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Dear Poll: Should You Settle?


A recent article in the Atlantic Monthly takes a look at single women in their 30s. I was slightly shocked and frankly a little perturbed when reading it, as it implies that all women, no matter how fierce they appear, are really only pining away for a wedding. According to the author,

every woman I know — no matter how successful and ambitious, how financially and emotionally secure — feels panic, occasionally coupled with desperation, if she hits 30 and finds herself unmarried.

So what's her suggestion you might ask? To settle, of course. I guess the reasoning is if you settle for the guy you're not absolutely in love with, you'll be so happy that you're not single, you won't notice that you're not in love. Obviously this idea doesn't work for me, but what about you? Do you think it's better to settle if you're 30 and single rather than risk becoming an "old maid"?

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