You’ve probably asked your gorgeous friend so many times, why she is single and not in a rush to have a family. She might joke around about this topic, but the roots of the problem are much deeper. More and more beautiful and smart girls prefer to not be in relationships. About 50.2 percent of Americans are single, which is approximately 124.6 million people, and there are more single than married women in the US.
Enlighten decided to study this problem and find answers why it happens.
1. Modern women are independent.
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Women have been fighting for their rights and are changing the world. More and more women get jobs that are on par or better than men and become independent. They don’t need to ask men anymore for help with physical work because they can simply call a service and pay money. And sometimes it is faster than waiting for your husband to fix a problem.
2. Women are starting to respect their freedom and free time more.
So now instead of cooking at home for a husband and several kids after office work, women just prefer to spend their time on themselves. It seems more attractive to go to a spa, a beauty salon, shopping or a master class of self-development, than to take care of kids or clean up after a man.
3. Women are becoming more emotionally stable.
When people tell jokes about strong single women with cats, it is actually not a joke. Women have become stronger, more emotionally stable, and more educated. The modern world gives them approximately the same opportunities as guys. It affects their psychology. You are not afraid to stay single without a means of sustenance. You would be better off waiting for an equal person, than sharing a bed with a man who you don’t love or don’t respect.
4. Modern women started liking alternative relationships.
Nowadays we are not afraid to show our preferences in relationships. We can live as we see fit and nobody will judge us like before when we pick a partner of the same gender or have a free relationship. Obviously, this leads to people not getting married and just living together instead.
5. Modern women have very high standards.
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When you earn your own money, have a degree or 2, take care of your appearance, and develop yourself in other fields, you expect a man who won’t bring you down to a lower level of your life. You can’t accept a man who doesn’t appreciate your efforts. It is not possible to tolerate low standards, because they can’t bring you a better life. It’s easier to stay single and continue to just take care of yourself.
6. Men are more afraid to meet beautiful and smart women.
When men see a beautiful, independent, and smart woman, they are not as enthusiastic about taking the first step, because they think that this amazing woman can’t possibly be single. Plus no one wants to get turned down. And most of the women will never take the first step, because they already do enough by themselves in their life.
7. Modern women don’t believe in fairytales anymore.
Yes, the level of trust of a woman toward a man is much lower because of modern standards and the era of consumption. Nobody wants to have a broken heart, and how many stories have we heard about women being betrayed? We’ve watched movies since childhood where a woman is a self-made business lady who runs her own company or is just super successful at work in general. The modern world gives us modern priorities and we accept them.
Do you have an awesome friend who is still single? Write a comment below if you have more ideas about why gorgeous women stay single for years.