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Dating is a Numbers Game, Just Ask Matteson Perry

Christine Blackburn | Posted 06.15.2016 | Los Angeles
Christine Blackburn

There are a lot of memoirs out there about dating, but few of them are by men, which is what made "Available: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Hookups, Love, a...

The Real Problem With Being Child-Free And Unmarried In Your Mid-30s

Dr. Gunda Windmüller | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
Dr. Gunda Windmüller

A relationship, a marriage even, is not the ne plus ultra of all lifestyles. On the contrary: I've never been as unhappy as I've been in an unhappy relationship. Loneliness in pairs is the worst kind of loneliness.

7 Reasons To Embrace Your Single Status After A Split

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.19.2016 | Divorce

When you've been stuck in a dead-end relationship for years or even decades, the desire to rush into a new one is understandable. You're a relationshi...

Finding it Hard To Fit In: The World of Today's Midlife Singles

Dianne Grattan | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty
Dianne Grattan

As Generation-X-ers and some of us younger Baby Boomers now share the real estate commonly called "midlife," the traditional notions about being singl...

Swiping For Love Makes Me Feel Dead Inside

Jennifer Garam | Posted 04.20.2016 | Women
Jennifer Garam

Sometimes I get into a zone on Tinder, swiping and swiping and swiping, and I don't know how much time has passed. Has it been an hour? Two? I feel like I've swiped left to the entire island of Manhattan but more potential matches just keep on coming.

17 Small But Oh-So-Wonderful Perks Of Being Single

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.15.2016 | Divorce

Fresh out of a relationship and not entirely sure how to feel? Embrace it. Being single is a permission slip to do whatever you want, whenever you wan...

10 Things Every Single Mom Knows To Be True

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.08.2016 | Divorce

In their kids' eyes, single moms are basically superheroes -- but hey, we're guessing even Wonder Woman needs a nap every now and then. Raising kids a...

9 Illustrations For The Single And Not-So-Ready To Mingle

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.06.2016 | Divorce

When you're single, people either assume your downtime looks like this: Or this: The truth, of course, lies somewhere in between: Som...

My Blue Easter

Rev. Michelle L. Torigian | Posted 03.24.2016 | Religion
Rev. Michelle L. Torigian

In 2008, I attended Easter morning worship with my mom and dad at a progressive United Church of Christ congregation. The sermon was engaging. The music was magnificent. Everything about this Easter morning worship was spiritually meaningful. But I was distracted... and distraught.

To the Single Parent

Regan Long | Posted 03.22.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

There are days, more often than not, that no coffee in the world can touch your exhaustion. And when you're ready to tag in your partner... Oh, wait. That's you. You're it.

Teeth Marks in the Cheese: Or the Single Life

Emily Bracken | Posted 03.01.2016 | Women
Emily Bracken

There is so much I love about being single: the spontaneity of my day-to-day, the extra time to indulge people and projects that move me, and Colin Fa...

Wishful Thinking? Good for Bedtime, Bad for Our Lives... or Our Relationships!

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 02.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mario & Diane Cloutier

We were giving a radio interview the other day on our book. It was one of those interviews where you could just sense that the show host had never rea...

12 Things Single People Hear All The Time (That Married People Don't)

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.21.2016 | Divorce

Being in a relationship shields you from a lot of unsolicited advice. Unfortunately, when you're newly single or divorced, everyone and their mother s...

18 Damn Good Reasons To Embrace Being Single

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.18.2016 | Divorce

As much as divorce sucks, the period after a marriage ends is a unique opportunity to finally be a little selfish again and take your needs firmly off...

A Glimmer of Hope in the City of Romantic Insanity

Nina Camp | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Nina Camp

If even 10% of the single men in New York who are even 50% interested in entering into a committed relationship would begin to reflect on thoughts like these -- or, actually, those exact thoughts -- there would be much less loneliness in this city.

A Letter To My Not So Happy Single Self

Jessica Semaan | Posted 01.07.2016 | Women
Jessica Semaan

You will have your great relationship. It might not end up in marriage, but who said marriage is for everyone? Who said entrepreneurship is for everyone? Or college is for everyone? Optimize for true love, not marriage, not deadlines.

9 Reminders That Being Alone Is Far From Being Lonely

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.05.2016 | Divorce

The impulse to jump into a relationship (or something resembling one --ahem, Tinder rebound) is strong after a divorce or big breakup. But choosing t...

8 New Year’s Resolutions For When You're Single And Not Dating

Bustle | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.30.2015 | Divorce

We have finally reached that time of year when many people decide to makeNew Year’s resolutions. With one year behind us and a brand new one to conq...

7 Reasons You Keep Falling For The Wrong Guy

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.28.2015 | Divorce

Are you ready to settle down, just not with any of the guys you've been dating lately? Below, relationship experts share seven reasons you may be attr...

8 Reasons Being Single Is Better Than Being In A Mediocre Relationship

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.28.2015 | Divorce

Being coupled up should not be the end goal of your personal life: Being truly happy, regardless of what your relationship status is, should always be...

15 Honest Holiday Cards Any Newly Single Person Will Appreciate

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.07.2015 | Divorce

If you're friends with someone who's newly single, chances are, he or she is in need of some serious cheering up this holiday season. (It's hard not t...

This Is How You Break Up With Someone In Only 5 Words

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.01.2015 | Divorce

Think breaking up is hard to do? Try doing it in 140 characters or less. On Monday, @Midnight host Chris Hardwick and his team got the hashtag #BreakU...

58 Benefits Of Being Single During The Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 11.19.2015 | Comedy

'Tis the season to fly solo! While commercials try to convince you that the holidays are all about guys who love going to Jared, we both know what the...

11 Tips For Surviving The Holidays (With Or Without a Date)

Brita Long | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women
Brita Long

Who needs a significant other when you have good friends, good books and good wine?

15 Things That Will Help Any Girl Fall In Love With Life

Sonya Matejko | Posted 11.10.2015 | Women
Sonya Matejko

A single woman should never settle. This applies to men, good wine, coffee, her salary, and anything else important to her.