Life on hold

They might be modern, they might be successful, but some women require a mate for real happiness.
Saturday, April 14, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:35 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Many women shudder at the thought that a modern-day female might define her life by the presence or absence of a man. Supporting the idea of strong independence are those highly publicized U.S. Census figures documenting that 51 percent of America’s women are unmarried. (Never mind that the data has been criticized since it includes women as young as 15.)