“You singles out there, go to the lobby and just find someone to marry.”
Someone whom I knew and respected actually said that at a meeting I attended a few years ago. I wish I were kidding.
It wasn’t a meeting about marriage or singleness. It wasn’t part of some crazy dare, either. Instead, we were at a regular work event, and the comment had nothing to do with the leadership issues being discussed.
As if being an effective leader required having a spouse by your side. As if that’s how you’d find a great spouse. As if being married to just anyone—even if you had to go find him or her in a hotel lobby—was the key to happiness.
As if being happily single was not an option. (more…)