Oh, how I wish I felt more competent with power tools. This is not a particularly profound article, but it does tap into a major component of singleness that partnered people tend to forget: when you're single, you're responsible for EVERY bit of household management, all on your own: scrubbing the bathroom, doing the laundry, cooking the food, checking the oil in the car, trapping mice, climbing on a ladder to trim the tree branches off the roof of the house, shoveling the snow off the walk and the driveway, paying the bills, fixing the fence... if you don't do it by yourself, it doesn't get done.
"As the country’s demographics shift, more women are making more money
and staying single longer than ever. Consider this seismic shift: There
are nearly twice as many single female home buyers as there are single
male home buyers, according to 2011 data from the National Association
of Realtors. These women don’t have to rely on men to financially
support them — but somebody still needs to rewire that light switch and
unclog that drain. That somebody is them." Read it all.