Posts tagged "singles"

IKEA Malaysia Made A Dining Table For Sad-Sack Singletons

IKEA Malaysia is blazing trails in the area of furnishing the homes of forever alones with a new dinner table for one. It’s hard to say if it’s seriously for sale, or just a sad, single-shaming prank on their Facebook page. If it is in fact real, the only thing missing from their Löne singleton dining table i…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 27, 2014

Online Dating Site To Outsource Women Because There Aren’t Enough Single Guys In NYC

We’ve heard about the harrowing statistics of the single woman to man ratio in NYC and most of us have experienced it in action first hand. Absolute losers seemingly have a hundreds of women to choose from while the most awesome women you’ve ever met inexplicably can’t meet anyone. [SO TRUE. — Amelia] Although this i…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 7, 2014

Girl Talk: Why Valentine’s Day Gets To Us, Even Though We Know It’s Pointless

We all know that Valentine’s Day is a contrivance of greeting card companies and florists. We all know that even those who have nice relationships aren’t really enjoying February 14th, as there is nothing particularly romantic about eating overpriced heart-shaped ravioli in a restaurant full of unhappy couples on the coldest night of the year.

By: Sara Eckel / February 14, 2014

8 Bits Of Radical Relationship Wisdom From The Single Dude Who Spent A Year Interviewing Happy Couples

Just two days before Valentine’s Day, Redditor Nate (aka BigBags), a single dude who was so tired of being force fed “warped and unrealistic expectations of love” that he quit his job to travel around the country to interview 100 of the most amazing couples, surfaced to answer questions about his findings. (If you’re wondering,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 12, 2014

Better Start Saving: Dating Costs $738.36 A Year

According to Match.com’s annual survey of 5,000 singles ages 18 and up, the average cost for a year of dating is $738.36, that breaks down to $61.53 a month.That amount includes money spent on dates or to find dates. Here’s roughly how that breaks down…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 7, 2014

Dating Don’ts: How To Be Single During The Holidays

Theres something about twinkly lights and snowflakes falling on a hushed street that can send even the most confident woman into a free-fall, scrambling for the nearest warm body to spend the holidays with. This time of year lends itself nicely to reflection, to family, to untold amounts of love and cheer and wassailing, but…

By: Megan Reynolds / December 17, 2013

One Woman Documents What It’s Really Like To Be 35 And Single

When Argentinian filmmaker Paula Schargodsky found herself 35, single and accidentally having slept through her last uncoupled friend’s wedding, she knew there was something “she didn’t want to face.” As the only single one left in her circle, she decided to make a documentary film about the “questions [she was struggling] to answer” about the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 10, 2013

Study: Fear Of Eternal Loneliness Makes Single People Settle For Crappy Relationships

You probably want to sit down for what I’m about to tell you because it’s going to blow the lid off everything you thought you knew about relationships. A new study done at the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychology discovered that fear of being single leads both men and women to settle for relationshi…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 3, 2013

Life After Dating: An Open Letter To Our Single Friends

So you’ve finally found The One (or at least The One For The Foreseeable Future) and you’ve committed to a serious relationship. Now what? In our new weekly column, Life After Dating, we’ll discuss the unique joys and challenges of coupledom.

Dear Single Friends,

We haven’t seen a lot of you…

By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 11, 2013

9 Places To Find Singles In Their Natural Habitat

I think we can all agree that when you’re ass-deep in online dating process, the one and only thing that would make you feel better about this digging-through-profiles farce that has become your love life would be to meet an actual, human person you’re attracted to IN REAL LIFE. I’m not saying you should delete…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 31, 2013

Dater X: Surviving The Wedding And Baby Phase Of Life When You’re Single

This morning on my way into work, I hopped on Facebook to see what was happening in the world— and instantly, I regretted it.

The first thing I saw on my newsfeed was an album from a college friend’s bachelorette party. That’s nice, I thought, as I looked at the pictures of her…

By: Dater X / October 30, 2013

13 Common Misconceptions Couples Have About Singles (And Vice Versa)

Couples and singles often view each other with a mix of confusion, suspicion, and, sometimes, straight-up hostility. We all know, deep down, that someone’s relationship status doesn’t define them or instantly turn them into a cliche, but that sure doesn’t stop most of us from making some ridiculous generalizations — even if we’ve personally bee…

By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 15, 2013

Ghosts Seeking Ghosts: There’s An Online Dating Site For You

Dating must be so much easier when you’re a ghost. No more worrying about what to wear (nothing!), who picks up the tab (you don’t eat!) or whether or not he’ll come back to your place (you don’t have one!). Your biggest concern when you’re a dead dater is what decade your date passed i…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 7, 2013

What One Woman Learned When She Threw Herself A Fake Bachelorette Party

If Z100 announces it’s “an emerging trend,” you know it’s time to run out and throw yourself a fake bachelorette party. At least that’s what single 20-something blogger Bonnie Gleicher and her group of girlfriends did. It’s unclear as to why fake bachelorette showers are suddenly a thing — why would anyone want to wear…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 25, 2013

7 Valuable Lessons To Learn From Being Single

In a world where everyone celebrates engagements, weddings, anniversaries and other relationship-centered milestones, the private lives of those who are not married or in a relationship are often pushed to the wayside. Not this time — it’s National Singles Week. Also known as Unmarried and Single Americans Week, this holiday was started in the 1980…

By: YourTango.com / September 24, 2013

Dating Don’ts: 4 Reasons You Should Choose To Be Alone

“As women glide from their twenties to thirties, Shazzer argues, the balance of power subtly shifts. Even the most outrageous minxes lose their nerve, wrestling with the first twinges of existential angst: fears of dying alone and being found three weeks later half-eaten by an Alsatian.” — Bridget Jones’ Diary, Helen Fielding
Right now, I…

By: Megan Reynolds / September 24, 2013

8 Pieces Of Dating Wisdom I Wish I Could Have Given My Single Self

There were many low points in my eight years (more or less) as a single person. One in particular was in December of 2010, right around my 32nd birthday. Funny that I can’t even remember why it was a low point. Probably because I had created some kind of timeline where I imagined that I…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 17, 2013

Really, Singles Don’t Need Wristbands To Identify Their Status

I was still trying to understand the impetus behind toilet dating, when I saw yet another shitty idea for the unattached: single wristbands. Seriously, is trying to embarrass single people trendy for fall? Rina Mardahl and Rob Young’s amazing relationship inspired them to create MY Single Band, colored, silicone wristbands that single people can wear…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 22, 2013

Toilet Dating Sounds Like A Seriously Crappy Idea

Maybe you’ve tried speed dating, hit up a niche online dating site that specializes in gluten free singles, and downloaded Tinder and Grouper without much luck. But sometimes you meet someone where you’d least expect it. Like, the bathroom. We always forget to cruise for dates in the bathroom.

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 16, 2013

10 Things Your Coupled Friends Think You Want To Do Just Because You’re Single (As Told In GIFs)

All those coupled friends of yours, you’re genuinely happy that they’ve found someone whose morning breath makes them giddy. You’re thrilled that you’ll never have to field another late night phone call from them about how they are scared to choke on a ham sandwich and die alone like Mama Cass. Really, you’re glad they…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 25, 2013
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