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

Daryl 2012/08/06 16:00:00
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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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  • Bibliop... mzemma 2012/08/06 20:58:22
    Bibliophilic
    +1
    I couldn't agree with you more, women without options find it difficult to leave (my mother struggles to pay the mortgage after my dad left- he still helps, but it's still difficult paying all of the bills). I'm lesbian, but I know that all relationships can lead to the same pitfalls. I don't plan on any children as of yet, but maybe adoption is in my future.
  • Pocahontas 2012/08/06 20:38:54
    No
    Pocahontas
    It's not normal for me. I don't want to live alone.
  • thє вluє wαndєrєr 2012/08/06 20:17:00 (edited)
  • mzemma thє вlu... 2012/08/06 20:57:55
    mzemma
    +2
    living alone is wonderful... date, be in a relationship... even sleep over.. once in a while... that keeps the sex new and fun and respected.. and not taken for granted... once they got you and get comfortable... look out. Those marriages of old... your parents, your grandparents... the church forced them to stay together... "till death do you part".. like a damn prison sentence... love and obey. NO! be independent, stick to your monetary budget, plan for retirement the minute you begin to go to work, you will feel proud and love yourself... the love resides inside.. in your soul. Yes, love him, love her... but it's like a a fighting match... have your own corners to retreat too (so to speak)... your own separate residents... Yes, Freedom and your own place to retreat to... wonderful...
  • thє вlu... mzemma 2012/08/07 12:58:56 (edited)
  • Chris D 2012/08/06 20:15:32
    No
    Chris D
    +4
    One person family is a contradiction in terms - but the "Modern Family" does look different
    modern family
  • Daryl Chris D 2012/08/06 20:41:31
    Daryl
    Great show...just one problem...needs more Sophia Vergara!
  • thє вlu... Daryl 2012/08/07 13:05:06
  • thє вlu... Chris D 2012/08/07 13:04:28
  • Picasso's Cat 2012/08/06 20:08:20
    Yes
    Picasso's Cat
    +3
    Works for me.
  • 3188419 2012/08/06 20:02:15
  • tom 2012/08/06 19:55:26
    No
    tom
    +3
    Me and my own thoughts to share forever together.
  • Jimbo 2012/08/06 19:54:08 (edited)
    No
    Jimbo
    +1
    I don't know if it the new norm but I also don't know ANYONE who lives alone.
  • Daniel O'Hern 2012/08/06 19:34:54
    Yes
    Daniel O'Hern
    +2
    Recently divorced can't wait
  • hat man 2012/08/06 19:31:01
    No
    hat man
    +1
    Not naturally. We are a social species. But I prefer solitude. People just irritate me most of the time.
  • bpf 2012/08/06 19:10:40
    Yes
    bpf
    +1
    Yes if you add in living together and not married...makes couples less likley to stay together.
  • aksquad 2012/08/06 19:03:29
  • lylamerican 2012/08/06 18:25:20
    Yes
    lylamerican
    +10
    i love it! Its cheap to live and quiet and clean! clean house
  • mzemma lylamer... 2012/08/06 20:59:18
    mzemma
    +3
    I love this.... good for you!! You rock!
  • Raule Duke lylamer... 2012/08/06 21:29:14
    Raule Duke
    +3
    you've chosen the easy ways
  • retrograve lylamer... 2012/08/07 00:58:38
  • DPRKworker lylamer... 2012/08/07 06:36:57
    DPRKworker
    If there's ONE disadvantage to living alone, it's that it's not cheap at all. It's always far cheaper to split the costs with others.
  • lylamer... DPRKworker 2012/08/08 18:27:01
    lylamerican
    I use less of everything and the house is paid for. I supose thats why.
  • Tim Upham 2012/08/06 18:24:10
    Yes
    Tim Upham
    +2
    I have never been married, because I never wanted to commit such a criminal act. Such as domestic violence and child abuse. Does not sound holy and devout to me.
  • Lorelei Lee 2012/08/06 18:09:27
    Yes
    Lorelei Lee
    +4
    I would say yes because some people really like living alone. I know I would as soon as I get the chance. A lot of people don't need to live with someone to feel secure and happy. You can still get that by living alone.
  • Magical Mushroom 2012/08/06 17:57:54
    No
    Magical Mushroom
    +1
    I disagree that it should be but in this time and decade it is. I don't like being alone. I have a roomie but even after he leaves to get married then I will be alone. Though I am use to it. Long walks just me and the dog. Movies alone. Even though I have a few friends I spend most of my time by myself.
    forever alone
  • mzemma Magical... 2012/08/06 21:05:58
    mzemma
    +2
