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What Does It Mean When Married People Feel Sorry for Single People?

The pity some couples express toward singles can convey something they don’t realize

If you are single, you have probably gotten that “aaaww, poor thing” look more than a few times. You can judge for yourself how that feels. For me, it feels maddeningly condescending and wildly inappropriate…



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Bella DePaulo

“America’s foremost thinker and writer on the single experience,” according to the Atlantic. Author of “Singled Out.” Harvard PhD