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June 30, 2019

Years ago, my definition of dinner was a microwaved Gardenburger, a handful of pita chips, and a dollop of hummus that I would eat alone while standing at my kitchen counter. I was an editorial assistant climbing up the corporate ladder, and my days were consumed by wo...

June 29, 2019

Individualism is on the rise, bringing with it a new set of values. In an age defined less and less by traditionalism and more by self-expression, independence and authenticity, singledom is a natural evolution alongside job hopping, co-living, digital connection and a...

June 29, 2019

Once upon a time, living single was looked upon with suspicion and even pity. Now, it’s more akin to a badge of honour: an emblem of freedom and choice.

Living single doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re not in a relationship. Rather, it’s choosing to look beyond the nu...

June 28, 2019

One of the biggest delusions about marriage is to believe that you will be happier when married than when single – that somehow, the ring has a magic wand that suddenly lights up your life even when it was gloom while single.

Nothing could be further from reality.

Sure,...

June 27, 2019

Getting old isn’t nearly as bad as people think it will be. Nor is it quite as good.

On aspects of everyday life ranging from mental acuity to physical dexterity to sexual activity to financial security, a new Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends survey on ag...

June 12, 2019

Not too long ago, I found myself perplexed by the thought of entering my 30s unmarried, or worse – without having found someone to marry. And I, unsuccessfully, tried to address this by getting back with my ex-boyfriend, which understandably did not end up so well for...

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* Quotes are from real interviews conducted for the book, pseudo images and names are used to protect interviewees' anonymity. 

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