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January 25, 2008 - 3:57 am

Reaons heterosexual men are staying single and “fabulous” a href=”http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/living/2004138751_singleguys23.html”according to this emSeattle Times/em article/a by The Associated Press (a href=”http://proteinwisdom.com/index.php?/weblog/entry/23113/”Thanks Dan/a). However, when you read the article, you will wonder why these guys feel so fabulous. It seems that discrimination against single men is prevalent:br /br /blockquoteExperts say society still favors married men over their single counterparts, though. The most common complaints come from the workplace, where many say they are discriminated against.br /br /”Especially as you approach your mid-30s and 40s and all your colleagues around you are married, there’s a lot of unsaid words that go on and feelings of inadequacy at work,” says Sherri Langburt, founder of the new Web site SingleEdition.com, an online community for happy singles.br /br /Those include speculation about a single man’s sexual preferences and, concomitantly, a difficulty in making friends with heterosexual co-workers because colleagues might question his motives.br /br /Single men often say they are asked to work on holidays, put in longer hours or travel more for business. Employers often assume that without a spouse, unwed workers have extra time to spare, says Nicky Grist, executive director of the Alternatives to Marriage Project. That organization is for people who choose not to marry or cannot legally marry.br /br /Particularly in the powerful worlds of business and politics, it’s often all about appearances and presenting oneself as a stable man with a solid foundation, Grist says./blockquotebr /br /Perhaps as more men stay single, these stereotypes will change.

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