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The First American Singles Day Celebration

It is happening soon.

For years, I have been talking about and celebrating National Singles Week (aka National Unmarried and Single Americans Week), which takes place in the third week of September and is recognized by the Census Bureau. (For example, here’s my post on the 16 reasons why we need it.) Recently, I got an email from a very enthusiastic single person, Karen Reed, who would like to start a National Singles Day on January 11. That’s this Saturday. She has already organized a day of celebration in Los Angeles. Thomas Coleman, who gets the credit for putting Singles Week on the map (you can read about how he did it here and in the Singlism book) will be at the event to talk about the emergence of unmarried and single people as a large and growing group -- as employees, consumers, and voters.

I know, this is very short notice, but in case anyone is interested, the details that Karen sent me are below. If the event catches on, maybe it will eventually be a day that really is celebrated throughout the country.

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Thanks, Karen Reed, for all your work on this. I’m sending my best wishes. (And, to readers, I’m cross-posting this to get the word out.)

SINGLES DAY...IT'S FOR EVERYONE!

Singles Day is for Everyone ~ and we're kicking it off in style! Singles, couples, still deciding... come one, come ALL as we celebrate Singles Day ~ a day of appreciation, recognition and celebration for single people everywhere!

2-3pm
RALLY IN THE PARK

  • rev up your single-cylinder engines!
  • get your Singles Day discount stickers
  • West Hollywood Park (690 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069)
  • on the lawn just south of The Abbey

    3-5pm
    KICKOFF CELEBRATION
  •  music, entertainment, dancing, giveaways
  • $5 Singletinis!
  • The Abbey Food & Bar (692 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069)
  • main dance floor area

    BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE... :)

    SINGLES DAY SPECIALS!
  • show your Singles Day stickers
      at participating local businesses
      and receive discounts & specials
  • good wherever Singles Day
      posters are displayed

Bella DePaulo, Ph.D., is author of Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After. She is a visiting professor at UCSB.

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