Hmmm, Let me see...
When I announced my engagement, my grandfather (age 79) asked me why I wanted to make one man miserable instead of a lot of men happy.
My Grandmother told me (age 75) told me not to think I needed a man to make me complete.
My Grandmother's aunt (age 97) reminded me that while she had never married her fifty some years of teaching was rewarding enough she had a good life.
That's 251 combined years experience that agree Dave is lucky as hell I decided to keep him and I in no way shape or form needed him to complete my life.
Likewise, the great white fathers that assured the negro population they didn't need guns because they were protected by the Democrat party probably had thousands of years worth of combined age. Which leads to Selena's observation of life #6- a hundred people doing a stupid thing are still doing a stupid thing no matter how much society may encourage it.