The day recognizes nearly half of the U. The single population continues to be an integral part of growing businesses, organizations, and communities. Singles contribute to their families and communities in a variety of ways. It may be surprising that singles are more likely to help out with a sick family member. For example, more singles help out with ailing parents than their married siblings. The day not only celebrates the accomplishments of singles but aims to break down myths surrounding the single lifestyle. Their social lives are active and full of purpose. They contribute actively to their communities and pursue long-range goals. While some may prefer solitude, others seek interests outside their work-life while staying connected to friends and family. Not everyone is part of a power couple.
The holiday has ironically also become a popular date to celebrate relationships to "pair up singles" , with over 4, couples being married in Beijing on this date in , compared to an average of a day. The holiday has become the largest offline and online shopping day in the world, with Alibaba shoppers exceeding In , Alibaba said that its gross merchandise volume for the whole event came in at Singles' Day celebrations spread to several other universities in Nanjing during the s. There are several ideas explaining the creation of the Singles' Day festival. One origin story is that in , four male students of Nanjing University's Mingcaowuzhu "All single men" dorm discussed how they could break away from the monotony of being single and agreed that November 11 would be a day of events and celebrations in honor of being single. The spread increased with social media use, and the event has become increasingly popular within contemporary Chinese culture and society. Singles' Day serves as an occasion for single people to meet and for parties to be organized. The holiday was initially only celebrated by young men, hence the initial name "Bachelors' Day. Some universities organize special programs to gather singles together for the celebration.
Marriage is serious business and we are in it together despite our spouses shortcomings. Thanks again for the continued comments and replies to my edit. How will your spouse feel about that in 20 years. I know a lot of Mormons who were also not raised on fear and guilt and strict gender rolesвbut I was, as were many of my peers. The thing about General Authorities and General Conference, is that they give general counsel that is meant for the general population. We all wondered why should would go against such a blessing. I hear you, I need my down time to decompress and watch stuff on the Internet, haha. Men search the world for women that they can stand to be around with long-term. How will this all be once we have children?. Have those candid conversations with HIM, ponder, and listen closely for the guidance of the Holy Ghost.
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