February 14, 2019

The whole love and marriage thing isn’t for everyone, but sometimes it feels like it should be — especially for those who frequently find themselves sitting at the kids’ table at one Jewish function or another.

Fortunately, if you’re enjoying the single life, a new book...

February 14, 2019

 As the population of single people grows yearly, with many living happy, fulfilled lives, there is a gradual shift in the notion that Valentine’s Day is torture for the uncoupled.

But Feb. 14 remains a platitude minefield for many. As an expert on singles and living an...

February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day. During this time of the year, singles might be perceived as being lonely, sad, immature, or unable to get the best out of life. But something is changing.

In my book, Happy Singlehood: The Rising Acceptance and Celebration of Solo Living, I explain how...

February 12, 2019

The pressure mounts for many singles. But this pressure is unjustified. Many singles do not feel pitiful, alone, abandoned, or unlucky. They perceive themselves as attractive, articulate, well-educated, handsomely employed—and just happy to live on their very own.

I int...

January 31, 2019

Sociologist Elyakim Kislev, a professor at Israel's Hebrew University, is the author of the new book "Happy Singlehood: The Rising Acceptance and Celebration of Solo Living." The 37-year-old Kislev, who himself is single, is not anti-marriage. He's just advocating for...

January 30, 2019

Marriage and family are still sanctified in our society and only recently a discussion has started about whether we should use the F (family) word more cautiously. In March 2017, Google experienced a backlash from its own employees after an internal presentation misuse...

January 23, 2019

My post on the question of whether married people are happier attracted a lot of attention. In the very first hours after its publication, it garnered tens of thousands of views. To be honest, I did not expect that kind of response. Apparently, although the institution...

December 27, 2018

In a thought provoking article published in the Washington Post, Joan DelFattore raises a troubling issue of doctors who treat singles differently. When meeting with a physician about treatment for her cancer diagnosis back in 2011, one of the questions her oncologist...

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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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