I didn’t know what would happen when I first started an online Facebook community, the Community of Single People, three years ago, in July of 2015. ) and this year, we even broached the topic of death and dying.
I wanted to create a place where “single” did not mean “trying to become unsingle.” Instead, it would be a community where we could discuss all aspects of single life except for dating. We cheer each other on and encourage us all to celebrate the occasions and accomplishments that we care about the most.
Today, in July of 2018, we have more than 2,000 members from around the world, including men and women of all ages. We post links to articles, books, TV shows, movies, memes, and lyrics we love and ones we hate –and mock them when they perpetuate demeaning stereotypes of single people.
Overwhelmingly, our discussions take place online, but individual members from several countries have arranged to meet in person, with more such meetings in the works. The quip posted most often this year was: “The reason Mayberry was so peaceful was because nobody was married.
One pair of friends mentioned that they “exchange paper cards, letters, and gifts every now and then.” Another said, “We provide mutual therapy for each other as I cook for her and have a good laugh as we do it.” Some “stay in touch by phone, email, and text.” One of the members has lunch often with one of the other members and has also gotten to know her daughter and her mom.
Some New Developments During This Past Year The Community of Single People was once a little group with a few hundred members that hardly anyone knew about. For a sneak preview of what she said, take a look at this previous blog post.
Here everyone for whom «World of Collectors» something more!I started another Facebook group this year, Fairness for Single People.It is an initiative for calling out fair and unfair practices in businesses and other contexts.It's really helped me form a positive view about being single.I wish there'd been something like this years ago.” “I am so grateful to have found this wonderful group.In this post, I want to tell you more about who we are and what we’ve been up to for the past year. Andy, Aunt Bea, Barney, Floyd, Howard, Goober, Gomer, Sam, Earnest T Bass, Helen, Thelma Lou, Clara and Opie were all single.