Single Women

Don't Play The Child Card With Me

Christina Easton | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents
Christina Easton

Don't get me wrong: Often it's okay to play the Child Card. But don't abuse it. Don't think that because life is so difficult for you as a parent, non-parents are obliged to make your life easier. I'll let you decide the date and place we meet. I won't comment on you turning up an hour late. But it's because I'm being nice, not because I owe it to you.

How To Be Better At Being Single... And How Your Hair Can Help

Dee Greenwood | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Greenwood

Who'd be single ay? Chatting with potential suitors, getting all dressed up and pulling out your wittiest convo only to be 'ghosted' or 'breadcrumbed' after only two or three promising dates. Don't write it off just yet though...single life might be more advantagous than it first appears.

Modern Dating And The Fear Of Settling

India Benjamin | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
India Benjamin

Modern dating is like a game now; sure there are people who are in it to find their forever half, but even they are unlikely to stick to the three step, pre-tinder date process of getting into an official relationship. More likely, they will date the same person without ever agreeing that it's 'official' or 'exclusive'.

Reasons To Celebrate A Valentine-Less Day

Wendy Wardell | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Wardell

You get to the office and there's not so much as an aphid on your desk, let alone a bunch of roses from a smitten co-worker. By the time you've struggled home on the bus, the only intimate encounter you've had has been with a violin case, when the kid carrying it grudgingly gets up to offer you their seat as the bags you are carrying under your eyes look so heavy.

How To Survive A Family Christmas When You're Single And In Your 30s

Beth Searle | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Searle

I am 35 years old, run my own business and overall am pretty happy with my life the way it is. However, being single can be hard during the Christmas season, and even more so when surrounded by my coupled-up family.

Single And Christmas As A #Mags

Rachel Sinanan | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Sinanan

What interested me the most that majority of these enquiries were predominately from people in the middle aged bracket. It all started in June when Brexit happened in the UK, and then again another surge when Donald Trump was elected.

No More Bad Boys. Why We All Need Someone Nice

Lisa Palmer | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Palmer

I once went out with a shady sort, who gave me sleepless nights. When things were good, he was great fun, and he loved spending money on me - but they...

Five Things You Hear Every Day When You're 35 And Childless

Beth Searle | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Searle

When I hear these comments, I usually smile and say nothing. But on the inside I find it really hurtful to be stereotyped in this way, and treated like there is something wrong with me just because I have not got the perfect husband or perfect family life.

Don't Give Up on Love!

Jolene Setterfield | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jolene Setterfield

Don't ever give up on love. One thing I believe to be true is that, life is ALWAYS conspiring on our behalf, and I have absolutely no regrets in any of it, no matter how hard it got (and boy did it get hard!!). Keep the faith, keep looking ahead and allow your heart to soften, and your dreams to blossom. Don't let life toughen you too much, often when there is a heartbreak it can be a blessing in disguise to allow an even better match in to your life.

He Was Just a Dog

Joely Carey | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joely Carey

'We should plant something on his grave, so he's still alive somehow,' he said as together we slowly covered Elvis' body with earth. And we shall. A scented rose, I think. Yes, Elvis was just a dog. A wonderful, wonderful dog and there will always be an Elvis-shaped hole in our hearts.

Life and Learning: Turning 30

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

There is life after alcohol: I've always been a strong believer in 'in vino veritas' but not drinking has allowed me to know my true self sober. I haven't had a drink since 2015. Spoiler alert: it's not the alcohol making the poor choices. It's you.

On Unrequited Love and Respecting Each Other's Emotions

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

You don't need outside confirmation that love is love. Love just is. It's a rare and strange and beautiful thing. It's different for every last person who feels it.

Stop Slandering the Single Life

Lucy Farrington-Smith | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Farrington-Smith

If we scroll through our Instagram feeds, we find pages dotted with posts that quietly slander the single life. We find parodies illustrating solo Netflix binges; empty sides of a bed and screenshots documenting how we get more notifications from Apple about our iCloud being full than we do actual messages.

Eight Ways Single People Get F*cked

Kylie Barton | Posted 04.05.2016 | 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.

Calling It on Single Women Being Weeping, Cat-Loving Loners

Rachel King | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel King

As women who are not in relationships don't fit the paradigms of wife, mother, caregiver then we, as society, must mock them. Because thats what we do to people who don't fit in, we make them into a joke. Because thats the only way they can be understood.

Why Is Everyone So Uncomfortable With Dating Themselves?

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

Looking over what I'm saying, it makes it sound like I am just deeply selfish and unwilling to compromise. I can give you a few testimonials from people who love me that will tell you the opposite (hi mum!). I just feel that being alone should be everybody's default position and that needing company, at most, should be our secondary state of being.

Six Reasons Solo Travel Is Great for Introverts

Cathy Winston | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

Setting out on your first solo travels can be daunting. And if you're a natural introvert, the thought of heading off alone might seem even harder - but here's why you're better off than the extroverts.

Single Women Aren't Scrambling to Use IVF - And the Media Focus on Them Is Irresponsible

Dr Sophie Zadeh | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sophie Zadeh

Statistics can be misleading. And while there may have been an increase in single women having consultations at licensed fertility clinics in the UK, this fact in fact tells us very little. It tells us little about how many women actually decide, or are approved, to pursue treatment.

Can't We Be Single AND Awesome?

Adele Barlow | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

The beauty of being single is that you have a lot of time to think. After a lot of thinking, I've noticed that I don't want to 'get married' - I want to fall in love and build a life with someone who feels the same way. If we happen to have a big party and a piece of paper to go with that, then great.

I, Helen Keeler, Take This Dress...

Helen Keeler | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Helen Keeler

A couple of days ago I realised that in the last 7 months, no one has actually asked me out. I am therefore 'choosing' to be single in the same way that Ann Widdecombe is 'choosing' to be single.

Female and Single: Yes, We're Fine.

Ellen Nguyen | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Nguyen

This is us. The modern day independent women. We really don't care how people might judge us based on our dating history. That's their problem, not ours. We're not sorry for being single, for only having had short-term relationships. This is our life. This is our choice. This is what happens to us.

Should Single Mothers Automatically Be Made Main Carer of Their Children?

Michael Collier | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Collier

Following divorce proceedings, they gain residency of the 'object' that both parents probably care most about. She has one up on the father who is forced to resign his fatherly duties to alternate weekends. But what strain does this then put on the mother?

The One Where I'm Absolutely Not a Yummy Mummy

Lisa Edwards | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

Last night, getting off the tube, I was accused by a group of drunk, loud-mouthed, relatively posh boys of being a 'yummy mummy'. I had heard them shout, "Welcome to middle England!" as the train pulled into the station, followed by, "I bet she's married to an advertising executive!" (wtf?)

Creating Your World

Emmy Brunner | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emmy Brunner

We are all able to choose to support ourselves, to be compassionate and loving toward ourselves. The way that we behave toward ourselves is the most important message that we are communicating to the rest of the world about what we expect from the people that we invite into our lives.

10 Reasons Why It's Better To Be Single On Valentine's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Not got a partner to share Valentine's Day with? Don't worry. Here, courtesy of Handface and Amanda Wilkie, are 10 reasons to be cheerful about it......