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One-Person Family Units are the New Normal : Agree?

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CBSNEWS.COM reports:
Live alone? You're not alone - Sociologists examine the rise in "solo dwelling," in which more than 32 million Americans live the single life

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  • Mj PINKYFINGERDOWN 2013/01/13 02:16:49
  • art1ej 2012/08/09 13:59:37
    Yes
    art1ej
    Is this new LOL...
  • Fenris 2012/08/09 11:45:47
    Yes
    Fenris
    Sadly!
  • Jaiheena Star 2012/08/08 20:33:35
  • clasact 2012/08/08 17:37:38
    No
    clasact
    I hope not ,i'm about sick of it
  • Nay ॐ ‏ 2012/08/08 17:31:11
    Yes
    Nay ॐ ‏
  • NeutronBomb 2012/08/08 17:02:32
    Yes
    NeutronBomb
    Sure, if you can afford it.
  • Gia 2012/08/08 14:07:01
    Yes
    Gia
    But your never really alone. theirs the computer, cell phones, television, etc.
  • Thecharliejay 2012/08/08 11:43:47
    Yes
    Thecharliejay
    A lot of people are starting to live by themselves
  • Drea 2012/08/08 08:39:57
    No
    Drea
    I'm looking forward to it when I'm older but everyone I know is against this sort of lifestyle.
  • Nudenz 2012/08/08 05:42:37
    Yes
    Nudenz
    Lot's of people do. I am at an age now where I like my 'space'.
  • DP 2012/08/08 04:25:12
    Yes
    DP
    I hate people. Why would I want to live with them if it wasn't necessary?
  • mikeeonly 2012/08/08 03:54:02
    No
    mikeeonly
    +1
    hardly a new concept
  • ajracestables1 2012/08/08 02:51:55
    Yes
    ajracestables1
    I miss it, I had more money, more piece, a little lonely at times but a small price for the drama that comes along with living with somebody.
  • GoatHorns 2012/08/08 01:02:46
    Yes
    GoatHorns
    has wanting to live alone ever been "not normal?"
  • Tennessee3501 2012/08/08 00:38:27
    Yes
    Tennessee3501
    That, however, does not prevent having overnight guests! LOL !
  • Cricket 2012/08/07 23:04:43
    Yes
    Cricket
    Because of the computer, people don't seek out as they did in days of yore.
  • murphywasanoptimist 2012/08/07 22:41:55
    Yes
    murphywasanoptimist
    Still plenty of pressure from family, friends and society in general to be in a relationship, married (w/ kids), etc. On the flip side, not everyone who lives alone wants to be alone.
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/07 21:13:33
    Yes
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    I been doing the caring for me at home,even when my Dad was at the house,for 22 years.I can cook,wash clothes without shrinking them.and clean. Just can't sew.
  • Boo 2012/08/07 21:01:21
    No
    Boo
    32 million Americans is hardly a majority. I can see a trend in that direction, and maybe it will become the norm sometime in the future, but the norm has typically been a family unit. That can consist of as few as 2 people, but in most cases it will be 3 or more.
  • TheMayor 2012/08/07 19:38:15
    Yes
    TheMayor
    +1
    You are not fit to live with others until you have lived alone. 'Lived alone' = completely caring for oneself and supporting oneself for an extended period of time. Otherwise you have to learn the hard way all those things your caretaker did for you and you never knew they did what they did.

