Saw this on Facebook:
Reminds me of the time I saw a news story about “the Australian prime minister’s boyfriend,” and my immediate reaction was, “What!? The Australian prime minister ISN’T MARRIED?” Not that there’s anything wrong with that, it just seems to be very rare these days for world leaders not to be married. It seems that there’s very strong pressure for leaders of democratic countries to project a certain “family man” image (or “family person,” in countries were they’ve started electing women).
Of course, as I pointed out to a friend not long ago, forever is a long time and social norms could easily change in several decades to be more accepting of single people.