Being Single

Artist Perfectly Captures The Intimate Magic Of Living Alone

HuffPost | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Living alone definitely has its moments. In fact, it can be downright awesome. And Yaoyao Ma Van As, a 34-year-old painter and illustrator in Los Ang...

These Are The Undeniable Perks Of Being Single

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Romcoms may have you believe that being in a relationship is the be all and end all, but in reality, being single can be pretty damn great. On Reddit,...

11 Things Everyone Learns When They Are Single

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For many people being single is just the desolate wasteland of time between one long-term partner and the next, spent constantly on the hunt for your ...

Woman Documents Life As A Third Wheel, Speaks To Every Single Person In Existence

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has been documenting her life as a permanent third wheel, showing single people everywhere they’re not alone. The unnamed woman posts hilari...

11 Reasons That January Is The Best Time Of Year To Be Single

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

So you’ve found yourself flying solo into the new year, and you’re feeling like the world has really fucked you over. Why now, and not in the sum...

Here Are 11 Reasons Why Being Single Over The Holidays Is Better Than Being In A Relationship

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone bangs on about summer being the time to be single, but actually you are all overlooking the sheer joy of a commitment-free Christmas period. ...

Eight Ways Single People Get F*cked

Kylie Barton | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

Society is structured for those who cohabit. These beings can blissfully skip through the grey landscape looking down their raised noses at those who walk alone. Like the token awkward third wheel to society, the singleton is shamed, shunned, and at a significant disadvantage when it comes to most things.

Not Wanting Children Does Not Mean I'm Broken

Vix Tree | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vix Tree

Society has been telling women for years that their sole purpose in life is to breed and reproduce. That's what we're here for right? That's why we women have a uterus, to spawn more humans. It's expected of us and has been since the dawn of time. How else is the population of the world expected to grow otherwise, correct?

Why It's Okay To Be Perpetually Single

Lizzie Jones | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Jones

If you met someone that you wanted to be with, you would both find a way to make it work, the fact that you're still single doesn't mean that there is something wrong with you, it just means that you haven't met the person that is worth settling down with.

18 Things I Miss About My Old Single Life

Jordi Sinclair | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jordi Sinclair

Why is that when we're single, it's ok for us to bang on about all the things we miss when we were in a relationship? Things like "oh, I wish I just had someone to cuddle up on the sofa and watch Game of Thrones with" or "I miss having someone I can always take to weddings".

The One Thing That Keeps You Single!

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Over the years I have spoken with many people, both men and women, who really (really really) wanted to be in a relationship. They had been looking for years, doing all the things they could think of to find someone but to no avail.

Surviving Valentine's Day as a Single Person

Maggie Currie | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Maybe as you are a single person you really don't buy into this sentiment. So how can you survive and keep your sanity? There are so many ways to make sure you enjoy yourself whether on your own or with a good friend.

Why I'm Glad I Caught My Boyfriend in Bed With Another Woman

Jasmine Skelton | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Skelton

I was lost and confused after a recent break up and relocation. I was wooed by the image of myself I saw reflected in those reptilian eyes. We stated dating intensely; seeing each other regularly, he asked me to "be his girl", and gave me the keys to his house.

When Aloneness Is Not Lonely: The Pleasures of Being Single and the Pleasures of Being Solitary

Roberta Verdant | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

I'd rather be happily alone than lonely. I'd rather enter relationships only when comfortable in my skin; when not seeking to fill emotional gaps in myself. I'm reasonably comfortable in myself. It's taken a long time to reach this point.

10 Things Everyone Should Do, While They Are Still Single!

Charly Lester | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charly Lester

It's a period of your life, which my married friends reassure me will be gone far too quickly! So, unlike most singletons, rather than rushing to ditch my single status, I've set to work making the most of it. Because when I finally reach the 'other side of single', I don't want to have any regrets!

Why Being Single Totally Rocks

Katy Horwood | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

Being single isn't something that should be endured, a temporary standing until your life really begins and somebody comes along to complete you, it is YOU. It is you on your own, exactly as you are without the prop of anybody else.

You Know You've Been Single for Too Long When...

Sadie Brown | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Sadie Brown

Below are some of my favourite 'signs' that you're too far gone for your own good. If you like, why not count up how many you may be currently experiencing, and then get the hell out there, right now.

All the Single Ladies: What It's Like to Be Single

Natalie Wisdom | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Wisdom

So what is being single like? It is a time when you assume that having a boyfriend would improve life. An assumption that every non-single person you know is probably doing something better than you. A time when you are envious of all the things you assume you would be doing if you had a boyfriend...

Poorna Bell

5 Reasons Why You Don't Want That New Year's Eve Kiss Anyway | Poorna Bell | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Is there anything more awkward than the New Year's Eve kiss? If you're single, there's a mad scramble to find someone suitable who won't have you ...

The Curious Incident of the Man on the Stairs

Nicola Six | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

I've heard The Speech many times and it gets a bit boring, but don't get me wrong, The Speech always warms my heart a little because it shows that my friends are looking out for me, and care about me, and want me to be happy. To sum up, it basically conveys an expression of disbelief that I am still, technically, single.

Matt Roper Has Woken Up In Lewes

Matt Roper | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Matt Roper

This morning I woke up in Lewes. Sober. Almost immediately I cracked my nose on the fridge door. Then I made a cup of tea only to find I'd used an Ear...

The U-Turn

Nicola Six | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

"Put on some high heels and a short skirt and come and meet me. The party needs livening up" he texted back, seemingly oblivious to the concept of feminism. And so I did. (I don't actually own a 'short skirt' but figured a nice pair of tailored shorts wouldn't disappoint.)

Do Singles Events Make You Feel More Single?

Sarah Bridge | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Bridge

From never minding being single at all, the fact that I was spending most of my time at singles events made me feel permanently, terminally single. The more singles events I went to... the more I felt as if I was getting further and further away from actually meeting someone.

WATCH: Would You Ask Out This Man On 29 February?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Meet Andrew Thomas. Seriously, would you like to meet him? We ask because he's taking a day off next Wednesday - 29 February - and setting up shop in ...

Single on Valentine's Day? Enjoy Your Freedom!

Sarah Cawood | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cawood

As with all things, the grass will always seem that little bit greener wherever you are not, and for every footloose and fancy free single girl out there enjoying carefree nights on the town, there's probably a pissed off, coupled up girlfriend, washing skid marked underpants on a Saturday night.