No, single people, your lives are not second rate. That's not what the science shows. Claims about the superiority of marriage are often based on massively flawed studies, and ignore research showing something else entirely.
A wildly popular article identified 10 signs that you are perfectly happy with solitude. Most of them were spot-on. But the author got it wrong about the kinds of people focused primarily on fulfilling their own needs.
The New York Times published an extraordinarily long and wildly popular story of a man who died alone, undiscovered until a neighbor smelled his rotting body. What was the story really about? Why were readers so drawn to it?
At the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival, 5 "experts" were asked a stunningly stupid and offensive question. They all answered it without protest. Not one of them seemed to realize that there was anything wrong with it.
You don't need anyone to tell you about secret cues to deception. You are probably already using most of the cues you should be using and ignoring the ones you should be ignoring. Here's why reading more about cues won't help much, and what actually could be helpful.
At a time when there are more than 100 million single people just in the US, there are still people denying that any of them could be truly happy. Research shows that people get angry at single people who choose to be single. What's that about?
In the spirit of the book, Singled Out, Living Single is a myth-busting, consciousness-raising, totally unapologetic take on single life. At this blog, we discuss just about everything about single life -- except dating!