“The unmarried are typically portrayed as unencumbered by family obligations, or even as self-centered individuals who do not help out in the community the way married couples do.” This, according to Dr. Naomi Gerstel, a University of Massachusetts sociologist. The fact is that unmarried adults pitch in with their parents more than their married siblings do, they help their neighbors more frequently than married counterparts do, and they have more friends – and treat them better than marrieds do.
Based on data collected by Dr. Gerstel, unmarried women are the most likely to pitch in with their aging parents: “While 68 percent of married women give help to their parents, 84 percent of the never-married provide such care.”
Let’s not forget those never-married men who help plenty too: 67 percent versus just 38 percent of husbands.
Even singles who have children are more likely than married people to contribute outside their immediate family.
We at SoloMate Travel have first-hand experience when it comes to the expectations placed on singles to care for those around us. It is very rewarding, but also quite stressful. We often can feel very overwhelmed and isolated. We are left feeling like there’s no way out and are afraid to ask for help. In many cases, there remains little time and energy to have fun and meet new people, and even less opportunity to take a vacation for singles.
Yet, it is so important to give ourselves a chance to recharge our batteries. We then return refreshed and stronger. We can once again be ready to take on life’s challenges. Time away can even allow us to reflect, and make difficult decisions about our own life, and the life of those we care so much about.
Our mission at SoloMate is to make it possible for singles to simply get away on a vacation geared especially to single travelers, without thinking about anything other than relaxing and enjoying their vacation with their single travel companions.
Now you have research to support you. You’re not alone, and your contributions to society in general, and to your family in particular, have been formally recognized. Let SoloMate Travel help you give yourself that break you so richly deserve. If you don’t feel comfortable going overseas or leaving for an extended period of time, SoloMate Travel offers short four day singles trips, closer to home.
There’s no need for you to worry about being out of touch during your much needed single travel adventure. Our Travel Directors are always in touch with our head-office through Facebook and Twitter, and by phone and email. Our single travelers can always be reached in case of emergency, and can let us know of any special situation that may require particular attention. Moreover, loved-ones back home can follow our singles travel group on Facebook or Twitter.
Visit our website at www.solomatetravel.com, or contact one of our Travel Experts at 1-855-290-7050 today to find out which one of our exciting singles vacations fits into your demanding schedule. We’re here for you.