Marital Status

Monday 13th February, 2006
I guess when you get divorced you have some kind of paradigm shift and you notice these things a bit more, but why is it that so many people seem to want to know what my marital status is?

You apply for a bank account, loan, car insurance...almost anything and they want to know if you're single, engaged, married, divorced, widowed etc. Does it really matter?

I know when it comes to insurance it can vary the risk slightly, like divorced guys often buy sports cars and go a bit crazy, but for a bank account and other stuff is it really an issue? When you're divorced are you not just single? When you're engaged aren't you just as unmarried? Why should I be obliged to choose 'divorced' in the drop down?

Now I see why so many people get married a 2nd time ;O)

/rant

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