Despite the high divorce rate, most of us were growing with an understanding that we need to find mates in our lives. Some even go far and claim that being single is not normal, and as a result, single people are often stigmatized for being single. However, if you think of a definition of normal, then statistically being single is quite ordinary, especially these days. There’s also a subjective underlying to the definition of normal, and cultural factor in the same definition is critical.
- Statistically it is very normal to be single. One in four people are single their whole lives by the age of 50.
- If people are married then they will impose the view that being single is outside the scope of normal.
- Being single may not seem like the ideal life but if we look at how people are living, they should do what lets them be most fulfilled.
“When someone asks whether it is normal to be single, what do they mean by “normal”?”