By the year 2000, Anna Holmes recalls, 40 percent of marriages were ending in divorce, and the “most productive, passionate, and self-actualized people I knew (or admired from afar) had spent large portions of their lives alone.” Women always seemed to do best when left on their own and to their own devices.

And as a creative, sensitive writer and woman, Holmes says, she always believed, at least as far back as her high school days, that “singledom was a feature, not a bug.”

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