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Singlism

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.

"Our Bodies, Ourselves": 40 Years on, Still Circling the Globe

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bella DePaulo

There are some truths about women's health that may now seem self-evident, but perhaps would not be so obvious if it were not for the ideas espoused, starting so long ago, by "Our Bodies, Ourselves."

Shriver Report: Get Married, Have Kids, Then We'll Speak to Your Issues

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

I'll highlight some remarkable and conventional-wisdom-defying findings from the report that were published but never headlined.

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.

New York Times Reporter Thinks Single Women Fear Intimacy; I'm Afraid He's Wrong

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

New York Times reporter John Tierney recently described a study that supposedly showed that "single women are particularly drawn to other people's partners." But his interpretation is not supported by relevant data.

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.

Newsweek's Misleading Account of Latest Marriage Study

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

A new day has dawned, and with it another study of marriage misrepresented in the media: as always, implying that getting married results in better outcomes than it actually does.

Marital Mentalities: The Changes are Historic, and We're Living Them

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

There's a lot of matrimania going on but I suspect that's not a sign of how secure we are about the place of marriage in our lives, but how insecure.

"Avoid Marriage," Advises Atlantic Writer

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Who is happier and psychologically stronger - people who got married and then got unmarried, or people who stayed single? The answer, in just about every study I've ever reviewed, is people who have stayed single.

For the Love of Blogging

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

When I first started blogging, I never imagined it would become one of my favorite things to do.

More about Sonia Sotomayor, From Someone Who Knew Her at Yale

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Rachel Moran: "The stigma of singledom seems to have disappeared when it comes to qualifying for high office, both for men like David Souter and women like Sonia Sotomayor."

USA Today Reporter Responds to Blog Post

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

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Promoting Marriage-Promotion with Dubious Scientific Claims: USA Today's Feature Story

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

USA Today is very excited about marriage. Splashed across the front page of the Health and Behavior section, set off by a colorful illustration, was t...

Get Married, Live Longer? It's a Myth

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

When the authors of The Case claimed that getting married saved men's lives, they did so by acting as if the men who got divorced or widowed did not actually get married.

The Unmarried Electorate: 60% Obama, 33% McCain

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

But where is the love? When was the last time you heard about this demographic juggernaut on Morning Joe? Where are the network stories or the feature articles in newspapers or magazines?

What's With the Cat, and Other Questions about Singles and Their Pets

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

One time, a publication that interviewed me about Singled Out sent someone to take a picture of me at home. The photographer asked what my book was ab...

It's Singles Week - Someone Tell Newsweek There Are 100 Million of Us and We Vote

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

This week, September 21-27, is National Singles Week. If you think it is unnecessary to do a bit of consciousness-raising about people who are single ...

True or False: Married People Healthiest, but Singles Catching Up

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Even allowing for the approach that makes marriage look better than it really is, the differences in health between the currently-married and the always-single are tiny.

BBC Claims Singles Are at Risk for Alzheimer's; I Think the BBC is Losing Its Mind

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

With no reliable differences in the rate of Alzheimer's between the married and the single people, the BBC should not have heralded the "findings" in a headline.