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Advice for Single Women

Do You Keep Wondering Why You're Still Single?

Kavita J. Patel | Posted 08.03.2015 | Women
Kavita J. Patel

In my work with hundreds of smart, successful, single women over the years, their initial question to me is usually the same: "Why am I still single?" Underneath that question is pain. Start to see the reasons you have created in your mind to keep you stuck.

Dating At 40 Is Messy

Abby King | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Abby King

The benefit of dating when you're pushing 40 is that you know when it's right. And if you've paid attention, then you know that sustaining a meaningful and long-lasting relationship isn't about being clean; it's ALL about how you clean up the mess.

13 Things I Wish I Knew In My Early 20s

Samantha Matt | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Samantha Matt

The longer you wait to start a new life, the more settled you'll feel where you are and the older you'll be. You're only in your early 20s once and the time goes by quickly. If you want to try something new, now is the time.

The Bachelor Weirdness Summed Up by Blake Shelton and SNL

Taylor Marsh | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Taylor Marsh

The Bachelor is an impossible situation for women who don't know themselves and who aren't confident. Sharing deeply traumatic events too early when meeting someone may heal you, but it won't solidify the ground on which a lasting partnership can be built.

Why Alone Doesn't Mean Lonely

Unwritten | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women
Unwritten

This is the time to reframe what it means to be single. Consider everything you have that makes your heart full without being in a relationship right now.

Amazing Sex Is My Blessing And Curse

Di Ana Pisarri | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women
Di Ana Pisarri

"You are exactly what he needs, so if he is ready, it will be perfect. If not, don't stay for the sex." Well... I stayed for the sex.

13 Reasons Wine Is Better Than a Significant Other

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.12.2015 | Women
Samantha Matt

Wine knows everyone at the party. And even if wine didn't know everyone at the party, wine would be totally social because no one has a problem talking when wine is involved.

Conflict Resolution in Healthy Relationships

Sheila Blagg | Posted 12.22.2014 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Conflicts are an unpreventable part of any relationship, but how you deal with those conflicts can make or break the healthiness of your partnership. In order to resolve your dispute, no matter how big or small it is, follow these steps...

29 Tips For Surviving All Your Friends Getting Married

Literally, Darling | Posted 10.18.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Pinterest. Rustic charm. $200 bridesmaid dresses. We're at that time in our lives where pretty much all of our friends are getting hitched, and for those of us that aren't (at least not right now), it can be pretty exhausting.

How to Get That Second Date

Sheila Blagg | Posted 10.04.2014 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

It's tempting to put on your "best face" for a first date, but make sure that "best face" is actually yours. Be true to yourself -- otherwise, even if you do keep dating, you'll be setting yourself and your date up for disappointment.

6 Reasons Not to Stress About Being Single

Chevonne Harris | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Chevonne Harris

Being alone does not mean you have to be lonely. And it certainly doesn't mean you have to spend every waking hour looking for someone to share your alone time with.

6 Reasons You Shouldn't Feel Bad About Being Single

Jen Glantz | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

You're not the only person who feels perpetually single or the only person who feels like they are never, ever going to find anyone. We should accept that there is nothing wrong with us.

The Truth About Being Single on Valentine's Day

Jen Glantz | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

8 p.m.: You flirt with the delivery guy who rings your doorbell to drop off a stuffed-crust pizza. "Are you hungry?" You ask. "Do you want to come in for a slice?" He asks you to hurry up and sign the receipt. "It's Valentine's Day," he reminds you. "I need to get home to be with my girlfriend."

5 Things To Say When Someone Asks Why You Aren't Married

Nimati Emam | Posted 03.27.2014 | Women
Nimati Emam

Those who take their time are aware that life is not only about the wedding, the honeymoon and the first couple of years, and they are realistic enough to understand that love doesn't come after you get married -- well at least not the kind of love they want.

How to Attract a Partner In 7 Easy Steps

Stacia Pierce | Posted 03.24.2014 | Women
Stacia Pierce

You can exponentially increase the opportunities for running into your ideal partner if you try my attract-a-partner steps. I used these steps after my devastating divorce and in one year, I was remarried to my ideal man.

Getting Over The Fear Of Never Getting Engaged

Erika Sales | Posted 02.13.2014 | Women
Erika Sales

It's lurking in your Facebook feed, newspaper, J.Crew catalogue, favorite magazine and kitchen sink office chatter. It's the "fear of never getting engaged," and this month, it's coming at you with full force. Buckle up, because we're barely a week in.

Being Single: How to Handle Loneliness

Whitney Caudill | Posted 10.06.2013 | Women
Whitney Caudill

One of the shocking responses I got from friends after a break-up was how "brave" I was for ending the relationship. "Brave?" I asked. "Yes," they said, because "most women at your age would have just stayed in order to have someone."

The Real 'Secret' To Getting Married

Melanie Notkin | Posted 09.19.2013 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Being single is seen as a chronic problem that needs to be solved and those who just had it solved want to share their secret, i.e. the secret to finding love and getting married.

The Single Woman on Her New Book Life, Love and a Dash Of Sass

Jill Knapp | Posted 09.11.2013 | Women
Jill Knapp

I'm still single because I'm finding myself before I look for love. I'm still single because I haven't met the person I'm meant to spend my life with and anything less than the best won't do. And I'm still single, quite simply, because I'm too fabulous to settle

4 Things Every Woman Should Do Before She Gets Married

Melissa Chapman | Posted 06.19.2013 | Women
Melissa Chapman

If I had the luxury of what I know now after 14 years of marriage back when I was an unattached single girl living in the city, what would I say to my younger self?

Why You Should Try Speed Dating

Kate Mirkin | Posted 06.04.2013 | Women
Kate Mirkin

"OMG. Are you serious?" That was the common reaction from my girlfriends when I told them, a bit sheepishly, that I had signed up for a speed dating event.

Are We Giving Our Power Away?

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 04.09.2013 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

Lately, everywhere I turn I see, hear, or read the same message: There are no good single men left. For a variety of reasons, I refuse to believe this to be true.

How To Survive The Couple-Happy Holidays: 7 Tips For The Newly Single

Maryjane Fahey | Posted 01.29.2013 | Women
Maryjane Fahey

Well, ladies, the holidays are upon us. And you just made it through Thanksgiving... perhaps solo for the first time in years. Not so easy, is it?

Why I'm OK With Being Single

Amy Chan | Posted 01.12.2013 | Women
Amy Chan

I've heard it all -- my clock is ticking and I need to do this and that in order to secure a partner. But what if right now, I'm happy with where I am? Who is to say that I need to do anything except be open?

When 'You Complete Me' Doesn't Cut It

Nidhi Berry | Posted 11.29.2011 | Women
Nidhi Berry

Some of my friends have suggested that I'm single because I've "got it all too figured out." I've always found that remark vaguely disturbing