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Kate Bolick

Contributing Editor, The Atlantic. Author, Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own.

Believes some people aren’t wired to follow the expected path and that the great romance of your life can be the adventure of learning how to thrive without anyone by your side.

Thinks single people deserve work-life balance too.

“Few realizations are as demoralizing as knowing that the only thing standing between you and what you want is yourself.”

Believes it’s more helpful to watch people find their confidence than to study people who already have it all figured out.

Thinks it’s important not to use dating as a source of ego-boosting because it’s addictive and keeps you trapped in bad cycles.

“You are your own anchor – where you stop your ship is home.”

Thinks we are poised to rethink marriage because our social landscape is changing.

Believes it’s a radical act to declare oneself a lifelong spinster in a culture that continues to be organized around marriage.

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