Whether you think I’m a twit or not, apparently I and other single ladies are T.W.I.T.’s (Teenage Women in their Thirties). Just like males with the Peter Pan Syndrome, we now have a new endearing term — TWIT — to add to the list with MILF, Cougar and Puma. Perhaps we’ve retained the selfishness of our teenage years where we want our life to be all about us, and our goals, but marriage and child raising arn’t for everyone. For centuries, a woman’s success has been judged by having the right marriage and a beautiful family, but perhaps that is finally changing. We’re having fun achieving our career goals, networking, playing kickball, going out with our girlfriends, hanging out with our gay BFF’s and making out with younger men. To each her own.
Take a look at Karl Johnson wrote a great article for We Love DC on the unique culture of Washington where we all prefer to be Single:
A culture of single-ism. That’s what we’ve developed. A culture where being single is the preferred lifestyle. A culture where working your ass off, obtaining as many college degrees as possible, constantly striving to get ahead and catching up at a daily happy hour all at the same time is much preferred to finding that one person to invest your time in for a happy life together. Our priorities are different in D.C. This is not small town America where finding a mate and settling down to start a family is your primary focus as you enter your late twenties. This is a town where being single at 30 means you are doing just fine. But why? I refuse to believe it’s because Washingtonians are selfish and only think of themselves. We have huge social networks and work for causes we truly believe in, often times dedicating our lives to helping others. So why, and how, have we developed a culture of single-ism?