Letter: Most single men are rejects

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LINDA GRANT'S article 'Why are wesingle?' (10 October) shows that once again it is women who have failed the sexual revolution, not the other way around. More than twice as many women as men initiate divorce. Assuming that not every husband is a wife-beater, alcoholic or compulsive adulterer, the majority of women presumably find them simply impossible to live with any more. So why the desperate search to replace the divorced husband with another man? After all, most men out in the divorced world are someone else's rejects.

It seems that the fairy-tale image of love and marriage still lives on - for women at least.

Mary Green

Reading, Berks