As the New Year approaches, more and more women are starting to formulate their resolutions for 2009. Some want to lose weight. Others want to quit smoking. And still others vow to find true, everlasting, love. But not all. Some women in this strained economy are vowing to remain single and focus solely on their careers in 2009.
Does this sound ludicrous? I thought so, but my readers assure me that it's true. With hundreds of thousands of women laid off in 2008, it seems that many have decided to take the focus off their love lives and place it on their professional endeavours.
Jennifer Smith of Detroit, MI says, "I can't afford to be distracted by dating right now. I am too busy dealing with the unemployment office, working part time at the mall and pounding the pavement for interviews. I don't have the time or the inclination to get involved with somebody. I have to pay my rent. It's time to be smart."
That kind of attitude does sound smart. But what about the women who are looking for the advantage of a dual income this year?
"Heck," says Juanita Jones of Dallas, TX, "if I meet a man that I want to marry this year, I'm all for it. Love is love. You don't put a timeline on it. And two people buying groceries is easier than one, right?"
No matter the resolution, it seems that 2009 is going to be a doozy for single women across the nation. I've never heard of women wishing away love before, but as Christine Navarian of Denver, Colorado says, "Sometimes you just have to look out for yourself and sacrifices have to be made. It's a part of life right now in this economy."
What's your resolution?
MJ - brokenheartedgirl.com
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