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Selfish or Spot On? The Single Person’s Registry July 21, 2009

Posted by Onely in "Against Love"...?, Food for Thought, Your Responses Requested!.
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This summer, the topic of weddings has come up repeatedly here at Onely, and, since much of our discussion has centered on the negative aspects of the matrimonial tradition, it seems appropriate to conclude the season on a more positive note and consider the possibility of reclaiming parts of the tradition for ourselves.

If one decides not to wed, is it appropriate to throw a wedding for oneself?

In one memorable episode of Sex and the City, Carrie famously did. And some time ago, Christina found a company that specializes in the single woman’s registry. At a separate site, Halfbakery.com (a site for half-baked ideas?), someone suggested that the newly divorced create a registry where friends can buy all the goods that the ex took.   (more…)

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