    I am the "fifth wheel" (the only single one) hanging out with friends that are all couples... and you know what... they quarrel alot and are not happy unless spending money.. what does that tell you... don't worry. Love yourself. Be friendly... don't feel hopeless I use too and then I saw that lots of those people put on a happy face for there friends .. that deep inside they are not that happy being in a relationship... you know you can feel very lonely too even while in a relationship.. I know.. I was. I'm happier now. You'll be fine. get into you.. learn yoga, Reiki perhaps.. get connected with your spiritual self... not religion... your spiritual self.. via reading Barbara Marciniak, Carolyn Myss, Oh, read "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed... it wonderful... she hiked along for 3 months and 1100 miles... a true spiritual jouney...... very exteme.. taking a walk in a beautiful park.. always lifts my spirits and makes me appreciate my life and nature... you'll be fine... Ask the PLeiadians to help you.... google it... or read any book by Barbara Marciniak.
  • Magical... mzemma 2012/08/07 03:32:19
    Magical Mushroom
    I am a social creature. I like to be around friends and do things. I am not saying exactly that I want to be with someone. I would like to have someones attention. But I am seeing someone right now and he helps fill the lonely times at times. Maybe and more then likely they picked the wrong mate or they are expecting to much from them. I just wish I had a best friend that was a girl again. It would be wonderful to have someone to gossip with. To tell about this new person. I rather be alone and left in my house then be the fifth wheel. I don't want to withdraw into my house because that would be killing on my social life. I would end up doing it to myself to save the headache. When life is not a rocking boat I will be doing things that would help me. Like going to the shooting range, fur events, cosplay, piano, and martial arts. But money is to tight.
  • Outta' Here. 2012/08/06 17:37:17
    No
    Outta' Here.
    +2
    But if it were, the divorce rate, various types of abuse, and murder rates; would plummet.
  • DesertDudePD 2012/08/06 17:36:40
    Yes
    DesertDudePD
    +2
    Uh, oh !  You better not tell the 48,000 members of the AFA's mouthpiece, "One Million Moms." They're sure to tell us that living single is against "the Biblical Principles of Family" or some other made up passage from one of the hundred bibles written over 100 years after Jesus died.  Now I need to log on to Christian Mingles and "...find God's match for me ... "   I hope there's a Gay dude waiting there for me - - -
  • Sterling 2012/08/06 17:34:35
    No
    Sterling
    +3
    I don't know if it's the new normal, but there's nothing wrong with it.
  • Rosalie 2012/08/06 17:30:21
    Yes
    Rosalie
    +4
    My brother has for years, My Godmother has all her life, My Aunt has all her life!!
    I do believe it is normal!
  • David 2012/08/06 17:29:42
    Yes
    David
    +1
    Take 'art Art you art normal, even if my answer isn't!
  • Pilot337 2012/08/06 17:16:15
    Yes
    Pilot337
    +4
    Single since 1989. Living alone and loving it! Oh, I have friends, including my female significant other, but I'm a single dweller.
  • Tastentier 2012/08/06 17:05:07
    Yes
    Tastentier
    +2
    I agree that single households are quickly becoming the norm, but I don't think that's a good thing.
  • JayLynx 2012/08/06 17:01:41
    Yes
    JayLynx
    +4
    In cause of a necessity, fatality, or by choice, I think it is normal. What's wrong? A solitaire/single guy can get a dog, friends and a sweetheart. Over all, freedom, a person will live her/his own way, with no interference from others.
  • whateverbabynevermind 2012/08/06 17:00:23
    Yes
    whateverbabynevermind
    +2
    I don't really see a trend, I always thought it was equal. But honestly, of most of my friends, they live with family, roommates or their spouses.
  • ☆ElenaDiamond☆ 2012/08/06 16:31:09
    Yes
    ☆ElenaDiamond☆
    +3
    sadly yes. At least I have my children. I really loved being married.
  • Hopscotch 2012/08/06 16:29:54
    Yes
    Hopscotch
    +1
    Only if they're talking about their folks basements...they can't afford anything else.
    Families are "Clustering" in this economy, (moving in together for survival, pooling their resources).

    I wonder where CBS gets their news from? afford families clustering economy moving survival pooling resources cbs news
  • Lester 2012/08/06 16:04:34
    Yes
    Lester
    +4
    Why is this news? There have been stories about this trend for several years.

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