Singled Out

Jason English

It's National Singles Week! Started in the 1980s by the Buckeye Singles Council in Ohio, the week is designed to recognize singles and their contributions to society. Whether they know it or not, about 96 million Americans can celebrate (43% of the population). A few stats:

+50% of New Yorkers are single, the most of any state.

+63% of single people have never been married. 23% are divorced, and 14% are widowed.

+There are 10 million single mothers and 2.2 million single fathers.

+For every 86 single men over 15, there are 100 single women.

If you're looking for more fun facts about single people, has plenty. But if you're looking for other singles with whom to celebrate, try online dating service True.

They'd better not find a ring on your finger, because "Married People Will Be Prosecuted." If you happen to find your soul mate and are joined in holy matrimony, you'll be ostracized and lumped in with the crooks. If you don't believe me, check out their ads (below).

As a "married," just posting this could lead to my arrest.