While doing some research for a recent article, I came across the phenomenon of solo marriages, which are marketed to women who just can’t find any man to marry them because they, you guessed it, are oh-so strong and independent. If you want to have a good laugh, read this Guardian article on “solo marriages”.
For me, the high point came at the very end, when she claims that people are impressed by her showing around pictures of her “solo wedding” and name-drops some presumably famous person who remarks,
“It’s like Cindy Sherman, only sadder,” she said. “More depressing. These photos are very sad.”
Indeed they are. She is old and unattractive. You can tell that she was always ugly. Now she’s ugly and old, hardly a winning combination.
The follow-up is even more bizarre:
“I enjoy hearing people’s reactions: most think it’s funny, weird or peculiar.”
Is she crazy? Is any of those adjectives positive? The joke is clearly on her.