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Living Alone

Mobile Safety Products That Can Help Seniors on the Go

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.10.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are actually a number of medical alert products on the market today that give seniors the flexibility to call for help both inside and outside the home.

13 Ways You Own Your Inner Slob When You Live Alone

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 08.05.2015 | HuffPost Home

Nothing says freedom like leaving dirty socks on the floor for weeks on end or eating dinner in front of the TV. Growing up, most families had rules ...

8 Reasons Why Living on Your Own is Good for You in All the Worst Ways

Ishanee Chanda | Posted 07.08.2015 | College
Ishanee Chanda

There will be days when the solitude weighs on your bones and the rainstorms refuse to give way. But those are the days that count the most because you survive them and realize that it is possible to have water in your lungs and still be able to breathe; it's what pushes you to swim to shore.

Alone Doesn't Mean Lonely

Jessica Denis | Posted 06.25.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

There is a difference. I live my life for the most part, alone. I go to movies, and dinner, car shows and sporting events and everything else I do for enjoyment. I do not have a partner or someone I share my life with.

4 Honest Perks Of Living Alone Post-Split

Marie Forster | Posted 06.17.2015 | Divorce
Marie Forster

Shortly after my divorce, some friends decided I needed to get out and have some fun. I was teetering on the edge of becoming a shut-in, so I reluctantly agreed. In an effort to pamper myself, I decided to buy a dress.

17 Things Nobody Tells You About Living Alone

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.20.2015 | HuffPost Home

Living alone may be simultaneously the most empowering and harrowing experience of life as a homeowner or renter. While there's potential for unlimite...

People Who Don't Do Stuff Alone Are Missing Out

Sara Eckel | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

When my friend first told me she was afraid to go out alone, I was surprised. But then I remembered that my first solo excursions were pretty uncomfortable, especially on weekend nights.

Why You Should Go To The Movies (And Do Other Stuff) Alone

New York Magazine | Jesse Singal | Posted 04.28.2015 | World

Would you go to a movie alone? For some people, the question elicits a quick and easy nod — of course! Why not? For others, panic: The idea of sitti...

The Surprising Impact Social Interaction Has On Longevity

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.12.2015 | Fifty

These days, thanks to cell phones and computers, it's easier than you'd think to spend a day without speaking to a soul other than Siri or the pizza d...

Why I Don't Date

TueNight | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women

I stopped seeing myself as a have-not and started appreciating what I have, which were all the things that didn't require a plus-one.

Don't Fear the Cupid

Sara Eckel | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

What if, instead of celebrating yourself on Valentine's Day, you just were yourself? What if you simply acknowledged that being alone on February 14 can be difficult? I'm not saying wallow in it. I'm saying acknowledge that it is hard.

When I Tried To Be a New Yorker

Stephanie Harper | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women
Stephanie Harper

New York became my solution. I'd always had a sort of romantic view of New York, and this would be my opportunity to live out this fantasy.

Boy Friend (New)

Stanley Ely | Posted 01.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Stanley Ely

R recently acquired a new boyfriend. For more than the couple of decades that I've known him, no boyfriend appeared on the radar. Hardly had I heard of an interest in one. R has taken a turn in the road.

Think Living Alone Is The Best Idea Ever? Here's Your Reality Check

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 10.11.2014 | HuffPost Home

As anyone who's ever had a terrible roommate will admit, all it takes is one horror story and the idea of living alone suddenly becomes exponentially ...

16 Undeniably Great Things About Living Alone Again After A Split

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.02.2014 | Divorce

When you've spent years or decades with your spouse, the thought of living on your own again post-split can be a terrifying one. Who's going to take t...

We Eat Half Of Our Meals Alone

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business

About half the time that we sit down to eat, we’re joined by a book, smartphone or just our own thoughts instead of another person. That’s acc...

An Ode to the Roommates I Don't Have

Julie Daniels | Posted 08.23.2014 | Women
Julie Daniels

In the several months I've lived in New York, an important distinction has made itself known to me, and that is the difference between doing things alone and doing things on your own.

Going on Single

Stanley Ely | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

What once may have sounded undesirable or even pitiable is now commonplace and not exceptional -- and not just in big cities.

Why Sometimes It's Better To Date Yourself

Unwritten | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women

The movie Jerry McGuire has done a disservice to humankind everywhere for nearly two decades with the famous line: "You. Complete. Me." This line perpetuates the lie of "The Gap." Nobody completes us. We are already complete. I am already complete.

The Weird Thing 43 Percent Of People Do At Home

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 04.16.2014 | HuffPost Home

Whether you're ready to admit it or not, it's pretty safe to say, cell phones are taking over our lives. No surprises there. But while the jury's stil...

Why We Are Together but Feel Alone

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Umar Zulqarnain

Technology allows us to hide from others while being connected. We can edit who we are, what we say, and how we are perceived. We become willing to dispense with people and comfortable with being dispensed. We can decide when to communicate and how much.

Is Your Life Plagued by Loneliness? Tips to Overcome It

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

Life is too short to waste on suffering from core loneliness. Please heed to my suggestion: Open up, take a chance and access the hidden part of you that deserves true and loving companions. Heal your childhood wounds. Learn to love yourself and eliminate loneliness from your life!

Permesso di Soggiorno

Lisa Condie | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

I wait with them, under the first pink streaks of sunrise. The mass of bodies, huddled close together against the cold, standing in line to achieve permission. The permission we seek is that of living legally in Italy.

10 Simple Ways To Enjoy The Holidays On Your Own

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 02.16.2014 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

What if for any number of reasons -- geography, the high cost of holiday travels, rifts -- you aren't with relatives? And what if you don't have a partner or you're not able to spend the holidays with him or her? Are you doomed to misery? Hogwash! There are lots of ways to enjoy the holidays on your own or with friends.

4 Steps To Finding Inner Strength After Divorce

Shelly Ulaj | Posted 02.12.2014 | Divorce
Shelly Ulaj

I was so used to being taken care of by family and then my husband that I never realized what I truly meant to be a self-sufficient adult.