Single in the Suburbs

by Frost on February 28, 2011

I’m a week late to the party, but check out Dalrock’s uncovering of Match.com’s Single in the Suburbs column. I wonder how many families Sara Susannah Katz has destroyed, with her faux-factual account of how FABULOUS life as a divorced 40-year old is?

Fortunately for all that is good and just in the Universe, the story of Miss Katz’s remaining years – sexual marketplace value asymptotically approaching zero, impending abandonment by the children that came second to her Gilbertian quest for self-actualization – will likely end in a fifth of vodka and a family-sized bottle of aspirin.

Dalrock is also informative on Chivalry, the unlikelihood of an impending Marriage Strike and he has an impressive collection of Hamster stock photography. Have a look.

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Audacious Epigone February 28, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Just discovered you (I’m habitually late to the party, too). Good stuff!

My younger brother is going through the same issues re: living at home versus moving out (although he’s still in college, so the decision is a couple of years off). I made many of the same arguments in favor of living at home to him, which was especially comforting since I did the exact opposite, having lived on my own throughout my twenties. I’ve been fortunate in that I make $80k a year in the middle of the country, but that’s not realistic for most people in their early 20s, and struggling to pay rent and cover the basic necessities, especially if student loans are on top of all of it, while making an entry level $30k or so is unnecessarily ascetic. For people in those situations, a comfortable middle class existence is only attainable in the relatively near future if they follow your advice, at least for a few years.

Daniel March 1, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Like the blog. Do you plan on start an RSS feed?

Frost March 1, 2011 at 9:44 pm

It’s generated automatically, but thanks for your comment – made me realize that I should add the “Subscribe” widget to my homepage. Click on it!

Dalrock February 28, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Thanks Frost!

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