Here's another quiz for your summertime enjoyment. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
—Being single means being alone and lonely.
—Single women have a tougher time than single men.
—Men don't want the same things from a relationship as women.
—All women should marry and have children.
—A woman is incomplete without a man.
—Being single means being second-class in society.
—An interesting, full single life leads to lifelong singleness.
—Men do not like independent women.
—Independence means selfishness.
—My family is embarrassed that I'm not married.
—Independence means loss of femininity.
—Independence means isolation.
—A woman's being financially secure keeps men away.
—I am a half-member of society because I'm not married.
—I am a half-member of the world because I'm not married.
—I consider myself a half-member of my family because I'm not married.
—A woman's self-reliance keeps men away.
—Independent women don't have sex appeal.
—People are either born independent or not; nothing can be done about it.
—Going places alone is the last resort. It makes me look and feel like a loser.
Stay tuned for the second part, coming next week.
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