I eagerly accepted the assignment to write this “insider’s guide” to being single in Connecticut.
For many, the first step toward getting together is to go online.
Even the least savvy singles know they can look for dates via dating sites such as and e Harmony.
But working your way through the one-on-one dates generated through such sites can be exhausting, intense and not always productive.
But other sources suggest people are choosing to remain single in droves these days.
In his much-talked-about book (The Penguin Press, 2012) sociologist Eric Klinenberg documents a trend in which people are increasingly opting to, well, go solo through life.
Klinenberg, whose book is subtitled "The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone," explains that rather than fueling isolation and loneliness, many single people these days are crafting highly satisfying lives, creating human connections in ways that married people may not, and building strong communities through those connections.Singles in Connecticut seem to be on board with that, finding ways to meet up, party down, take a hike and have a ball.When I became more resourceful and less passive in my search, I found all kinds of places to go, people to meet, things to do.Lesson learned: Single or not, when you’re looking to connect with other people, you can’t just sit back and wait for someone to contact you. census, 28.5 percent of females over age 15 in Connecticut and 34.2 percent of males over 15 have never been married; another 11.4 percent of women and 8.5 percent of men are listed as divorced.Once I figured that out, being single in Connecticut started to seem like a lot of fun. Even if you discount those youngsters between 15 and 18 whom the census oddly includes in its tallies, those numbers add up to hundreds of thousands of single people living in the state (whose total population is 3,574,097).The census doesn’t reveal whether those single folks are seeking to meet a mate or are single by choice.