Entitled to being single?

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Registered: 02-26-2011
Entitled to being single?
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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 12:14am

So I had a realization today.

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Registered: 10-16-2006
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 7:26am

I've never liked having to check the "divorced" box either. And on some forms, I check "single." It's really no one's business, really.

I know when I bought my house, the contract read, "FloridaGirl, a single woman..." I got a kick out of that.

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Registered: 07-16-2001
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 8:20am

I have a high school friend on Facebook whose status two days after her divorce was something like "How long do I have to be divorced before I can just be single?"

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Registered: 10-16-2006
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 8:42am

I believe it's just to clarify that you are the sole owner of the house, the sole person responsible for the mortgage, and that no one else can claim the house as theirs. I kind of liked that.

I assume that for single men buying houses that they do the same thing.

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Registered: 02-26-2011
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 11:09am

That's what they did when I bought my house, too, but I never thought before about if they do it for men.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 11:13am

As a lawyer i can tell you that they do it for men as well.

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Registered: 02-13-2012
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 2:23pm

Yup, it was done for mine as well a few years ago, "..., a single man, ....". I just thought it was old wording as much of the process is technologically backward.

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Registered: 05-14-1999
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 3:18pm
I never thought of that before, being that I've never married but you have a valid point and I see no reason why you have to put the word "divorced" out there(unless you are in a serious relationship, and he asks, of course).
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 4:29pm

I can see if you're filling out a form for some specific purpose, like maybe the census where there is some reason to differentiate between people who have never been married and people who are divorced, but otherwise I think married or single should just be the 2 choices.

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Registered: 02-26-2011
Wed, 02-15-2012 - 11:25pm

YES to both your comments, "et uxor" is too funny! How uxorious! (look that one up, pals! funny word!) And I will not respond to "never married" men on dating sites.

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Registered: 02-13-2012
Thu, 02-16-2012 - 8:59pm
Interesting contrast to something I came across recently about the cuffs!
http://www.details.com/style-advice/rules-of-style/200601/why-men-should-not-wear-french-cuffs
but guess you're referring to the "made it" guys the article talks about.

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