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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.

I Could Use a Husband to Uninstall My AC

Jennifer Garam | Posted 11.10.2015 | Women
Jennifer Garam

As a single woman who lives by myself, for the most part I'm able to enjoy my solo life without being plagued by loneliness, longing, or even the sense that I'm missing out on some essential part of existence by being uncoupled. But every so often situations arise that highlight my husbandlessness.

One on One: Dating, Relationships, and Why Single Isn't Always So Bad

Sarah Jacobs | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Jacobs

We sat on the Upper East Side rooftop. I hated the words coming out of my mouth. I hated the way his eyes looked. They were so wide. And with the ligh...

Freezing Your Eggs at Fortysomething

Francesca Maxime | Posted 11.06.2015 | Women
Francesca Maxime

I want women to know to just freeze their eggs if they want to. And for younger women, take a minute when you're in your 20's or 30's and just freeze them if you think having kids later in life is important to you. Because life happens - and sometimes things you think will line up, don't.

When You're On Your Phone in the Elevator I Feel So Close To You

Nina Camp | Posted 11.02.2015 | Comedy
Nina Camp

Hey, I'm so sorry. I totally get that you're in a private conversation, and I know we don't know each other and it's just coincidence we're in this small confined space together. But can I confess this funny feeling I'm having? It's about your friend - did you call him Steve?

7 Ways To Embrace Being On Your Own After Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.29.2015 | Divorce

After splitting from a spouse, it can feel as if you've been stripped of your identity. So to help you adjust to being on your own again, we asked di...

10 Reasons Why Being Single In Fall Rocks

Annabel Acton | Posted 10.16.2015 | Women
Annabel Acton

Couples going apple picking, on hayrides, carving pumpkins. I mean c'mon! Don't let these cutesy autumn-date photos bombarding your newsfeed put you in the dumps. Being single in the Fall is actually the best, and here's why.

10 Inspiring Quotes To Read Again And Again After A Split

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.21.2015 | Divorce

The weeks and months after a split can leave you feeling shaken up and completely unsure of yourself.  You've spent years and maybe even decades...

Envious Of Couples Post-Split? Here's How To Deal

Divorced Moms | Posted 08.11.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

Staring at someone's happy family vacation photos of mom, dad, and the kids or watching loving couples set up their daughter's dorm room does bring pangs of sadness for what I've missed.

A Meaningful Video For All Of Us Who Do. Not. Want A Relationship

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.04.2015 | Women

Life is hard when you categorically do. not. want a relationship.  One day, you're sharing cheese fries and watching Netflix and t...

9 Tips For The Newly Single From The Finally Married

Treva Brandon | Posted 08.05.2015 | Divorce
Treva Brandon

I learned a lot on my 51-year journey as a single woman. Life lessons I gleaned in the happiest of times, and in the darkest days.

My Friends Are Celebrating Their Marriages. I'd Rather Celebrate Myself.

Dr. Gunda Windmüller | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Dr. Gunda Windmüller

Recently, more and more of my friends are getting engaged, getting married, and having kids. Actually, it's pretty much everyone. But that's not all. This whole business of engagement and marriage also paves the way for complete lifestyle changes.

Why Are People So Threatened By Alternative Relationships?

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

As an observer, participant and writer who focuses on the evolving relationships model, I'm more interested in what Tessier's readers have to say, though I am behind Tessier every step of the way. Why are people so threatened by alternative models when it comes to relationships?

When Things Don't Just Suck, They Bite: How Staying Strong Is Not Always the Strongest Choice

Sarah Jacobs | Posted 07.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Jacobs

It's that feeling that the world is vicious. Like in a scary movie, trees and cityscapes come to life with grimaces and cackling laughter. Life sudden...

Marriage: A Good Deal or an Ordeal?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.13.2015 | Weddings
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

There are lots of expectations about what marriage will provide that motivate people to choose it over the single life. Including... Love Co...

When the New "Cool" Becomes Getting Married and Having Kids

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.30.2015 | Weddings
Jennifer Twardowski

I'm 28 years old. Single and childless. And even though I'm currently in a relationship, marriage and children are hardly on the top of my list of "things to accomplish in the next 5 years."

Candace Bushnell On Why It's Still Harder To Be Single

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women

Candace Bushnell, the writer of an essay collection that turned into beloved television show "Sex and the City" -- known for the glammest girl squad t...

12 Quotes To Remind You That Being Single Is A Wonderful Thing

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.09.2015 | Divorce

The single life is severely underrated. In addition to doing whatever you want, whenever you damn please, being single -- and no longer having to devo...

The Greatest Advice Ever on How to Romantically Protect Yourself

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 05.20.2015 | Divorce
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

I am worn out by the needless tears, heartache, and crazy ex stories, all because of people's bad decision-making, so even though teaching singles to make wise choices will severely hurt my counseling practice, I am willing to take the hit.

22 Underrated Perks Of Being Single

The Huffington Post | Voices Editors | Posted 05.12.2015 | Divorce

Let's face it: "single" is often considered the worst of relationship statuses. So many of us are in such a rush to couple up, we never ...

Advice For The Man Who Asks Me To Marry Him

Brittany Parker | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Brittany Parker

If my heart's chosen one -- who should probably hurry up -- attempts to propose to me in any of these ways, I will kick him out of the house.

Single Guys Reveal What They REALLY Think About Women Over 50

Treva Brandon | Posted 06.16.2015 | Fifty
Treva Brandon

I wanted to know how men feel about dating fellow boomers, so I gathered up a few of my middle-aged guy friends, bought them a few beers, and picked their brains about their dating life: the good, bad, and ugly. They were buzzed just enough to let it rip.

5 Ironclad Rules For Getting Through Your Breakup

Phoebe Fox | Posted 06.05.2015 | Women
Phoebe Fox

Even if we're not in love, it can be hard to walk away from something, however imperfect, when loneliness is the other option. If you're beginning to realize the relationship you're in is headed for a dead end, here are a few tips to help get you through the worst of it.