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11 Things Everyone Learns When They Are Single

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For many people being single is just the desolate wasteland of time between one long-term partner and the next, spent constantly on the hunt for your ...

Dating A Divorcee Or A Confirmed Bachelor - Men To Avoid, Part Two

Lisa Ives | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

You often find when you're dating in your forties that men are one of the above. When you meet the divorcee, more often than not, he's come out of a long marriage and has children who are almost ready to fly the nest.

When All Your Friends Are Getting Married And Having Babies, And You're Still Single AF

Tristen Lee | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tristen Lee

People's lives naturally progress at different rates; some of your friends will choose to get married and have children, whilst others will remain children themselves, stuck in a constant cycle of f*ckboy flings, day drinking and making terrible, wine-based decisions.

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.

Woman Documents Life As A Third Wheel, Speaks To Every Single Person In Existence

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has been documenting her life as a permanent third wheel, showing single people everywhere they’re not alone. The unnamed woman posts hilari...

A Is For Alex (An A-Z Guide Of Bad Dates, Exes & Aubergine Emojis)

Stephen Bailey | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I don't know about you but I spend a lot of nights sat in a Wetherspoons with my single girlfriends, and sometimes the odd gay, wondering why we are s...

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.

Making Sunday A Fun Day - When You're Billy No Mates

Lisa Ives | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

I found myself at a bit of a loose end on Sunday; I thought I should do something completely different (usually Sunday afternoon is spent in the pub). I would learn how to survive a Sunday on my own, not just survive but enjoy, without the pub.

When Valentine's Day Doesn't Get Your Heart Racing

Lisa Ives | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

Hand in hand St Valentine and Cupid (great image) contribute to this multi-million pound industry without even signing off on it. The names of a Saint and a God used to line the pockets of the fat cats, would they approve do you think?

11 Reasons That January Is The Best Time Of Year To Be Single

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

So you’ve found yourself flying solo into the new year, and you’re feeling like the world has really fucked you over. Why now, and not in the sum...

6 Ways To Deal With Being Dumped Just Before Christmas

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Being dumped is never nice, but Christmas is an especially terrible time to be newly single. All the awkward family parties and so many opportunities ...

When Your Annoying Relatives Ask You Why You're Still Single At Christmas, Tell Them This

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Being single at Christmas is never a barrel of festive laughs - no one to kiss under the mistletoe, no one who is legally obliged to take you to a San...

How To Stalk Your Tinder Match

Eleanor Conway | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Eleanor Conway

Matched with someone on Tinder and want to scope them out before committing to weeks of Tinder admin and a disappointing date? Here I lay it down on the most effective ways to stalk a Tinder match... You're welcome!

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 20.05.2017 | 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 16.04.2017 | 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 27.03.2017 | 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 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.

The Break Up Rebrand - An Introduction

Lucy Horobin | Posted 22.01.2017 | 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.