Is a 27 yr old unmarried woman considered a spinster?
- 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.
- Pat WoodenLv 71 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.
- FoofaLv 71 month ago
Not in any developed nation.
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- ?Lv 71 month ago
Spinster is kind of archaic. You don't hear it used much anymore.
- Anonymous1 month ago
That's more for older women usually over her fifties zxjq
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- LiverGirl98Lv 71 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.
- CogitoLv 71 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.
- tentofieldLv 72 months 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.
- choko_canyonLv 72 months ago
Nope, not even slightly. Spinsterhood is generally seen to occur after age 50.