Single Shaming. Can we knock it off already?

Single man staring at landscape

Single shaming is a bit of a tongue twister for me. It also happens to get my blood boiling. If you haven’t heard the term before, you might assume it’s a product of the over-sensitive and easily offended. As someone who doesn’t consider herself overly sensitive, easily offended, nor single, I can assure you it’s real and it’s time we stop doing it.

Single shaming usually starts innocently enough with asking a question like, “Are you seeing anyone?” These tactics are  primarily focused on women. It absolutely happens to men, but it’s not as prevalent. Continue reading