Posts tagged "singles"

Girl Talk: Going Out To Bars Depresses Me

This weekend I went out on the town. I met one of my only single girlfriends out at a bar, drank a bucket load of prosecco, and watched her make out with an off-duty cop from New Jersey. I made excuses that I was exhausted and was back at home, in bed, at 2 a.m.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 22, 2010

Single For The Holidays: Tips For Making It Fun

As if the holidays aren’t already depressing enough, they can be just a tad bit more depressing when you’re single. There’s no one to buy gifts for, and worse, no one to buy gifts for you. Worse still, after the gift-giving holidays are over, there’s no one to kiss on New Year’s Eve.

Well,…

By: Stephanie Sims / December 22, 2009

Do I Really Need To Say Goodbye To My Single Life Before I Can Find Love?

I was a little bit unsettled when I read a recent Cary Tennis column on Salon called “I’m 32 already. Time to get married!” I realized that I could have written the question myself (well, I just want to meet someone great). A woman is torn between wanting to meet a life partner and wanting…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 12, 2009

Dating Don’ts: Why You’re Still Single

I’ve been writing relationship advice for nearly ten years now and the number-one question I get asked—by readers and friends alike—isn’t anything filthy or even fun. It is: “How come I can’t meet anyone?”

Depending on your situation, there are a variety of answers to this question, but mostly, finding someone to tongue wrestle…

By: Judy McGuire / October 8, 2009

Statia Kealy Thinks You Should Stop Complaining About Being Single

If you ever get down about being single, things could be worse. You could be Statia Kealy, a 106-year-old woman who lives in Ireland and has been single her entire life. But she’s still hopeful. When the photographer for an Irish newspaper took her picture, she said, “I hope you find me a man with…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 9, 2009

Single And Don’t Want To Be? Watch This

“I’m 33 and I have a great job, friends, and family. While I’ve had serious relationships in the past and go on a fair amount of dates, I’m still alone. Why am I still single?” -Tracy, Colorado

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By: YourTango.com / July 5, 2009

5 Kinda Lame Things Single Women Do That Are Actually Fun

Last night, my guy went to watch Megan Fox’s hot body, I mean, “Transformers 2.” One girlfriend wanted me to grab dinner and another wanted to see a movie.

But the only thing I wanted to do was eat half a bag of potato chips for dinner, flip through Women’s Health and paint my…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2009

How To Go To A Bar Alone

Bars exist to create a world of potential. Yet often, they are self-defeating because it’s not all that easy to meet new people in them, especially if you’re hopping with a pack of wingwomen (read: competition, intimidation).

A notion previously reserved for alcoholics, going to a bar alone can be about creating independence…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 24, 2009

Genes Might Influence Why Men Don’t Commit

Bad news for human females, as well as female voles (they’re rodents similar to mice): Swedish scientists have discovered that a man’s reluctance to commit might be in his genes. We’re not exactly sure how scientists figured out rodents don’t like to marry, but hey, whatever.

It’s called the “334 version of the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2009

Is Narcissism Keeping You Single?

It’s no secret that people are getting married later these days than in previous generations, and in this culture of hook-ups and “modern female dating anxiety,” we’re at no loss for theories that explain why. Some people say today’s twentysomethings are delaying marriage to focus on careers and build close friendships instead, but another explanatio…

By: Wendy Atterberry / June 10, 2009

All My Friends Are Getting Married, And I’m, Well, Not Even Close

In the last month or so, three of my close friends have gotten engaged. Meanwhile, I haven’t had a serious relationship for three years. For some reason, whenever I tell people that another one of my pals has a ring on her finger, they get a sad, sympathetic look on their face, like they’re afraid…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 8, 2009

Mourning The Death Of My Single-Girl Friendships

I’m getting married in a little over two months, and though this is a happy, exciting time in my life, there’s a bittersweetness. It started when I moved to New York a year and a half ago to be with my boyfriend. Up until then, our relationship had been long-distance; he was in Manhattan, and…

By: Wendy Atterberry / May 12, 2009

Can Powerful Women Find Love?

Today, more women than ever are wildly ambitious and intellectually curious. According to Harvard Business School’s e-publication “Working Knowledge,” women now make up 35 to 40 percent of business school applicants; women also make up the majority in the undergraduate populations at more than one Ivy League college.

According to the BBC, the average…

By: YourTango.com / May 7, 2009

Quickies!: Ben And Dodger Have A Love/Hate Relationship

Ben and Dodger, both males, seem to be trying to decide who’s the dominant and who’s the submissive. [Dumb As A Blog]
Miley Cyrus went a little bat s**t on a British interview program, unfocused, growling, and making aggressive demands. [Pop Eater]
Kelly McGinnis, 51, who played Tom Cruise’s love interest i…

By: Annika Harris / April 30, 2009

The Upside Of Being Single In A Recession

As a single person, it sometimes feels as if the world is partial to couples. Perhaps you’re like me—tired of checking that “single” box on your tax return while your married counterparts file jointly and gleefully claim dependents. You see a family buying in bulk at the supermarket and wish you could take such cost-saving…

By: DivineCaroline.com / April 16, 2009

Would You Wear A Button That Signifies You’re Single?

A “dating entrepreneur” from Australia has invented something he hopes will make it much easier for singles to approach one another. It’s called a “singles identification badge,” or, um, a button for short. The button costs $22.95, has the url of a dating site printed on it, and gets one access to online forums where…

By: Wendy Atterberry / April 2, 2009

Happies vs. Crappies: Why Some Single Women Just Need To Shut Up, Get Over It, And Get On With It

In a recent column on the Huffington Post, “Why I’m Single,” writer Lea Lane lists all the reasons that she’s still single. Why? So she can send the URL to all the nosy, possibly well-meaning busy-bodies who keep asking her why she isn’t in a relationship.

Lane presents a persuasive case; it almost…

By: Wendy Atterberry / March 30, 2009

How To Tell If A Guy Is Single

The absence of a wedding ring isn’t a tell-tale sign that cutie you’re crushing on is single. So here’s eight definite ways to tell if he’s single, you know, because we don’t want you to be embarrassed or heartbroken. And if you have any signs to add, let us know in the comments.

By: Annika Harris / March 11, 2009

When Do We Get To Meet Our Husbands?

I have been to many social outings lately, from the Sundance Film Festival to parties in Vegas, and I keep hearing women talking about wanting to meet their husbands. Really? Are you sure? Why not write a book or take up guitar lessons or go dance by yourself?

By: DivineCaroline.com / February 19, 2009

Living Alone And Loving It

Here are the things I know for sure: I sleep better with socks on; I prefer Dutch chocolate to Swiss; I look lousy in black and will always wear it anyway; and I will never, ever live with a man again.

By: YourTango.com / February 18, 2009