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  •  single v. single and looking (1+ / 0-)
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    Debbie in ME

    the statistic quoted was that 54 percent of singles are women. it didn't say what percent of single women are 'looking.' or did i miss that?

    i'm wondering how many of that 54 percent have given up.

    I wouldn't mind turning into a vermilion goldfish. --Henri Matisse

    by isis2 on Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 02:13:04 PM PDT

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    •  I probably glossed over that (0+ / 0-)

      I hate to admit it but I sometimes have trouble with reading the style that Betsy writes in.  It's not her fault but rather my own.  In my mind I probably combined two different sentences or something like that.

      •  my explanation may help (0+ / 0-)

        Dear theboz . . .

        There are the statistics and my personal reflection, based on observation, conversations, and experience.  These are not one.

        It may be that my work is dense and does not simply present a personal rant with figures that support my letting off stream.

        I compare and contrast, and reflect deeply.  I have been told that my lack of snarkiness and combativeness can be refreshing for some and is confusing for others.

        Perchance, my explanation may help you in your reading.  

        It is only the giving that makes us what [who] we are. - Ian Anderson.
        Be-Think Betsy L. Angert

        by Bcgntn on Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 06:13:45 PM PDT

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    •  There really is a catagory of single and not (2+ / 0-)
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      xanthe, Bcgntn

      looking and also not "have given up."  This isn't the Labor Dept's statistics on unemployment.  Many women, including myself, enjoy being single.

      •  Excellent comment!!!! (1+ / 0-)
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        oculus

        Dear oculus . . .

        I relate!  This is so true.  You can be open and not looking, joyous and need nothing more without having given up on possibilities.  I think I live there.

        It is only the giving that makes us what [who] we are. - Ian Anderson.
        Be-Think Betsy L. Angert

        by Bcgntn on Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 06:16:36 PM PDT

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    •  we cannot know what is true (0+ / 0-)

      Dear isis2 . . .

      We cannot know what is true for each individual.

      My experience is people rarely know them selves.

      It is only the giving that makes us what [who] we are. - Ian Anderson.
      Be-Think Betsy L. Angert

      by Bcgntn on Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 06:04:31 PM PDT

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