Secondly, couples sometimes develop dating relationships at work.
These are usually discouraged by employers, but take place anyway.
(See my blog post, “An Argument for Internet Dating.”) It seems to me obvious that the more people you meet, the more likely it is that you will meet and marry someone appropriate. I had three patients who made me think about this problem.
Each of them told me that they wanted very much to get married, yet none of them was successful in finding anyone.
Although there are well-known drawbacks to dating this way, I think, on balance, it is a good way of meeting a great number of people.
” “The only men who come on to me are at work, and they are all married.” It turned out Mary Ellen never did anything or went anywhere—except to work. When she returned to work a few weeks later—and to her customary life—she stopped coming to see me. She had no trouble dating, but seemed to sour on men for no particular reason. Finally, she said to me: “You know, there are some disadvantages to getting married. Then I’m going to have to go home and cook dinner for someone else.
When I suggested the usual ways of finding someone to date, she demurred. I’m going to have to do his laundry and have sex when he wants to have sex.
A Utah State University music professor has retired and another is being sanctioned after an independent investigation into allegations of sexual assault, harassment and gender discrimination in the music department.
I was talking some time ago with a young, but not very young, friend of the family about why she had not married.
I have never understood these repeat marriages to be a response to a dearth of other potential partners.