First of all, the entire ‘personal information’ section had the provisio: ‘all of the following information is optional’, which makes me wonder why they had ‘rather not say’ boxes for the ‘gender’ and ‘singleness’ categories? Â Clearly, we’d already been informed that we didn’t have to answer any of the questions already? Â So that’s two utterly un-neccesary boxes just there.
Then there was the ‘other’ option for gender. Â Again, gender nowadays is apparently a psychological thing more than a biological one, and the biology, after all, can be adjusted to match the (current) psychology – and sometimes back – and sometimes a dual-gender biology option is opted for. Â Indeed, registration forms the world ’round should apparently not only have male/female, but also bi-gendered, transgendered, pan-gendered, or even perhaps one could perhaps approximate a number for where on a spectrum of male-to-female-ness they felt at the moment?
Then there was the ‘single-ness’ category, which reflects a further stratification in commitment levels away from the more definitive (and no doubt ‘constricting’) either/or of single or married. Â The provisional and temporary-ish sounding term ‘taken’ was opted for, to sum up presumably everything Â from one-week-stands to lifelong partnerships. Â And of course, what is more nauseating than the ‘open’ relationship label – why restrict yourself to one person – and how dare you want your partner all to yourself? That’s apparently selfish. Â Better to leave it ‘open’ to more favourable people and opportunities which might come your way.