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The Single Life

For All The 'Happily' Single Women

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 07.30.2014 | 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
Unwritten

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Why I've Decided To Remain Single

Stanley Ely | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

Statistics point to single people filling more of the population today than ever, so many that I wrote a book about a dozen of them.

I'm The Guy Who Is Always 'Just A Friend'

Bustle | Posted 06.18.2014 | Women
Bustle

You'd be shocked how easily the thought I really like you as a person but I'm not attracted or interested in dating you can be conveyed with just the flicker of an eyelid.

18 Lessons Learned Being Single In NYC

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

If anything, being in this city will help you realize one thing: You're going to be just fine.

Why Dating Exit Interviews Should Exist

Jen Glantz | Posted 05.15.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

The other day, I paused while deep conditioning my hair in the shower and began to think long and hard about what I did to screw up my last date with this guy I was starting to like. Like really like.

3 Lies And 1 Truth About Why You're Still Single

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 05.12.2014 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

There are lots of reasons us singles are "still" single -- ranging from "because I want to be" to "I'm a raving sociopath." But after a tremendous amount of thought, I have come to the conclusion that for most of us somewhere in the middle, the explanations are pure BS.

15 Truths About Love I Wish I'd Known 15 Years Ago

Therese Schwenkler | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Therese Schwenkler

I want to pour this love over you until every inch of you is covered like the ice cream at the bottom of a heaping hot fudge sundae.

I'm Heartbroken Over A Man I've Never Met

Melanie Notkin | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Melanie Notkin

To be single and 42 in New York is at once exhilarating and depressing, empowering and debilitating. It's everything you've ever wanted it to be and nothing you'd ever imagined, all at the same time.

10 Inspiring Reminders To Love Yourself Today, And Every Day Of The Year

Posted 02.14.2014 | Divorce

What's the message we here at HuffPost are taking to heart this Valentine's Day? It's a quote from the Sufi poet Rumi. "Your task is not to seek for l...

A Cynic's Guide To Valentine's Day

Lisa Arends | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women
Lisa Arends

For the single, it is an acute reminder of their uncoupled state. For the partnered, it is a day fraught with expectations that are unattainable. And for those in undefined relationships, it is a holiday filled with questions and a delicate dance of protocol.

6 Things I Know About Being Single Now That I'm In My 40s

Melanie Notkin | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Melanie Notkin

This is what I know for sure: Love is still ahead of me and I won't settle for anything less. And if I'm lucky, neither will he.

8 Things I Know About Being Single Now That I'm In My 20s

Jen Glantz | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

Of course, it'll be a mess. But it will be your mess. And it will be a whole lot of fun to clean up. After all, you're only in your 20s. You have time.

5 Things To Say When Someone Asks Why You Aren't Married

Nimati Emam | Posted 03.27.2014 | Women
Nimati Emam

Those who take their time are aware that life is not only about the wedding, the honeymoon and the first couple of years, and they are realistic enough to understand that love doesn't come after you get married -- well at least not the kind of love they want.

20 Ways Married Women Let Our Single Friends Down

Wendy Widom | Posted 03.11.2014 | Women
Wendy Widom

If you're like me, you figured out pretty quickly that marriage is not a magic bullet. It does not take away your problems or improve your self-esteem. So, why do we subtly pressure our friends to join us?

I'm In My Mid-20s, And I've Been Single For My Entire Life

Katie Heaney | Posted 03.16.2014 | Women
Katie Heaney

People have interesting reactions when you tell them you've never had a boyfriend and you're over the age of 21. Most girls are pretty good at acting like they aren't shocked, because most of them have at least one friend who doesn't date as much as the others for whom they've learned to be uncondescendingly empathetic.

6 Rules For Crafting The Perfect Online Dating Profile

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

If you're at all familiar with the online dating scene, you know that there are few things less fun than trying to craft a witty/desirable/humorous/qu...

10 Things You Feel When You're Single During The Holidays

Jen Glantz | Posted 02.22.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

While all the couples are off doing couples things like holding hands while ice skating through Central Park, feeding each other pieces of pie or taking selfies smooching underneath mistletoe, us single folk are left feeling like this...