This year’s Unmarried and Singles Week is from September 18 to 24 in the United States. This little known week should get more attention because the unmarried and singles of the United States now range from 45% to 50.2% of the population, depending on the ages included in and how the study is done. Being unmarried and single is becoming the new normal in many developed countries, including the United States. If you are unmarried and single, then Secure Single will provide you with the best ways to celebrate Unmarried and Singles Week 2016.

Unmarried and Singles Week is a time when the unmarried and single population of the United States should not feel ashamed or worry about answering the question that people and society continually asks, why are you single? First, it is no one’s business to ask why a single person is not in a relationship or not married. Second. Millennials are getting married later than earlier generations (if they get married at all). A recent Pew Research Study estimated that 25% of Millennials will never get married. Being single is becoming the new normal as many delay, never get married, or decide to be a lifelong single although society fails to recognize it.

There are many reasons why someone may be unmarried and single. A single person may prefer the lifestyle. A single person may not currently be interested in being romantically involved with another person or they may never want to date another person, the may be a lifelong single. A single person may have been married, but then their husband or wife died making them a widower or a widow. Similarly, a single person may have been married but later divorced their husband or wife making them a divorcee. Possibly in either of the last two instances; a widower, widow, or divorcee could have children making them a co-parent or a single parent. In short, there are a variety of unmarried and single people and each individual’s reasons for why they are single defy society’s stereotype of the single person.

Unmarried and Singles Week is a time for the unmarried and singles of America to explore what it means to be single while enjoying the benefits that the single life. In a society that glorifies couples, it is time for singles to fight to society to recognize them since the single population is becoming a majority in the United States. Secure Single is dedicated to helping the unmarried and singles to better live the single life, whether being single is a temporary or permanent state in life. This is the week of the unmarried and singles in America!

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. It is not investment or financial advice. James Bollen is the author of Thriving Solo: How to Flourish and Live Your Perfect Life (Without A Soulmate). Now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon. Subscribe to Secure Single’s Substack for free!
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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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