Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 1 month ago

Is a 27 yr old unmarried woman considered a spinster?

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  • 1 month ago

    Absolutely.  Many women prefer the term "bachelorette" now to align themselves with the male equivalent.

    Maybe single guys could call themselves "spinsterettes" instead, but men are generally happy to be men while women are trying to become more like men, as far as names, attire, jobs. etc are concerned.

  • 1 month ago

    Traditionally, the word spinster referred to an older woman considered to be beyond the social 'norm' age for being married.

  • 1 month ago

    The average age for a woman's first marriage in the U.S. is 27.9 years old.  That means half the women in the country marry when they are 28 or over.

    The word spinster was created in the 14th century to refer to women who spun threads and yarn as a trade.  Since this was one of the few well paid jobs a woman could support herself with, the word was often used for unwed women who didn't have a husband to support them.  The word is seldom used today, because it implies that a woman is not complete without a husband.

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Not in any developed nation. 

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  • Mike
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Spinster is kind of archaic. You don't hear it used much anymore.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

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  • 1 month ago

    Traditionally, the word spinster referred to an older woman considered to be beyond the social 'norm' age for being married.  In this current time, 27 would not be considered in this way.

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The word 'spinster' only means an unmarried female, like 'bachelor' means an unmarried male.  Nowadays, people tend to use the word to mean an elderly or late middle-aged woman (past 60) who has never married.

  • 1 month ago

    A spinster is an unmarried woman whatever age she might be, but modern usage tends to regard the word as meaning an old maid. 27 is young. My mother was 29 when she married and went on to have  a long happy marriage  and a fair few  children.

  • 1 month ago

    Nope, not even slightly. Spinsterhood is generally seen to occur after age 50.

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