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18 Lessons Learned Being Single In NYC

Jen Glantz | Posted 04.11.2014 | 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 03.15.2014 | 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 03.12.2014 | 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 03.07.2014 | 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 03.04.2014 | 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...

The Most Important Thing I've Learned About Being Single

Megan Baldwin | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Megan Baldwin

Honestly, is it all that bad or are we just holding onto the notion of how bad it is as some sort of mangled, spit-soaked single girl security blanket? As in, it's not my fault I'm still single: insert links to various It Happened To Me stories here.

Congratulations on Your Excellent Orgasm!

Nina Camp | Posted 02.04.2014 | Comedy
Nina Camp

Hearing someone else's hotel sex can be frustrating, but your orgasm was so festive, I found myself cheering you on. And then you had that great cry after. Was it a real sob?

All My Friends Are Engaged

Jen Glantz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

Never, not once, in my four years of prerequiste classes did anyone sit me down and give me the birds and the bees lecture that just a few minutes after my mommy framed my diploma, all my compadres would jump ship and get engaged.

I'm 44 And Single -- Here's What I Know About Love

Melanie Notkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Melanie Notkin

There are good dates, bad dates and forgettable dates. And there are dates that feel ethereal. They are rare, rarer than a much desired sun shower on desert-hot day. And sometimes, they last just that long, just long enough for us to remember a connection with someone can exist.

Please Stop Asking Us Why We're Single

Jen Glantz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

You say it like there's something seriously wrong with me; something that's been accumulating for a while and I didn't work hard enough to prevent, like gingivitis.

10 Dating Truths No One Tells You

Jen Glantz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

Do me a favor. Will you? Take your stack of worn-out, tear-stained, dating advice books and throw them out. All they'll do is twist your thoughts, your judgments and your actions around like a tangled computer chord, leaving you acting like some kind of robotic monster who says and does things completely out of character.

I'm Single ... And Totally Bored With These 5 Questions

Eleanore S. Wells | Posted 12.29.2013 | Women
Eleanore S. Wells

For those who still get tripped up over meeting a woman who has never been married, here are five questions that I (and women like me) would like not to be asked again.

What I Learned From My Failed OKCupid Date

Jennifer Garam | Posted 12.13.2013 | Women
Jennifer Garam

Sure, it was only one date and I didn't really know him, but a few years ago that wouldn't have stopped me from becoming inconsolable if he wasn't in touch.

Why More Jewish Women Are Staying Single

Melanie Notkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Earlier today, Pew Research released A Portrait of American Jewry, the first study of American Jewish life in over 10 years. It seems love and marriage are more elusive than ever before for Jewish women and men in America.

Being Single: How to Handle Loneliness

Whitney Caudill | Posted 10.06.2013 | Women
Whitney Caudill

One of the shocking responses I got from friends after a break-up was how "brave" I was for ending the relationship. "Brave?" I asked. "Yes," they said, because "most women at your age would have just stayed in order to have someone."

WATCH: Is Being Single Really This Lonely?

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.06.2013 | Women

"It's About A Girl" is a new web series from filmmaker Andrew Jenks, charting the experience of looking for love in your twenties -- and what happens ...