Thursday, November 11, 2010

Single, and PROUD

Today - 11.11 - is Singles' Day in China.... a relatively recent, and supposedly a uniquely Chinese festival.

I find the idea a welcome antidote to the artificial 'romance' of the dratted Valentine's Day - although I fear that rather too many people are treating this day as a pretext for a desperate, last-ditch blind-dating frenzy.

If it were more an unashamed celebration of singlehood, I'd be far more amenable to it.  If it were an occasion for all of our relationship-bound friends to ditch their partners for a night and come out to party with us singletons again, that, I think, would be a fine institution.  When they decide to hold a Singles' Year, you can definitely sign me up.

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