Am I the Only Single Woman Who Doesn't Date?
By Catherine Morgan on October 28, 2013
I'm not trying to be provocative with the title of this post -- I really want to know. You see, I feel very much alone, and not because I long to find the love of my life. It's more about feeling alone among other women (even here on BlogHer). And not so much alone, it's more like I just don't fit in anymore.
Let me try to explain...
When I was married with children, I was among many other women married with children. When I was divorced, I was among many other women who were divorced. When I was a single mother, I was among many other single mothers. You see, there was always a "relateable" group of women that I felt I "belonged" to. Does that make sense?
So, now that my children are grown and out of the house, I'm "just" a single woman. And I think that's totally okay. But apparently, single women also belong to another group -- dating women. Herein lies my problem; I don't want to date. And this is where I cease to belong, this is where I feel I am totally alone.
I'm not going to tell you (at least in this post) how long it's been since I have dated. Let's just say, it's been so long that people are "always" shocked when they find out.
Anyway, I have much more to say on the topic of being a single woman and choosing not to date; but it seems pointless to write about something that no one else can relate to (or even cares about). And that brings me back to my question -- Am I the only single woman who doesn't date? Is it really that crazy to be single and happy that way?
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