    When I coupled for at age seventy with a woman of my own age, both of us had experienced life inside and outside live-in/matrimonal relationships. We easliy divided up responsibilities and can/do fill in for eachother as needed.
  • melissa 2012/08/07 18:53:53
    Yes
    melissa
    +1
    When you live alone in the comfort of your home,it more peaceful,you have have anyone to brother you and you don't have anyone to spoil your mood. Living alone to me you have your own independent,you not married so you can party the night away without having to answer to anyone where have you been. LIVING ALONE IS ABOUT HAVING THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE UNTIL YOU FIND THE ONE TO SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIVE TOGETHER. THAT HOW I LOOK AT IT.
  • Ashley 2012/08/07 18:27:04
    No
    Ashley
    +1
    One person is not a family unit. Any idiot knows it takes more than once person to make a family. "Solo dwelling" just means you live alone, that does not make a family.
  • us 2012/08/07 16:46:45
    Yes
    us
    I think it okay until you find the right person.
  • ♌βļąƈʞƦơșƐ3033♌ 2012/08/07 16:44:06
  • themadhare ~IJM 2012/08/07 16:14:34
    Yes
    themadhare ~IJM
    +1
    It's always been a normal choice and there's nothing new about it. It just penetrated the cramped consciousness of the sociologist.
  • Leona Hill 2012/08/07 16:05:13
    No
    Leona Hill
    How can a one person unit be a family unit. It takes more than one person to make a family. A one person unit is a one person unit.
  • Dawn 2012/08/07 15:57:21
    No
    Dawn
    I don't think one person is a family. People have been living alone for decades, but now it's just become more common. I wish I lived alone. I just can't afford it.
  • Shadow_Wolf 2012/08/07 15:26:17
    Yes
    Shadow_Wolf
    +1
    I wouldn't describe it as new, but it seems completely normal to me.
  • Faydora Frighty 2012/08/07 15:16:19
    Yes
    Faydora Frighty
    +2
    I love living alone, I don't have to answer to anyone about what I do in my own home. I can sleep late, eat when I want to and if I don't want to do the dishes I don't have to listen to anyone bitch about it.
  • SOUL4REAL 2012/08/07 14:36:03
    Yes
    SOUL4REAL
    Yes, it's the new normal but that is not the way "God" meant for it to be. People are moving away from the "Blueprint" of life,the "Bible",the words of "God"! "Man don't live by bread alone"! We as human beings need one another,living with a wife or husband you live longer. Now you figure it out!
  • Professor Wizard 2012/08/07 14:22:34
    Yes
    Professor Wizard
    +2
    Yes - - an outcome of the breakdown of traditional values, equality for the sex's, and media support for independent living, Sexual Freedom, Abortion, Birth Control.

    There is no reason to be a couple anymore. Except for Tax Advantages, but only for the lower middle class. Many upper middle.. and upper class, it is actually a tax advantage NOT to be married.

    Commitment to a relationship is less important... there is always someone else just around the corner.

    51% of marriages end in divorce.

    Yes... SHoH (Single Head of Household) is the new normal - or rapidly becoming so!
  • Boo Profess... 2012/08/07 21:05:35
    Boo
    And that tax status requires "dependents" I believe. Those with dependents do not usually live alone.
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/08/07 14:11:31
    Yes
    BIG BAD JOHN R.
    +1
    I can do what I wanna do when I wanna do it. I don't have to listen to some complain about when and where and how are in all that other crap thank you
  • joshua ben-ami 2012/08/07 13:51:41
    No
    joshua ben-ami
    Again another assumption that a concept is "new" when in fact it has been existing for many centuries. In the not son distant past many lived alone, because communication and travel were very time consumptive. Modern travel and communications have only been around a few hundred years, for centuries before a simple message could take months or years to deliver. So many just lived in solitude and enjoyed its benefits to themselves or congregated with others.
  • iamco2000 2012/08/07 13:50:46
    No
    iamco2000
    +1
    One person does not constitute a family....and who comes up with this malarkey anyway?

    Grace to you, Glory to God!
  • Trish 2012/08/07 13:47:17
    Yes
    Trish
    +1
    I freaking wish i could afford to live alone. Not even exaggerating, with the family i have, it's been my life's dream since i was like 8 :')
  • Tiah 2012/08/07 13:32:55
    No
    Tiah
    I think two Person family units are great but I don't exactly agree with one person units
  • Bob 2012/08/07 12:41:04
    Yes
    Bob
    +1
    It seems the dating scene sucks so bad that this seems normal. I'd like to have a a great girlfriend living with me.
  • Ben 2012/08/07 12:21:46
    No
    Ben
    +1
    Here in the UK, due to the high cost of property, few low deposit mortgages available and ever rising rent prices the opposite is happening. Fewer people are living alone with many people buying or renting with a friend or groups of friends at it's the only affordable way for them to buy or rent somewhere.

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