Definition of Being Single (A Different Outlook)

Treyward By Treyward , 31st Aug 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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When people think of a single person or claim to be single, it is often viewed as them not having a husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend. What is the REAL defintion of being SINGLE?
This article was written to show a different point-of-view in hopes that it will help shed a little compassion on piers and significant others.

Can you have a Boyfriend/Girlfriend/Husband/Wife and still be SINGLE?

So much thought is given to not having a significant other that the only classification for "single" is not having one. However, there are more "single" people available then what this word is giving credit for.
What does "single" really mean? By definition, it means only one, an individual person or thing. This does apply to a person who does not have a significant other, a person who is viewed as spouse-less, lover-less, partner-less.
Looking into the word "partner", what about the person who has no partner? What is a partner? Can a partner not be the child, friend, or family? What about the person with no child, no friend, no family? Are they not single? Alone is alone whether it means not having a significant other or a best friend. Why can't not having a significant other mean not having a daughter? Isn't your child suppose to be significant? Whose to say your significant other can't be your daughter or son?
There are a lot of lonely, single people out there, but not for the reasons that everyone thinks. Look at the people who don't have a "partner" but also pay attention to the people who REALLY ARE SINGLE. Do not overlook these people because they do not fit into the stereotype.


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author avatar lastay
5th Sep 2012 (#)

You can have a partner and still be alone

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author avatar Treyward
5th Sep 2012 (#)

I completely agree. Being single and lonely is a state of the mind. Sometimes having a partner doesn't fill the void.

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