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More Canadians Living alone: 2016 census

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More Canadians Living alone: 2016 census

Postby Queen K » Aug 2nd, 2017, 3:08 pm

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/census- ... -1.4231163

What the heck does it all mean?

Does it mean more social isolation? More peace and quiet for people? We're becoming a society unable to meet people and connect or is it a by product of an aging population?
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Re: More Canadians Living alone: 2016 census

Postby lesliepaul » Aug 2nd, 2017, 6:45 pm

Well in Kelowna I know a lot of single men...........over 40 and up to their late 60's. Many are single because of a divorce and some others because their spouse's died. Then there are the men that have been single their whole lives and intend to stay out of any long term relationships. When talking to them and this comes up in conversation they usually say the same thing........."I ain't losing half my stuff" or "I ain't losing half my stuff AGAIN" and "this town is very hard to find a women that is not looking for money.........someone else's".

This may come across as harsh but there is no shortage of gold diggers in Kelowna.

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Re: More Canadians Living alone: 2016 census

Postby Grandan » Aug 2nd, 2017, 7:44 pm

Queen K wrote:http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/census-2016-marriage-children-families-1.4231163

What the heck does it all mean?

Does it mean more social isolation? More peace and quiet for people? We're becoming a society unable to meet people and connect or is it a by product of an aging population?

It means our social system has evolved to the point that a person can live by themselves for life if they choose to do so.
It means that as an aged parent you do not need to be supported by your kids, your life choices have provided you with an income more or less for life.
Since we know that having a partner in life leads to a longer life then we have to question the wisdom of choosing a single existence.
I am not a social person in that I seek out the company of others, instead I find it takes away from what I want to do with myself during the day and sitting around gabbing does not appeal to me in the slightest.
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Re: More Canadians Living alone: 2016 census

Postby Barney Google » Aug 3rd, 2017, 2:59 am

lesliepaul wrote:...

This may come across as harsh but there is no shortage of gold diggers in Kelowna.


Really? Where are they?
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Re: More Canadians Living alone: 2016 census

Postby Bsuds » Aug 3rd, 2017, 4:41 am

lesliepaul wrote:This may come across as harsh but there is no shortage of gold diggers in Kelowna.


That is exactly what my 2 single son's say and that they can't afford a girlfriend.
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Re: More Canadians Living alone: 2016 census

Postby jimmy4321 » Aug 3rd, 2017, 4:50 am

Maybe people doing what's best for themselves
No longer pressured to marry, no longer pressured to have kids.
Maybe happier people out there?

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Re: More Canadians Living alone: 2016 census

Postby Barney Google » Aug 8th, 2017, 4:40 am

There are days where I could really get my head wrapped around living alone and

being a hermit seems pretty attractive.
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