A wife of seventeen? You shall find me a wife of a thousand...

For once, this is a message that I just sent, rather than an open letter on my blog going out into the void.

Dear CNN Money,

Your article "Where the singles are" might have been more interesting and effective if it had taken into account the ages of the singles in the towns listed. For example, I'm sure that [Srahtown] is a great place to be an 18-21 year old single (about 66% of the population of the town is 18-24) but as a 27 year old in that town, it isn't quite as glamorous. I noticed that most of the towns on the list were college towns and I think that skewed your answers. It felt like lazy research, because the list is only useful or interesting to high school seniors who are making their college choice based on the dating scene. Maybe you could do a follow-up article on "Where the 25-40 year old singles are." I think you'd come up with very different results.

I am not going to bother to put this one in Gilbert and Sullivan format.

In happier news, we had our first event for the organization we are currently calling "New(ish) and Young(ish) in [Srahtown]." We had six people turn out and a good time was had by all. It was really nice to get out and do something social and it was a nice feeling to have done something about the social scene in town, rather than just complaining about it. I am energized and all ready to go out and socialize some more! I am an Organizer!

srah - Wednesday, 12 September 2007 - 8:37 PM
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Comments (1)

gravatar Cheryl - September 13, 2007 - 8:31 AM -

I don't get it; I think all but one of those was a "college" town. I feel it promotes a lot of getting-married-at-15, even though they say that's where singles are, because it's like "Hey, look! Young college kids!" And I lived in #19 and there are NO singles (although I wasn't hanging out with the 21 and under crowd). In fact, most people I knew were married or in a big relationship. A friend of mine had a theory on that, saying it was so cold there that you needed to be with someone to conserve heat.

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