I love this so hard I'm just gonna quote a lot from it.
- "I'm a single 32-year-old woman with no kids. I'm going to pause for a second to let that sink in, and to let you think about the images and feelings that spring to mind when you hear that phrase."
- "in my experience, the hardest thing about being single in your 30s is not actually being single, it's putting up with the constant barrage of comments and pressure to "find someone" and "be happy" (with the inference that if you are single, you must be miserable), almost all of which come from women. I am here to tell you, when you are single in your 30s, people feel like they can say ANYTHING to you."
- "A few months ago, she was out to eat with a recently married friend, Lacey. At the end of the dinner, Lacey told Jessica that everyone was worried about her because she wasn't dating, and then proceeded to grab her by the shoulders and shake her while saying, "What are you going to do" over and over. In Lacey's mind, Jessica's single status was akin to some sort of flesh-eating disease that, if unchecked, would eventually consume her in some awful way."
- "Some of the people who have said the worst things to me are the ones in the most dysfunctional relationships: married to a raging alcoholic who abuses pets while drunk, a patronizing and controlling man, or a man who refuses to communicate in any real way. Are we so enamored with the idea of marriage that we believe that any marriage, no matter how dysfunctional, is better than singledom?"