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

All the Single Ladies Were Missing From the Republican and Democratic…

If there's one cause both left and right-wing Americans can stand united behind, it's moms: both the Republican and Democrat Conventions couldn't have been more mom-obsessed if they had actually taken place in a hospital maternity ward. But almost half of all Americans are single, and 44 percent of American women… » 9/07/12 5:30pm 9/07/12 5:30pm

Mitt Romney Has No Hope of Winning the Single Women's Vote

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has been awkwardly dancing all over opinion polls since it became clear that he was probably the best that Republican primary voters could do. And while different groups have different levels of regard for the GOP's candidate for President, one group is adamant in their… » 7/11/12 12:50pm 7/11/12 12:50pm

All the Single Ladies Can't Stand Mitt Romney

Over his first month as the presumptive GOP nominee for President, Mitt Romney has tried his darndest to reach out to groups that don't like him much. Yesterday, he went to Philadelphia to pretend he has black friends (although hopefully this time, he refrained from saying "Who let the dogs out?!" during photo ops).… » 5/25/12 3:00pm 5/25/12 3:00pm

Single Women Are Quickly Becoming the 'Evangelicals' of the Democratic…

There's a new voting bloc on the rise and, unfortunately for Republicans, it's not the aging, disaffected, white male small business owner who hauled himself up by his bootstraps to teach himself accounting and microeconomics because he'd be damned if he'd sit through a single lecture at an elitist academic… » 3/18/12 3:40pm 3/18/12 3:40pm

When We Talk About Single Ladies, Let's Not Forget The Working Class

There's been a lot of ink spilt over the issue of female singleness recently — but who are we really talking about when we talk about single ladies? And who's getting left out of the equation? » 1/03/12 3:40pm 1/03/12 3:40pm

Women Oddly Un-Panicked By Declining Marriage Rates

Now that the percentage of married Americans has dropped to a dire 51%, reporters are talking to women about their shriveling ovaries and dim marriage prospects and finding them ... strangely unconcerned. » 12/20/11 7:00pm 12/20/11 7:00pm

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

The Married-Or-Lonely Echo Chamber

Modern hetero relationships appear to be in a period of flux. This is potentially interesting — so why does the conversation about it feel so circular? » 10/11/11 6:35pm 10/11/11 6:35pm

Why Single Ladies Need Their Coupled Friends

Single as a "choice" is the holy grail of feminist self-preservation while single but "looking for love" puts you in the position of nonstop speculation as to why you can't find love. On an interpersonal level, when you are single, no one believes that you can be happy even when you say you are. » 10/04/11 2:00pm 10/04/11 2:00pm

Women Spend Three Years Of Their Lives In The Kitchen

"Lucky Sperm" Is Key To Finding A Man

In this promotional video for the book Three Wishes, three women explain how they passed on frozen sperm to a single friend, who then immediately found a husband! Expect Sisterhood of the Traveling Sperm to hit theaters in 2013. [Buzzfeed] » 4/16/10 10:20am 4/16/10 10:20am

All The Single Ladies Get Ignored By Marketers

Don't be fooled by Sex And The City and chicklit saturation: The advertising community has yet to catch up to the fact that single women shop for stuff other than shoes and clothes. » 3/31/10 2:00pm 3/31/10 2:00pm

The Married By 30 TV Show: So Wrong

Ricky Van Veen, cofounder of, is looking for ladies (and gay men) to star in his new reality TV show, Married By 30. Oh yes, definitely, let's celebrate the bloodsport of misguided singles everywhere: Putting a deadline on love! » 3/26/10 2:20pm 3/26/10 2:20pm

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

Tyra: Single, Childless Women Vs. Married Mothers

Yesterday's Tyra featured a debate between heterosexual single women who believe that husbands and children hold women back from reaching their full potential and married, heterosexual women who believe that women aren't complete until they've found a man and started a family. » 5/28/09 11:00am 5/28/09 11:00am

All The Single Ladies, Explain Yourselves

Lea Lane at the Huffington Post finally makes a list of all the reasons she's still single so that it's all in one place and people will stop asking. I know how she feels. » 3/20/09 6:00pm 3/20/09 6:00pm

"Liberated Materialism" — Is It All An Unmarried Woman Has?

Former Gawker editor Doree Shafrir's story in today's New York Observer is about being an unmarried woman. Or more precisely, what people think of unmarried women. She writes: » 3/04/09 2:00pm 3/04/09 2:00pm

"Cooking For One" Is Kind Of Like, Well, Regular Cooking

Lately, "cooking for one" is "a hot topic" that food magazines and cookbooks are covering with patronizing gusto. A piece » 11/19/08 2:40pm 11/19/08 2:40pm in the offers a slew of practical tips on the joys of freezing and shopping and cooking in bulk, all of them good. (And many of which the 'belles had ) But the real issue probably isn't how to…