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Defining singlehood in a society where definitions are constantly changing is critical. Below, I will explain what it means to be single.


There are various degrees of being single that go beyond the status of singlehood. While the definition of singlehood is often negatively compared to being married, it still leaves room for single people who may be in different types of relationships and not have a romantic partner.

Unfortunately, single people often encounter the assumption that their lack of romantic involvement means that they are deficient in some way and less valuable to society. But this is not true. Individuals currently single may be recent widowers or divorcees who have just gotten out of a romantic relationship or are undecided about their permanent relationship status.

In summary, singlehood is only the status of being single. It does not define an individual’s worth or value to society. Single people are not inferior, nor are they deficient. They are simply individuals who have chosen or find themselves in a state of being single.

Different Types Of Singlehood

There are several reasons why someone may be single. Some people choose to be single, while others may be involuntary celibates or voluntarily celibate. Some singles are relationship-oriented, while others are perpetually single. Celibacy is also an option for some individuals; some may be single by default. Lastly, some are consciously single.

The views expressed in this article are the author’s opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views of Secure Single. It is intended for informational and educational purposes only and is not investment, financial, or legal advice. Consult with a financial or legal professional before making investment or legal decisions. James Bollen is the author of Thriving Solo: How to Flourish and Live Your Perfect Life (Without A Soulmate). It is now available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon.
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James Bollen is the Founder and President of Secure Single. He is an entrepreneur and a content creator with the goal of helping all different types of singles to learn to thrive as a single person.
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