Single Life

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!

The Silver Lining: Single Life, Kittens and Unrequited Love

Katie Beswick | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

I fucking hate cats, usually. Like men, they're either ugly, good-looking but dumb to the point of irrelevance, or else transparently cunning. And, also like men, they do that thing where they treat you with indifference, until you withdraw your affections, and then they're all over you like salt on chips.

Full Circle

Nicola Six | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

In the car the phone is hooked up to loud speaker and a call comes through as we whizz through an underpass. It's a woman's voice, high pitched and breathy, speaking in an unknown Eastern European language. They have a short conversation and after she hangs up I start giggling and ask who the hell it was... "It was my wife" he said flatly.

Are Noisy Neighbours Becoming More of a Nuisance?

Jody Thompson | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Jody Thompson

For some baffling reason, my upstairs neighbour seems to think it's okay to have a power shower after 11pm. Repeatedly. And after midnight. And usually 1am. And 1.15am. Then 1.20am. And 1.25am. And so on. Sometimes one after the other from 1am to 3am.

Three Months Down: Dating Resolution Recap

Brett Harding | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Whether your "New Year New You" dating resolution was to find that someone special in 2014, to cut down on your never-ending list when it comes to finding that perfect person or to update your profile picture from the one of you posing on holiday seven years ago, I think now is the time to take a look back.

The Top Four Biggest Myths About Online Dating

Liz Marie | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

I often hear these online dating civilians spouting off their perception of online dating and those that would dare find a date online and it never ceases to amaze me how wrong they are. In an attempt to break the cycle, here are the most common online dating myths and the truth behind them.

What We Don't Tell Our Mothers, Usually, on Mother's Day (But Perhaps We Should)

Paula Coston | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

With Mothers Day coming up, for various reasons I'm especially aware this year of the concealments of daughters like me, probably all over the world.

The Effects of Dating Pressure From Parents

Brett Harding | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Do you ever find yourself sitting around the dinner table with your parents while they ask yet again if you have met anyone special? Or do they drop not so subtle comments about hoping to be a grandparent before they die?

The Problem of Long Term Singledom and Self-Reliance

Greg Stevenson | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Greg Stevenson

Long-term singledom breeds self-reliance, for better and for worse. Too many see a relationship as a cure-all, and that if they can just find someone to fix them everything will be fine - the reality is that these problems are likely to be exacerbated in the long run by ignoring them.

The Invisible Woman

Nicola Six | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

A gang of dressed-up twenty-somethings come barging past and one of them steps on my toe, which is not ideal as I am wearing strappy sandals that consist of wisps of diamanté nothingness. I yelp in pain but he doesn't even stop or acknowledge his clumsiness. I limp off to the bar to sulk and ruminate upon the fact that I have officially become INVISIBLE.

This Video Nails The Perks Of Not Having Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're constantly bugged by other people about when you're going to have kids, or you're panicking about meeting Mr Right in order to have babies, ...

Just Been Dumped in January? Me Too! - But 10 Reasons Why It Doesn't Have to Be a Bad Thing

Jody Thompson | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Thompson

Happy New Year is it? My arse! It's only a fortnight into 2014, and I've just been dumped, like countless thousands of other people in January. I've become another statistic - another soul cast adrift on a winter wreck of broken hearts, created by the likes of Divorce Day, Blue Monday, and oh heck, just because it's THAT time of year.

Surviving and Thriving During the Holidays as a Singleton

Ambi Sitham | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ambi Sitham

Before meeting my other half I spent the best part of five years navigating the peaks and troughs of single life and know all too well the pain and pleasure of flying solo on special occasions. Here are some of my tips on how I enjoyed, made the most of and kept my sanity/perspective in check at Christmas and many other special occasions.

Seven Holiday Season Survival Tips for Singles

Liz Marie | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

No matter what your relationship status, this is the most wonderful time of year and you should enjoy it! We've compiled our top holiday survival tips for singles, so that you may have your (fruit) cake and eat it, too.

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.

WATCH: Worst Dating Idea Ever: Wristband Advertises You're Single

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We can't quite work out whether this is the laziest dating strategy ever (after all, why bother interacting with other humans?) or the most humiliatin...

How to Cope When All Your Friends Are Getting Married...And You Aren't

Liz Marie | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Yep, it's wedding season. If you're single, wedding season can bring to surface a lot of confusing emotions. On one hand, you're likely over the moon happy that your friends have found true love and are excited to share in their joy; on the other you might find yourself feeling jealous, bitter and annoyed with the whole affair.

The Single Life and the Value of the Personal Mastermind Group

Martina Keens-Betts | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK
Martina Keens-Betts

I recently attended a government-related healthcare function where I was confronted with an award-winning company owner who boasted that he'd been abl...

The Five Most Annoying Things About Being Gay

Scott Bryan | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Bryan

The 'supposed' assumed lifestyle of being gay is all, I admit, just a bit alienating to me. It always has been. I've felt in the past like I've been pushed into a group or associated with particular labels for no particular reason.

A Toilet Trauma and Some Soho Therapy

Nicola Six | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

A quick social media scan tells me that the Beau is on holiday with the 'beautiful family' from whom he continues to pretend he is estranged. He'd got quite courageous in the weeks leading up to it, calling me on weekend lunchtimes to say he "happened to be in the area".

A Lover Spurned

Nicola Six | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

I'd spent the whole time wondering how I could have missed what a clever and genuine bloke he was. But now he was marching into my bedroom uninvited and taking his clothes off. When I walked in he was lying on my bed, naked, checking his texts.

Ethical Food Shopping: A Pact With the Devil

Nic Compton | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nic Compton

Having been married and had a family, then been single, then been married and had a family again, I can say conclusively it's easier to be green when you're single. In fact, I'm pretty sure there must be a rule somewhere which states that your ability to be green is inversely proportional to the number of people in your household.

The Wanderer Returns

Nicola Six | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

D Day I awoke to find a Facebook friend request from him. Now this was odd as he'd friended me many moons before and must have therefore UNfriended me at some point. As trivial and teenage angsty as that all sounds it really was the final straw. How much more could this man mess me about? ENOUGH.

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 ...