Should there be a checkbox for no spouse / no additional spouses

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When I checked the box on this profile I (she died as an infant) I wondered why we don't have a box for no spouse.   

We often know in our more recent history (and some is documented) when people die to use the old phrase "without issue".
WikiTree profile: Hannah Washington
in Policy and Style by Elizabeth Townsend G2G6 Mach 2 (20.1k points)
retagged by Vic Watt

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Hi Elizabeth, There is a box to click, but you REALLY have to look for it. On the Edit page, click on Add Spouse (yes Add, even though there isn't one).  Go all the way to the bottom of the page and you will find a place to click on No Spouse.
by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (327k points)
selected by Elizabeth Townsend
So there is.  Thank you, Vic.  I have a few that I need to mark as we keep untangling things and this will help tremendously!
What would help even more is if there was a check box on the Edit page itself, like the 'no children' box.  I think I remember this feature being requested frequently.  Are we any further ahead with it?
It would make it significantly easier for people to use if it were on the edit page.  If it were there it might be utilized more often thus effectively.
I edited your question to add Improvements as a tag.  That way, it will get a little more visibility.

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