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In a 2011 cover story for The Atlantic called "All the Single Ladies," Kate Bolick explored the state of single women in America and how although 50 percent of the U.S. adult population is single, many people were still afraid of the single life that Bolick came to embrace.

That essay sparked a discussion, which Bolick, who will join TODAY on Monday, has expanded on in her new book, "Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own."

"Whom to marry, and when it will happen — these two questions define every woman's existence, and govern her until they're answered, even if the answers are nobody and never," Bolick writes at the beginning of the book.

In 2011, when Bolick's Atlantic essay was first published, TODAY viewers, when asked if they enjoyed the single life, responded with a resounding "yes!" Bolick's new book, exploring how many women are carving out their own relationship paths, has us wondering how TODAY viewers feel about more traditional roles, and whether, despite changing trends, people still view marriage as "easier."