Single Women

I, Helen Keeler, Take This Dress...

Helen Keeler | Posted 03.07.2015 | 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 Gilmour | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emmy Gilmour

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... ...

Single Woman Fulfills 'Self-Love' Pact And Becomes Her Own Wife

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A single woman displayed the ultimate act of self-love this month when she became her own wife at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. Y...

Home Alone

Lisa Edwards | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

Last year I decided to do Christmas alone in London. It felt right - like I could handle it. After three years of either being away on holiday or throwing myself into charity work for Crisis, I thought 'I can do this'. I can be in my flat, on Christmas Day, on my own, and just be.

'Single' Is a Relationship Status - Not a Waiting Period Between Relationships

Kate Leaver | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Leaver

I shake my metaphorical Crocs violently at anyone who thinks that right now, I'm just filling in time till someone loves me again. This is the most emotionally, physically, sexually independent I've ever felt and you will not take that away from me with pity.

Five Ways to Handle a Broken Heart During the Holidays

Liz Marie | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

While I'm sure you wish you could just hibernate from the world and re-emerge in the New Year, it's just not practical during the holidays when you have parties and family functions to attend. Here are some ways to handle a break-up during what is supposed to be the most wonderful time of year.

Has Feminism Gone Too Far? Or Will We No Longer Have a Place For Mothers in Society?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Feminism and the fight for women's equality rights has never backfired as much as during the last decade. Where men demand from women to be what they want, i.e. equal. And rightly so.

How to Enjoy Every Second of Being Single

Liz Marie | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

For many people, "single" is some what of a dirty word. They hope that it's a temporary thing, that soon they'll bump into the love of their life and finally, they won't be the dreaded single anymore, they'll be half of a duo, cloaked in the security of a relationship. While there is nothing wrong with falling in love, there is also nothing wrong with being single.

A Different Kinda Single: The Healthy vs. the Unhealthy Single

Yazmin Joy Vigus | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yazmin Joy Vigus

Did you know there are two types of single people in the world? Yup, some people wear single life better than others, but what distinguishes those who rock singles-ville and others who drown in pudding pots? I'll tell you - it's all in the attitude...

How Much Sex Is Too Much Sex?

Lozzy Squire | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lozzy Squire

Sex when you're a single female usually follows one of two extremes: you're either getting too little and gagging for it or getting too much and gagging on it...

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.

Memories of Us Not Enough? What Legacy Can the Single or Childless Leave?

Paula Coston | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

I'm 59, the eldest of four siblings, but have no partner and no children. A sense of inadequacy grows: what can I leave my nephews and nieces, and their children? I don't mean memories; I mean, what that is tangible and lasting, that I can equitably share among them? It's like feeling a phantom limb, a shadowy disconnect with future generations that I so ache to put right.

Why the World Needs Childfree Women

Claudia Spahr | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia Spahr

The western woman has power, education and compassion. She creates, connects and integrates... Childfree ladies can transform their lives radically overnight and act on impulse... Motherhood shouldn't define being a woman and we shouldn't let the 'mother-tick-yes-or-no-box' divide us.

I Don't Need a Husband... But Lord, Do I Want One

Laura Jane Williams | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Jane Williams

We all deserve a cheerleader, a champion, an equal. I've taken it this far, and I've done it goddamn well. If this is life alone, then life in a partnership - a coupling where we make each other better, compensate for weaknesses and amplify strengths - well, s**t. That'd be some life.

Ignored by the Media, Childless Women - and Jonathan Ross - Take to the Streets

Paula Coston | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

In my last two posts on this site, I lambasted the persistently patchy and unrepresentative UK press coverage of alternative womanhoods and 'their' issues and lifestyles: single women, women without children, older women, gay women, transgender women, and more.

Why Does Society Diagnose You as Terminally Single?

Madison Taylor | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

Why is it, that in our community, we feel that being single is a punishment, undesirable; and basically means you're a hideous leper? This is what I tell my mother constantly, as more than once a week she asks if I am seeing someone.

What the Press Should Do for Childless, Single and Other 'Alternative' Women: A Manifesto

Paula Coston | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

Ensure through forward scheduling that the following facts are regularly aired and updated, whether through appropriate book reviews, interviews, features or other formats:

Six Foolproof Second Date Tips

Liz Marie | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

The first date gets a lot of attention, doesn't it? A slew of blog posts and articles devoted to date #1 pop up on the internet nearly everyday. When the first date is over, and you've kissed goodnight and made plans to see each other again over the weekend... now what? Here are six foolproof second date tips!

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...