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Onely on Change.org: Single? Rent a Date! February 26, 2010

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This is a lazy woman’s post! Here is a link to my Change.org post about Chinese singles paying people to pose as their significant others. At first glance, it’s a bad idea. It concedes and caters to the maladjusted majority opinion that people need to pair up. (Apparently I have alliteration disease tonight.)  At second glance—haven’t you ever wanted to have a boyfriend or girlfriend for one particular event, like that time you were going to the Oscars and didn’t feel like walking down the red carpet alone under the scrutiny of all those pairing-obsessed paparazzi?

Or if date-renting singles aren’t your bag, you can go to the Take Action page on Change.org and find all sorts of petitions and letters you can add your name to. If anyone has an idea for a singles’-rights-themed petition, please let me know. Or go and create your own!

Lisa and I are sort of bumming because we’ve put a couple interesting links up on our Facebook pages, including the NYT article about how there are fewer men available to college women and a Change.org petition against American Apparel’s “best bottoms” contest, and no one really comments on them (except for my friend Nicole, yay Nicole!).  But if someone changes their “status” to “in a relationship” then OMG EVERYONE COMMENTS RIGHT AWAY HOW EXCITING CONGRATULATIONS!


Photo: AMagill


1. Lauri - February 26, 2010

I totally agree with the Facebook issue! It’s my experience as well. I post a lot of links in general, and usually *someone* will comment on them, but anything I post about singles is generally ignored. But given what I see on my news feed every day, were I to post, “hubby and I are getting ready for date night!” 34 people would “like” it.

Have I mentioned how much I HATE the word “hubby”?

2. Nicky - March 4, 2010

The Alternatives to Marriage Project recently started posting at Change.org. We’re still getting the hang of it, but folks can sign on to our petition against using welfare funds to pay for marriage programs (http://www.change.org/unmarried/actions/view/oppose_marriage_education_programs_funded_by_welfare_tanf) or our idea to change the world (http://www.change.org/ideas/view/end_marital_status_discrimination)

Onely - March 5, 2010

YAY! I signed the petition and Facebooked it, and I’m adding the first site to our blogroll.

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