Meaning of Single
What is Single:
Single is a marital status that indicates that an individual is not married to another person, that is, that they are not married and, therefore, have no marital commitments.
According to some scholars of the language, bachelor derives from Latin solitarius. However, other researchers argue that it originates from the Latin participle solutus, derived in turn from the verb I will solve, which means "let go" or "untie". Thus, single comes to mean free from marital commitments.
In the English language, single is bachelor. For instance, "Mateo’s bachelor party is tonight"Which translates to" Matt's bachelor party is today. "
When a person has children but does not have conjugal ties of any nature, he is popularly referred to as a single father or single mother.
Formerly, the condition of bachelor was typical of those who adopted the condition of celibates, consecrated or hermitages, related to social purposes. Today, it refers to a person without a stable or formal partner.
Also, in the Middle Ages, the relationship of single people who had a marriage under the same roof, was called concubinage. The expression concubinage is still used today, but if it was not well regarded before, today it can be formalized before the authorities and generate economic rights, although with some sensitive differences with respect to marriage.
See also Concubinage.
Bachelor or bachelorette party
When a person becomes engaged, it is customary to celebrate the end of single status with a "bachelor party." In it, depending on the culture of each country, friends of the same sex prepare a surprise to say goodbye to the previous stage and welcome the new stage of marriage.
The activities that take place in the bachelor or bachelorette party depend on the culture, but are always related to sex, be it through games or shows.
Until the present, in Western culture there are sensible differences in these festivals according to gender. However, while bachelor parties used to be more daring than bachelorette parties, today women have become more daring.