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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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  • Beate Zuernt 2012/08/07 12:04:16
    No
    Beate Zuernt
    couples are more accepted in the society than women, who lives alone. When there is no man in the life of woman, they come to their father or brother. Its too provincial here.
  • Pete 2012/08/07 10:10:42
    Yes
    Pete
    +2
    Living alone has become more accepted, but marriage is still something that most people want to try at least once. :-)
  • Jenni 2012/08/07 09:49:53 (edited)
    No
    Jenni
    There was a man....a lonely man....who lost his love...through his indifference....



    .
    It's not the new normal, but it's still normal.
  • American Nate 2012/08/07 09:39:43
    No
    American Nate
    +2
    Seems depressing
  • Shadow_... America... 2012/08/07 15:25:36
    Shadow_Wolf
    +1
    Not exactlly
  • Tom R 007 2012/08/07 09:23:01
    Yes
    Tom R 007
    +2
    I never realised that living by yourself was ever "abnormal".
  • Jack 2012/08/07 08:59:31
    Yes
    Jack
    I can see this happening where I live.
  • Cat 2012/08/07 08:16:17
    No
    Cat
    +2
    It is lonely and with the rising food and gas prices we will need to double and even triple up to afford to live. I can barely get by now. I'm a widow and may soon have to take in roomers.
  • rustyshackelford 2012/08/07 08:02:32 (edited)
  • rootbeer29 2012/08/07 07:28:17
    No
    rootbeer29
    +3
    I say most prefer not to live alone, and that most can't afford to live alone.
  • kofp 2012/08/07 06:33:48 (edited)
  • Trish kofp 2012/08/07 16:46:41
    Trish
    +1
    Agreed but hey don't be so pessimistic,not everyone is bad, I'd like to think I'm still a good girl :)
  • Bibliop... kofp 2012/08/08 00:11:36
    Bibliophilic
    +1
    You describe humanity, not just America.
  • ..tisha... 2012/08/07 05:58:44
    No
    ..tisha...
    +2
    Now I'm biased on this, I'm too paranoid to live alone. I'm tiny, I'm vulnerable, any one could stalk me or break into my place and I couldn't do a thing. I'm a walking target. So that is why I'm moving out of my parents house and into a new apartment my boyfriend and I are getting- as opposed to living by myself.
  • zcberry 2012/08/07 05:41:16
    Yes
    zcberry
    +2
    I live alone and I love it. Why have someone here to ruin the mood....LOL!!!
  • trenise 2012/08/07 05:23:23
    Yes
    trenise
    +3
    i live alone and i feel perfectly normal
  • GLaDOS 2012/08/07 05:02:23
    No
    GLaDOS
    +1
    Honestly, while I like my alone time, I'd be bloody miserable completely alone. The only people who are happy single are those who either can't, or don't believe they should, compromise themselves for anything or anyone. I do prefer at least one or two people I know around me.
  • Devin Pederson 2012/08/07 04:59:15
    No
    Devin Pederson
    +5
    The actions of 32 million Americans can't be the norm when the total population of the US is 315 million. 10% of the population is living alone, while 90% are not, therefore living with at least one other person is still, by far, the norm.
  • Aquaduck Devin P... 2012/08/07 06:41:24
    Aquaduck
    +2
    Good point.
  • Devin P... Aquaduck 2012/08/07 06:46:08
    Devin Pederson
    +2
    Thanks. :)
  • JingerJewels 2012/08/07 04:48:36
    Yes
    JingerJewels
    Why not
  • Hannah 2012/08/07 04:34:23
    Yes
    Hannah
    Id throw a party everyday without my husband or boyfriend going boys were there? Hell no! Not all guys are like that I'm just sayin
  • chamchamgal 2012/08/07 04:14:59
    Yes
    chamchamgal
    +1
    I LOVED IT!!
  • Ceo Twentyfourseven 2012/08/07 03:55:54
  • Jenni Ceo Twe... 2012/08/07 09:46:53
    Jenni
    +2
    Oh so it's your kitchen? If so, why aren't you the one in the kitchen?
  • Party o... Jenni 2012/08/07 12:35:39
    Party of One
    +2
    Good point, Jenni ;)
  • Jenni Party o... 2012/08/20 09:07:27
    Jenni
    +1
    Thanks Party of One :D
  • Party o... Jenni 2012/08/22 23:32:34
    Party of One
    +1
    You're welcome - a sharp mind deserves recognition ;)
  • Ceo Twe... Jenni 2012/08/07 19:53:33
    Ceo Twentyfourseven
    Where it concerns you SODaheads it's my kitchen. With respect to the HOUSEhold, it would actually be HER kitchen. I was always taught to give the household over to the woman, take a room for mySELF and choose my battles WISEly.
  • Party o... Ceo Twe... 2012/08/07 12:41:19
    Party of One
    +2
    Good luck with that attitude, lol
  • Ceo Twe... Party o... 2012/08/07 19:55:06
    Ceo Twentyfourseven
    Lucks got nothin' to do with NOTHIN'....I do. You misread me, anyway. I'm no Nigerian.
  • Bluebird 2012/08/07 03:48:41
    Yes
    Bluebird
    +1
    It's much easier than trying to live with someone. When you get tired of each other you can both go to your own homes for some peace and quiet.
  • Dan™: Real Change, Not Fals... 2012/08/07 03:29:33
    Yes
    Dan™: Real Change, Not False Hope
    +1
    I'm having a difficult time understanding describing an unmarried person (including divorced individuals) as a "family unit" and don't see that it's either normal or abnormal to be single. Not sure the point of this question.
  • TheBorg 2012/08/07 03:18:13
  • Irish little 2012/08/07 03:18:05
    No
    Irish little
    +3
    The mainstream media will tell you anything to get the family cconcept broken up.
  • Alphalily 2012/08/07 03:14:44
    Yes
    Alphalily
    I live alone and I like it . I preferred being married, but I lost my hubby years back and have not found another to share my life with. Guess I have gotten kinda use to doing things my way ,but the economy is going to force me to get a roommate anyways .
  • Michael 2012/08/07 02:52:13
    No
    Michael
    If the government would stay out of our lives, there would be more "family" style living arrangements.
  • Lady J. Murderess 2012/08/07 02:50:46
    Yes
    Lady J. Murderess
    +3
    Thats like asking if living with a cat is normal...
  • Scott C 2012/08/07 02:49:49
    Yes
    Scott C
    +1
    Doesn't surprise me - we have become so compartmentalized that we seldom share anything face to face. I can remember when I was young and there was no social media (no computers) that we spent all our time with friends, neighbors, family. We are becoming a people of isolationism.
  • ☮ Ron ☮ Paul ☮ 2012! ☮ 2012/08/07 02:46:57
    No
    ☮ Ron ☮ Paul ☮ 2012! ☮
    +1
    Where I live there are 98% families with both husband and wife family units. I live in a predominately Catholic community of about 3,500.

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