44% of U.S. adults are single, and 27% of adults live alone. (Source- census.gov) If this trend continues, soon, the majority of our population will be single.
Here at Relationship Coaching Institute we have a positive attitude about most aspects of human experience, including our slogan that Being Single is an Opportunity, Not a Disease!
But not all singles are alike, they come in different flavors such as-
- Temporarily Single- actively seeking a partner and in between relationships
- Recently Divorced/Widowed- recovering from loss and not ready for a relationship
- Frustrated Single- wants a partner, not able to find one and gives up
- Passive Single- wants a relationship but not actively seeking a partner
- Single But Not Available- self-perception of being single and desires a lasting relationship, but “hooking up” to get needs met
- Busy/Distracted Single- absorbed in being a single parent, career, school, etc and doesn’t have time or desire for partner
- Single by Choice- no desire for a partner, being single is a conscious permanent lifestyle choice for many reasons, including –
- “Been there, done that, don’t want to do it again”
- “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?”
- Ascetic or other religious/spiritual reason
- Values independence more than couplehood
- Polyamory/alternative lifestyle that doesn’t lend itself to cohabitation
- Financial reasons
If you’re single, which are you?
If you’re a coach for singles, how do you help the different types?