A few weeks ago, I watched the Sex and the City movie with a few friends of mine, and it brought up an issue I am all too familiar with... the label of being "single." Even if Sex and the City made it cool for women to be in their thirties, single and sipping martinis, there is still a stigma against women who are single. If you're single and not desperate on Valentine's Day, then there is something wrong with you. Why is that? Of course, I have my theories, but really why can't women be single, happy, and looking?
I found this article on a blog about "36 Things Every Single Girl Must Do Before She Settles Down." While I agree with many of the points (check out #11!), I think this article should be renamed "36 Things Every Woman Must Do in her Lifetime." Why can't a woman, for example, go to a movie on her own while she's in a relationship? Is she forced to always go with her significant other? Why can't she continue checking off the list while she's in a relationship? It's empowering to do things on your own, and you can still do that single or not.
Here's the link: http://www.glamour.com/sex-love-life/blogs/single-ish/2010/06/36-things-every-single-girl-mu.html