Sachs'. And scaring off 'decent, genuine men' in the process.

Laura, quite rightly hopping mad, felt she had to put across the case for every woman without a plus-one out there: saying that we're single because there are so many Men Who Just Haven't Grown Up Yet out there. She wrote, 'I am not single because of my "career" (or, as it's more commonly known, a job) but because of another man who just hasn't turned up yet. And it hasn't turned me into a baby-obsessed bore either.'

Lots of you have been logging on to this website asking for a place to join the debate. So here you go! What do you think?


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