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

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

"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

The Single Shall Inherit The Earth

Despite the prevailing stereotype that women live in a candy-colored fantasy world with unrealistic relationship expectations, a new book by "playboy" Carl Weisman says that over 30% of confirmed bachelors avoid marriage because they "won't settle for anything less than perfection," reports Reuters. Weisman's book, So… » 6/02/08 9:30am 6/02/08 9:30am

The Planet Is Dying Because Of Single Women

Hey, freemales! Yes, you, single ladies. In addition to being a stain the fabric of society by not being married, you are ruining the entire planet. According to a story in today's Guardian, energy conservation goals are being fouled up by "singletons." In its publication called Social Trends, the UK's Office for… » 4/09/08 5:30pm 4/09/08 5:30pm

What Do You Say To 'Smug Marrieds'?

Ah, the holidays. Time to see family, and, if you're single, hear those words that may cause you to feel, as we say, stabby: "Why aren't you married yet?" But it's not just meddling mothers who ask — friends who've tied the knot can be even worse. Reports the San Jose Mercury News, the "smug marrieds" are just one of… » 11/19/07 6:00pm 11/19/07 6:00pm

'Sex And The City': Like Your Period, It Just Keeps Coming Back

This summer, the New York Observer has been re-running Candace Bushnell's Sex And The City columns from 1995. We've thought about asking them why, but we know they'll just say something about how "they're as relevant now as they were then" when we know the answer is really, "so we don't have to pay anyone to write… » 8/22/07 1:30pm 8/22/07 1:30pm

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