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Three Women Who Have Nailed How It Feels to Be Single

Elizabeth Sharma | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sharma

There's a lot to love about being single. Continually explaining why you are single, isn't one of those things. But when you regularly rock up to parties alone, you are apparently inviting your peers to pick at this particular scar, in public. Of course, we know the questions come from a caring place. But the truth is, we don't have any answers.

Are You the Kind of Person You Would Date?

Kathrine Bejanyan | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathrine Bejanyan

Often we expect too much from a partner when we ourselves haven't yet mastered these values. Frequently people think, when I find the "right" partner then I will be this way or that. How many people say they want trust in their relationship, yet the second, their partner does something that seems suspicious, they go through their partner's phone, look for evidence of cheating, or scream accusations at their partner?

One Single Lady, a Donor and a Potential Baby

Nicky Miles | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nicky Miles

I started to feel pressure. Pressure a lot of women feel in their 30s. I felt that I had to be like all my friends. I literally felt my biological clock ticking away loudly in the background. I'm pretty sure some of my boyfriends did too. I became obsessed with finding 'the one'.

Why Aren't Spinsters Eligible?

Sophie Tanner | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Tanner

The benefits of sologamy are numerous; I am definitely still in the honeymoon period. I take my commitment to myself seriously and see being single as a viable lifestyle choice.

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

Rachel King | Posted 06.03.2016 | 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 01.03.2016 | 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.

The Break Up Rebrand - An Introduction

Lucy Horobin | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Horobin

It feels like we're expected to be crying into a pillow, stinking of Chardonnay, cat pee and desperation. (for the record I prefer Gin & smell expensive, darling). The biggest thing I've learned is that being single aged 36 is actually rather exciting, unpredictable and utterly refreshing! The sense of freedom is incredible.

Digital Single Market: What to Read and a Couple of Thoughts

Luc Delany | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Tech
Luc Delany

I would like to call to the future Prime Minister to focus on the importance of this issue. In the next four years they could make a significant positive impact on the safety of our children, and enable industry to act responsibly but still thrive commercially.

4 bonkers things single guys can do on Valentine's Day

Max Dickins | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Max Dickins

I've spent the past 12 months doing every Groupon offer I could find: literally hundreds of absolutely bizarre activities. And here I outline five cheap, wacky alternatives to crying, slumped in the shower.

Feel Skin-Tastic! On the Importance of Hugs and How Good We Are at Avoiding Them

Olga Levancuka | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

The very receptors that are sending signals to our brain subconsciously tell us whether we are wearing shoes or whether that hand is really pleasant to touch, or 'That skin is so soft, it brought back fond memories' or even as simple as 'He feels safe'.

I'm in the Mood for... More Gin, Probably

Leah Gasson | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leah Gasson

Love, oh love. There are certainly better four letter arrangements that describe my general mood more accurately, but this little one's been on my mind lately.

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.

How to Take Yourself Out

Josa Young | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Josa Young

A new piece of research suggested that people would rather have an electric shock than be left alone to think. So, I decided to see how I fared on the 'being alone with yourself' front, and took myself out quite deliberately, for an evening of pure, self-directed enjoyment.

Not Married? You Must Be Alone

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kitiara Pascoe

That just undermines the perfectly valid and wholly committed relationships of all those out there who aren't married for whatever reason - maybe we aren't 'waiting' exactly, we just have better things to do.

Valentines Day: What Is Love and How Can I Find It?

Cat Williams | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Williams

A healthy friendship or relationship is one in which both people are being themselves, and feel valued for being themselves.

Why Are More Women Than Men Single After 60?

Catherine Thomas | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Thomas

Feminists would take the stance that this is somehow to do with the male appetite for a younger model. Women are left alone fending for themselves after a marriage breakdown and fated to an existence of meals for one and loneliness whilst their ex partner enjoys the fruits of youth. The truth, however, is often less interesting than spin.

How to Have More Luck Online Dating This Year...Than You Did Last Year

Liz Marie | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

January marks the most popular time of the year for online dating, with singles worldwide pledging that this is the year they will find love once and for all, and jumping online to do it. Chances are though, if you're single, this won't be the first time you've tried online dating...

Is Single the New Married?

Brett Harding | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

When it comes to whether being single is a superior status to being married, attitudes across the world are changing but even in the UK many people believe being in a relationship could hold them back.

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Have Sex With Your Ex

Suzi Godson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Sex with the ex seems simple, but is actually very complicated. Samantha Jones from Sex and the City summed it all up when she said "Sex with an ex can be depressing. If it's good, you can't get it anymore. If it's bad, you just had sex with an ex."

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.

The Five Worst Things A Woman Can Do

Catherine Balavage | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Balavage

People can be their own worst enemies sometimes, and women are no exception. In fact, I believe women can be very hard on themselves. So I have made a list of the top five worst things a woman can do to damage her life.

Living Alone Doesn't Mean You're Lonely

Chloe Best | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Best

Britain is home to a load of sad, lonely singletons if recent headlines are anything to go by. Since a UK study has revealed that 16% of Brits now live alone compared to 9% in 1978, mental health charity Mind have expressed their concerns over the state of mind of people living alone. However what they have failed to address is that for many of these people, living alone is a choice.

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...

Why I Am Still Single...

Scott Bryan | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Scott Bryan

I haven't really ever understood the concept of Valentines Day. When I was 14 I had a big crush on a bloke my age, and basically I made it so blatant that I fancied him for so long he practically went into hiding.

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.