I always told my daughters not to even think of marrying before age 26. The reason for that was that, looking back, I felt I was unprepared to be a wife and mother at 23. None of them listened to me. All married before age 23.
My last daughter wed a decade ago. It seems to me that nowadays, young women are waiting longer to wed. I'm amazed at their opportunities and how they are capably seizing them and doing great things. From my vantage point as a woman who grew up in a time when my sex had more limited opportunities, it's an exciting time to be a woman.
However, it seems that with the freedom and choices come new challenges that I hadn't thought about.
I had dinner with some wonderful young women in Salt Lake City the other night, and when I mentioned that I'm a blogger, one of them mentioned a fun blog she had happened across that was dedicated to being a support group for single women in the never-married category. Spinsters she called them.
I've always liked the term 'Spinster.' It has a genteel, refined-yet-independent feel to it, but, to me, is a word from another century. However, reading this blog, I think it fits.
The blog is http://ldsspinster.blogspot.com/ Check it out. Then, if you know a single lady who is, say, past twenty-five that you think would be interested, pass on the link.