Friday, November 20, 2009
Terminally Single or Born to Mingle?
Last night I was one of thousands of single teenage girls eagerly awaiting the midnight showing of New Moon, the most recent installment of The Twilight Saga. Sitting in a theater full of women, ooh's and ahh's chorused throughout the theater whenever a shirtless Rob Pattinson or Taylor Lautner graced the screen. And when the movie was over and Bella decided her love for Edward over Jacob, Jacob morphed into a werewolf and sped off into the forest, to remain a singleton. What's wrong with Jacob Black? Nothing at all. The person really at fault here was Bella Swan, who was deranged enough to get herself into these situations and be forced to make decisions like these. But the point is, everyone in that theater knew that Black's character was the bigger, better, BUFFER man, er, monster. Every woman knew that he was the much more lovable and better looking character of the two, yet he remained single at the end. And it got me wondering, why does society see being single as a bad thing? Being single is fantastic. And if you're all-around pretty fantastic, being a singleton isn't a terrible thing. And just to prove it, I'm going to show you a few of my favorite singletons, living proof that one is the loveliest number.
Oh, George Clooney. When I think single and fabulous, this is the man I think of. George Clooney has been single for ages, and most remember his famous statement that he will never get married again or have children.
So, maybe Jack isn't the most charming single man, but he has definitely built up a resume that would make him one of the most successful.
Pushing seventy years old, Pacino is still remembered as one of the greatest actors the world has ever seen. He has never been married, but has been the keeper of a few great loves.
Yes, Samantha Jones is a fictional character and yes, she has had relationships. But she is an icon for women when it comes to the belief that single women are strong women. Who can forget her epic line when she broke up with her Hollywood man? "I love you, but I love me more."
Athena - Greek God
The virgin Greek Goddess, she was also the goddess of wisdom, war, strategy, industry, justice and skill. Not too shabby of a resume, I'd say.
QUEEN ELIZABETH I
One of the greatest mysteries surrounding Queen Elizabeth is why she never considered marriage. However, it has been stated that she felt she didn't need a man's help to govern her country and would risk losing control if she were to wed. Even if marriage meant she would produce an heir, she proved to be an independent woman who ruled by herself until her death.
He's had his fair share of romantic comedies, but the single life seems to be what suits him best.
He may be young, but he's already richer than I will ever be! The boy with the British accent, Harry Potter, The CHOSEN One, how are you single?
Perhaps the most well-recognized singleton of all time, according to most lists I found online.