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Why It Sucks To Be Single On Someone Else's Big Day

Oritte Bendory | Posted 11.12.2011 | Divorce
Oritte Bendory

If you're going to a wedding without a swim buddy, rain or shine, you have to know what to expect. Or leave your Blackberry in your hotel to avoid needy impulse texting.

WATCH: The Funniest 'Why I'm Single' Tweets On Fallon

Posted 11.08.2011 | Comedy

This week's Late Night hashtag on Fallon cut right to the chase: reasons people think they're single. The resulting tweets aren't your run-of-the-mill...

Is "Career Woman" the New "Spinster?"

Melanie Notkin | Posted 09.26.2011 | Women
Melanie Notkin

"I know a lot of women like you," said my date, admitting he was trying to figure out why a 'great girl' like me was still single.

Q& A With Valerie Rains, Editor of Budget Travel's Girlfriend Getaways

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 07.20.2011 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Friendships need to be nurtured and travel -- even for a weekend -- allows friends to see new places, strengthen vital ties, and create shared memorie...

So What If Monica Lewinsky Is Single? An Open Letter to the Daily Mail

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Kramer Bussel

I read the Daily Mail's article on Monica Lewinsky twice and, after coming away with no new information about her each time, am puzzled over why they would print this. Is her single status really news?

Five Reasons to Travel Alone

Sasha Cagen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Sasha Cagen

Traveling alone still gives me a thrill -- but it's not scary anymore, I've done it so much. The sense of risk and heightened reward is what draws me to it.

WATCH: The Independent Girl's Guide To Valentine's Day

Erin Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

QUESTION: Is Valentine's Day for couples only? ANSWER: NO! If you're single this Valentine's Day, follow my tips to make sure your Valentine's Day ...

V-Day Survival Guide for the Suddenly Single

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Hello My Darlings, As you may soon realize, there will be a rash of breakups around Valentine's Day, as with every holiday that requires our lovers ...

The Top 5 Ways To Go From 'Dateable' To 'Mateable'

Marcy Cole, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcy Cole, Ph.D.

I believe that for those of you awaiting your beloved, you can experience the dating phase leading to the mating phase in a way that is reflective of your heart's deepest desires.

Can't Find Love? Here's Why

Marnie Nir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marnie Nir

Most single people are unaware that their inability to find love has nothing to do with a dearth of potential partners, but with their inability to look at themselves.

Alone For The Holidays? No Problem

Robert Leahy, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

Are you single and dreading the holidays? You may feel alone, but you are not. 45 percent of the adult population is single. 27 percent of households are a person living alone.

Am I Ready For My Steady? The Consequential Questions

Kate Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Kate Brown

I have to admit, it's been a good long while since I've had a steady boyfriend.

Be Grateful for Being Single

Sasha Cagen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sasha Cagen

The American holiday Thanksgiving is approaching, and with it, millions of families (and urban tribes like mine, pictured above) will gather to gobble...

Facebook Movie: The Arrogance of Achievement vs. the Arrogance of Inheritance

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Bella DePaulo

The word on the street is that the Facebook movie, The Social Network, ruins Mark Zuckerberg's reputation. I'm not so sure.

Ask Maddisen: How to Rise from the Ashes of Divorce

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

Be open to the support and collaboration of others. Be willing to receive what you want or something better for your highest good and the highest good of all concerned.

How To Say I Love You

Jennifer Hunt & Dan Baritchi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hunt & Dan Baritchi

The trick is to keep it casual and relaxed. Introduce the word "love" into your relationship gradually. Say things like "I love when you do that," "I love the way I feel when we're together."

How Does It Feel to Be a Black, Female, Single Problem?

Farai Chideya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Farai Chideya

It's open season on black womanhood. Nightline became the latest media outlet to tackle the issue of why black women aren't married. The problem is not the topic, but the approach.

Best Friends Day: The Soundtrack of our Friendship

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Is there a woman my age (approaching 60) who doesn't remember singing along to "You've Got a Friend" with James Taylor or with Carol King on her Tapestry album?

Is It Okay to Date a Younger Man?

Jennifer Hunt & Dan Baritchi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hunt & Dan Baritchi

Sometimes age differences are a big deal and sometimes they're not. Here's how to know if the age difference between you and your beau is a big deal, and what you should do if it is.

Sandra Bullock, David Brooks, and Misleading Claims About Marrying

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

In his column today, David Brooks writes that, "According to [one study], being married produces a psychic gain equivalent to more than $100,000 a year." What exactly does this mean?

Who's Really Nuts, 20/20 or the 'Crazy Cat Ladies'?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

20/20 recently treated its viewers to a condescending pity-party for the women it calls 'crazy cat ladies.' The segment, with an accompanying article online, was so over-the-top that it was almost a parody of itself.

Two Scholars Ask: What if Marriage Is Bad for Us?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Marriage is not for everyone, and people who want to stay single should not be targeted with singlism because of it.

Mastering the Art of Aloneness

Lauren Mackler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Mackler

If you believe that you can only be happy with a partner, you keep waiting for someone to rescue you. The challenge is to break the patterns that keep you from living your life to the fullest.

Sex Magic: Fuel Your Dreams Into Reality

Dr. Elsbeth Meuth and Freddy Zental Weaver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elsbeth Meuth and Freddy Zental Weaver

I came across sex magic in the context of my tantric studies and teacher training a number of years ago. I've learned to marry my orgasmic energy with an intention to manifest what I wanted to bring into reality.

Marriage and Health: Et Tu, New York Times?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

I am disappointed with the recent Times article that claims that married people tend to be healthier than single people. Here's why the piece is misleading.