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How To Embrace Your Singleness, According To The Author Of 'Spinster'

Being a single woman is rough these days, especially if you're happy as an uncoupled person. There's an immense societal pressure for young women to find a mate, get married, and build a family. I know, everything is supposed to be A-OK and kumbaya a…
By Kristian Wilson

The Fiercest Single Women In Fiction, According To 10 Authors

When it comes to female icons in literature, it's hard to find any that are happily single at any point in the story. A vast majority of books feature some kind of romantic plot or subplot, and it sometimes feels like readers have to wade through cou…
By Kerri Jarema

11 True Stories That Totally Nail What It Means To Be A Single Woman Today

Despite the fact that more and more millennials are opting out of traditional marriage, there is still pervasive societal pressure on women to find a partner willing to put a ring on it. If you've ever had to dodge questions about your love life at a…
By Sadie Trombetta

13 Stories About Women Finding Themselves — Not "The One"

If you were judging by popular movies, TV shows, and books, you wouldn't be wrong in assuming that women's narratives are restricted to one area and one area only: romance. Despite what pop culture would have readers believe, it is possible to find w…
By Sadie Trombetta

This Guide To Being Single Is About Improving Your Life, Not Your Relationships

We might not be living in the Jane Austen era, but there is still a pervasive conviction that any single adult should have a spouse. Never mind that research shows that marriage offers, at best, only a small boost in happiness — the attitude lives on…
By Stephanie Topacio Long