"I don't need a man" is usually code for "I have been hurt many times and nobody cares about me". I understand why it can feel more comforting to disengage from the world of men after many have endured years of rejection, along with being used, ignored and treated as an option.
Perpetually single women over thirty are constantly made to feel less than with smug remarks and looks of shame. Today, I am here to say that this needs to stop. Not all women are single by choice, in fact many remain single for a while out of circumstance or bad luck. Nobody willfully chooses to be alone, unless it’s their personal preference.