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Why Kenny Loggins Should Write A Song About Houseplants

Joseph P. Farrell | Posted 06.08.2015 | Comedy
Joseph P. Farrell

Emily surprised me with a new plant on my birthday. We named her Federika. I thanked Emily a thousand times, all the while thinking, Holy, shit, if this thing dies I am totally f*cked. Please, God, don't let this f*cker die.

In Defense Of Being Alone

Lexi Herrick | Posted 05.29.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

We don't need to jump into the arms and beds of different people until one of them decides to stay for a little while longer than the rest. We don't need titles and commitment that's rushed, or done so for any reason influenced by others.

Emma Gray

Why Being A 'Spinster' Has Never Been More Fabulous | Emma Gray | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women

Kate Bolick is a self-proclaimed "spinster." She's over the age of 40, unmarried and -- gasp! -- happy. In 2011, when she was 39, Bolick w...

My Call to Dr. Amy, Relationship Therapist

Nina Camp | Posted 06.16.2015 | Comedy
Nina Camp

Hi, Dr. Amy? You're there! Did you get my message? Great! I called again to add just one more thing. but since I have you, can we talk for like 2 minutes? I have a question about one of the affirmations on your website.

Widow Taking On Online Dating With a Vengeance

Anne M. Seidel | Posted 05.16.2015 | Fifty
Anne M. Seidel

I have been dating off and on for about a year now. I met a guy named Steve who I fell hard for -- he was 17 years younger than me. We had amazing chemistry and so much fun together and it all moved very quickly. He was then deployed to Iraq (that is what I get for dating a younger man).

Complete Me Dot Com

Tricia McCallum | Posted 03.25.2015 | Comedy
Tricia McCallum

In the Bronze Age, before Twitter and speed dating and online match-ups, men and women met each other one of two ways: at church, or via the newspaper classifieds.

5 Things No Single Woman Wants To Hear

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 03.22.2015 | Women
Sarah Thebarge

I know you probably mean this question as a compliment. But if that's the case, just tell me I'm pretty or I'm kind or I'm... whatever. Just affirm me for what you see instead of interrogating me about why a man didn't see it, too.

How To Find True Love, According To ‘The Bachelor'

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.09.2015 | Women

Tonight, the holy grail of so-bad-it’s-good reality TV returns. That’s right, “The Bachelor” is back -- this time starring the all-American fa...

10 New Year's Resolutions For Singles Who Want To Mingle

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 02.28.2015 | Women
Wendy Atterberry

Say yes more. Yes to blind dates, yes to evenings out with friends, yes to the random invite to go ice skating in the park next Saturday, yes to showing your friend's brother around when he's in town next month on business. It's easier to meet people when you actually leave the house.

Every Guy You Meet On Tinder (In 3 Minutes)

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women

It is one thing to endure the dark machismo of Tinder within the confines of your smartphone. It is quite another to encounter it in real life. Wh...

10 Real Benefits Of Being Single For The Holidays

Kate Endres | Posted 02.14.2015 | Women
Kate Endres

You don't have to buy someone something just because they want it. "Oh, you want a new PlayStation game? I just LOVE when you sit in all day and play. Of course I will contribute to the habit!"

Why I'm No Longer A Hopeless Romantic

Madeline Wahl | Posted 02.03.2015 | Women
Madeline Wahl

Something changes when your parents get divorced, when you console your friends after devastating breakups, when an argument changes the course of a relationship and no matter how many apologies happen it's still heading due South.

10 Things To Say Next Time Someone Asks 'Why Aren't You Married Yet?'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.19.2014 | Women

Recently, TIME Magazine ecstatically broke the "news" that women over 30 are still totally "dateable." But here's another newsflash: not all single w...

I'm 45, Single And Childless. No, There's Nothing 'Wrong' With Me.

Melanie Notkin | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Melanie Notkin

I hadn't planned it this way. I have always been open to love and relationships. I have held on to hope and to expectations and to dreams and to grief and to men I should have let go of much sooner.

I've Been Single for Years -- And I'm More Than OK With It

Ravishly | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women

While many of my friends spend hours trying to dissect what that lack of an exclamation point in a text really means, I'm free to frolic about and do whatever the hell I please.

4 Shades of Childless Women, Part II

Marcy Cole, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women
Marcy Cole, Ph.D.

Choose to be mindful, conscious and attentive about one of your life's most important decisions. Tune in to both sides of your inner dialogue. Bust through the beliefs based on distortion, fear and limitation. Clarity will emerge... just stick with it.

For All The 'Happily' Single Women

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 09.29.2014 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

We are intelligent, goal-oriented and determined. We are attractive enough, involved in numerous activities and not too shy. We like to think we have our lives together, that we are people worth knowing, worth being invested in. Yet we are also single.

Now That I'm No Longer A Girlfriend

Lexi Herrick | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

I thought I couldn't be me without him. I thought I couldn't be me without someone else. What I didn't understand was that I shouldn't have to be someone's girlfriend to be "someone" to myself.

Charlize Theron Knows She Doesn't Need A Husband To Be Happy

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 05.30.2014 | Women

One of the world's most beautiful women doesn't care that she's pretty or that she's not married. Yes, Charlize Theron is for real. In an intervie...

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.

Why We Should Be Celebrating Other's Day

Melanie Notkin | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Melanie Notkin

When those of us who are childless by circumstance -- and the majority of childless women want or wanted children within the context of a relationship -- don't speak honestly about our experience, we continue to remain the silent majority.

You Don't Know What #ForeverAlone Looks Like Until You've Seen This

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.05.2014 | Divorce

It's Saturday night and you're sitting on the couch in your favorite grey sweatpants, the ones with at least three condiment stains from three differe...

Emma Gray

What This Woman Learned About Love From Going To 30 Weddings | Emma Gray | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women

Last year I attended four beautiful weddings. In the next six months, I'll go to five. This morning, I was invited to my first wedding of 2015... in A...

Rebecca Adams

If You Feel Bad About Being Single, It's Not Because You're Single | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.29.2014 | Women

"You're so great -- why don't you have a boyfriend?" This misguided compliment, often doled out to young successful women, has given birth to a new...