Friday, December 17, 2004

Group petitions Canada for national holiday recognizing singles

A press release issued today by singlesNATIONonline encourages single people in Canada to sign a petition urging the federal government to declare a national holiday to recognize singles.

Here is what the press release has to say:

Toronto, (PRWEB) December 17, 2004 -- If you are single and loving it, this is your calling! Finally, the release of singlesNATIONonline, the first ever website dedicated to celebrating the strength, independence and individuality among single people in Canada. The goal of singlesNATIONonline is to remove negative social stigmas surrounding “being single” and to transform these views into positive ones that celebrate the idea that single life is rewarding, fun and a time to be enjoyed!

And what better way to raise awareness and celebrate the single life than to petition our Canadian government for a national statutory holiday? singlesNATIONonline is calling on ALL Canadians, both single and married, to sign a petition requesting that March 18th of every year be declared Singles’ Nation Day, a day to celebrate single people and single life in Canada.

singlesNATIONonline is also proud to hold a competition to crown its first ever S3 (a.k.a. ‘successfully single and sexy’) Man or Woman of the Year. The contest is simple. Share why you or someone you know is successfully single and sexy - Flaunt your skills, dish out your deep sexy secrets, and share your quirks, hobbies and qualities and you could walk away a winner!

As a ‘single’ person (defined as any unmarried person), have you ever…
§    Felt overwhelmed by the desire to find your true love, soul mate or significant other?
§    Felt the need to be in a relationship with someone so you wouldn’t be alone?
§    Been ignored by your married friends who think you should stop dating and find a person to “settle down” with?
§    Been in a relationship where you feel pressured to get married just because others have told you that you are getting older and it is the “right time”?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone. There are millions of single people across the nation, tired of the stereotypes they encounter about being single. In the past 30 years, we have witnessed a demographic revolution. According to Statistics Canada, over 42% of Canada’s entire population in 2002 comprised of single persons, a dramatic increase from 28% in 1976. Celebrate your power as a single and visit