America will get there one day. We’re still young. Nice short and concise post. I occasionally read articles or blogs with similar themes and forget that there are such judgements in the bay area and elsewhere that folks experience. (I’ve recently married and have worked from home for 3 years now, so I’m quite far removed from external judgements and the dilemmas of singledom) I suspect with my first kid on the way later this year that hanging around fellow parents will remind me of the ridiculousness of it all. Luckily the longer you stay away from it the more external judgements bounce off of you almost completely.