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By 1699, in legal terms in England, the term “spinster” meant an older unmarried woman. This term was used by the Anglican Church In marriage certificates indicating an unmarried woman. It came to mean older women who chose not to get married or were never asked, or who never fell in love.
Recently, because of circumstances in my life, and for the first time in my life, I have been around quite a few single women over the age of 30. In years past, as a teacher, most of my university and college students were in their 20s, although now and then I would have an older student who was female. Most of my friends are either nine years younger or more than me, placing them in their late 50s or early 60s, or are in their thirties, but married. Some of my friends are older than I…
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