Single Women, Please Stop Marrying Yourselves.

Want to get married but there's no partner in the picture? Turn that frown upside down: You can always marry yourself, which is definitely a Thing. But you should be aware that you're no trailblazer and you're sure as hell not thumbing your nose at the system. You're buying into it. » 1/28/15 3:00pm 1/28/15 3:00pm

Single British Women Start Planning Their Wedding As Zygotes

Maybe a lot of us, particularly when friends start getting married, idly consider what they would or wouldn't like at their wedding — but mostly wouldn't. That is a horrible color. Oh my God, those flowers smell like jizz trees. And AEROSMITH? I'd rather have my wedding song be that parrot singing "Let The Bodies Hit… » 7/06/13 1:00pm 7/06/13 1:00pm

On Looking Like Every Dude’s OK Cupid Date But Not Being It

Like many single women, I have a Saturday brunch ritual with friends. When friends aren't available—or sometimes when they are, but I feel cranky or sub-human or haven't washed my hair for so long it could be the inciting incident for Contagion 2—I take myself out with my computer or a book to inhale an embarassingly… » 2/23/13 2:30pm 2/23/13 2:30pm

New TV Show Focuses On How You're Going To Be Alone Forever

In a recent issue of The Atlantic, Kate Bolick argues that the marriage is an ever-evolving social relationship and that, due to social and economic factors that are changing the ways that men and women behave, marriage is becoming less and less appealing to educated American women. Men are becoming less attractive as… » 11/08/11 6:20pm 11/08/11 6:20pm

Kagan Could "Maybe Host Some Single Ladies Fiestas With Sonia Sotomayor"

"When does a woman go from being single to unmarried?" asks Austen-lover and NYT scribe Maureen Dowd. And why do we stigmitize Kagan? For all we know she's a super-hot cougar bachelorette! » 5/19/10 3:40pm 5/19/10 3:40pm

Leave Bridget Jones Alone!

In a poll of 2,000 women in their mid-20s, 78% said that the ideal age for marriage is 26, and having kids a year later. 10 years ago, the ideal age was in one's 30s. What the hell happened? » 4/13/10 6:30pm 4/13/10 6:30pm

Crying 'Single Lady' Kid Redeemed On National Television (Updated)

Earlier this week, a video of a little boy wailing after his dad informed him he's "not a single lady," quickly went viral. His family took to CBS this morning, and the little guy even got to sing a bit. » 4/02/10 2:00pm 4/02/10 2:00pm

The Allure Of Having Dinner With A Cardboard Man

BoingBoing's Lisa Katayama writes of a woman in San Francisco who walked into a restaurant, requested a table for two, and unfolded a three-foot cardboard cutout of a man, with whom she had dinner. Art project? Maybe. Or: Loneliness. » 12/08/09 12:20pm 12/08/09 12:20pm

If You Liked It You Shoulda Put A Latrine On It

Toilets as a dowry item? Far from the silly joke I made above, women in impoverished areas of India are using their new found leverage to solve a health problem that eluded the best minds of the World Bank. » 10/12/09 6:20pm 10/12/09 6:20pm

Is The Meaning Behind Beyonce's Music Misunderstood?

I'm not sure if Beyoncé identifies as a feminist, but I've always considered her to be one. The singer/songwriter-whose album, I Am…Sasha Fierce » 11/21/08 6:00pm 11/21/08 6:00pmwas recently released-constantly revisits themes of independence, strength, self-worth, and confidence. ("Independent Women" is undeniably as anthemic as Aretha Franklin's…