Single Women

The 10 Types of Dates Every Woman Will Go On in Their Lifetime

Liz Marie | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

The "I Don't Want To Waste My Good Hair Day Date" You catch a glimpse of your reflection in the mirror and think "Damn! I look super hot today, I simply cannot waste this pretty on going home and doing laundry." So you set up a date, obviously!

Handing Over the Key to Your Online Life

Charly Lester | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech
Charly Lester

As a singleton in 2014, Facebook is a key social hurdle to navigate in the early stages of a relationship. Do you really want someone you're getting to know to have access to details of the last ten years of your life? Should you see photos of his parents, friends and siblings before you actually meet them?

The Top Four Biggest Myths About Online Dating

Liz Marie | Posted 02.04.2014 | 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.

Disenchanted With Online Dating and Want to Try Something New?

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

In the late 20th century the most common way men and women met was through friends or through work. There were many benefits to this; when meeting through friends, you know something about their history and background as well as being more likely to have shared values and interest. In the last 15 years this has started to change with the event of online dating.

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

Paula Coston | Posted 21.03.2014 | 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.

Five Reasons Why It's Better for Women to Be Single

Jeni Harvery | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jeni Harvery

As a heterosexual woman of thirty eight years old, I have lived without a male partner for five full years now and I can honestly say with no reservations whatsoever, that my quality of life has improved as a result. Some reasons for which I give here, in a list, because everyone likes a list.

Abortion and Women's Other Secrets: What Do We Do With Our Shame?

Paula Coston | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

There are statistics, news stories and articles everywhere about women made ashamed and guilty by secrets: singledom, childlessness, genital mutilation, forced marriage, physical or sexual or emotional abuse, menstrual conditions, the size and shape of their labia...The list goes on.

Valentine's Day: Club 'Meh'

Frankie Mullin | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frankie Mullin

But beyond the polarity of 'proud to be single' vs 'smug married' is more human uncertainty than any other sphere of life. People are unreliable and relationships a gamble, bodies don't work as required when babies are meticulously planned. Being single may be gloriously liberating one day, bleakly lonely the next. This is life.

Is Your Coupledom Obsession Killing Romance This Valentine's Day?

Helen Croydon | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Croydon

I'm not saying it isn't a wonderful happy ending: falling passionately in love with someone for the rest of your life, someone who'll forever support you and of whom you'll never tire. But it's the journey which appeals to our imagination, not the destination. The fact 39 per cent of marriages end in divorce provides further evidence for that.

Older Single Women: In Cervical Screening and More, We're the Forgotten Celibates

Paula Coston | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

I should celebrate being single as a mature, happy life preference, and yet here I am, nearly 60, still explaining myself; so my subconscious clearly isn't celebrating, is it? And why? Because too many experiences in my life, like that smear test, exacerbate my self-image of social misfit: of being somehow lesser, if not outright forgotten.

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Screw Up Another Valentine's Day

Suzi Godson | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Valentines Day is the most contradictory celebration of the year. The annual onslaught of heart-shaped commercial tat is unarguably irritating, exploitative and exclusionary, yet it is a celebration that men ignore at their peril. So, before you get it wrong again guys, here's ten things you need to know...

Most Desirable Singles of 2014: Why the Numbers Don't Add Up

Sophie Labrey | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Labrey

Last week PlentyOfFish released a US survey revealing 'the most desirable singles of 2014' and they left us with a less than desirable outlook of finding love online. In fact, the data depicts an image that leaves us wondering if our only hope of finding love is in an episode of Grey's Autonomy.

Poorna Bell

Does This Perfectly Sum Up Being Single In Your Thirties? | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As you watch each one of your friends getting married and having babies, there can be a certain catharsis around what it means to be single in your 30...

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 ...

Rejection for Beginners and Improvers

Ed O'Meara | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

I knew that the only reason I was thinking about her is that I'd been canned. If I'd decided to stop seeing her, she could be having a fivesome with The Wiggles and I'd be blithely indifferent.

All I Want in a Man

Sofie Hagen | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

I am pretty sure, I am the kind of woman that pick-up artists around the world would refer to as a "10". Have I not an excessive amount of lumps here and there? Men love that. And don't get me started on my extensive knowledge of Fresh Prince of Bel Air-trivia. In all ways, I am a catch. I think I am damn well entitled to make some demands of my own, when choosing a man.

10 Things You Should Never Say to a Single Woman

Liz Marie | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

If you're a single woman, it's highly likely that the most annoying things you encounter on a daily basis aren't bad dates or jerks hitting on you while you're on the train. Rather, it's the 'wisdom' that your friends, family and strangers on the street love to dispense when the subject of your single-dom comes up.

The Problem With Being 'Single'

Natasha Chowdory | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Chowdory

Is being 'single' so awful that we need to be reminded that 'it can be awesome'?! I don't know if I'm being odd or if I just don't understand. But why is being 'single' an issue?

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.

Single at 30

Naomi Hefter | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

Apparently I have 18,220 days left to live. And according to some, I've already hit middle age! Being asked for identification on my 30th birthday was a pleasant surprise. It was only later on that night I found out they were just checking my ID to make sure I was the girl who booked the venue.

Three Common Online Dating Profile Clichés to Stop Using Immediately

Liz Marie | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

If you want the best results from your online dating experience, you've got to forget the clichés and not be afraid to stand out in a digital crowd!

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...

Valentine - The Bringer of Arguments, Impending Loneliness and Vagina Envy

Alfie Evers | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

So, here it is again. Valentine's Day. The day of alleged love. The day when single people self-harm and lovers spread magical love juice around the world. The day my friends and their other halves collectively let out cold-ridden sighs at the mention of the date.

The Plight of the Single City Girl

Lauren Fraser | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Fraser

Transitioning from the mating ground of university to the corporate working world was never going to be easy. Watching too many episodes of Sex and th...

Valentine's Survival Guide for the Single Person

Candy Jannetta | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Candy Jannetta

You've just got over the stress of being alone at Christmas and then along comes the dreaded date in every single person's diary - 14 February.