Lots of single pople use dating services, singles clubs and the like. But just as often they are only want to meet others and find a community which can take the place of a family.There’s no certainty that they want to relinquish their life as a single person.Sociologist Andreas Henriksson of Sweden’s Karlstad University has found this out.
Not all single activities are open to people of this category.“Different activities for singles make different demands of participants.
Some are open for people who are having relationships as long as they live on their own.
Others have narrower definitions of what it means to be single,” he says in a news report from Many of its activities are aimed at giving single persons an alternative to a family – a place to meet people on a regular basis outside of working hours.
The head of Filos is sceptical to couples who live apart.“It’s a shame.
He witnessed various activities such as social games in which the participants were supposed to give each other hugs. It became evident that not all the participants were looking for a particular partner.
A female passenger on the boat cruise answered as follows when queried by the researcher if she was still uncertain about why she participated:“No, I don’t know myself.Well, I don’t know the answer to that, but it wasn’t to meet someone in any case.” Henriksen considers the concept of being single to be rather unclear.Are you single if you have a loved one but live separately?People need instructions about how to form nuclear families,” said Henriksson, when quoted in Henriksson’s doctoral thesis.One of the women interviewed was unsure whether she can be defined as single.She has contact with a man but doesn’t live with him.“He’s something of a lone wolf.