New Things and Favorite Things

New and noteworthy in 2016 and 2017

On May 25, 2017, Bella DePaulo’s op-ed, “Get married, get healthy? Maybe not,” was published in the New York Times.

I study liars. I’ve never seen one like President Trump.” is Bella DePaulo’s op-ed, published in the Washington Post on December 8, 2017.

Bella DePaulo’s invited address at the meeting of the American Psychological Association in August 2016, “What No One Ever Told You About People Who Are Single,” attracted a standing-room-only crowd and “caused something of an internet earthquake.”

On October 11, 2017, NBC News launched a new opinion page, called THINK. Bella DePaulo was invited to write this article for the day of the launch: Why we thought marriage made us healthier, and why we were wrong

ALONE: The Badass Psychology of People Who Like Being Alone” is Bella DePaulo’s latest collection of 62 blog posts and essays. It was published in October 2017 and is available in paperback or as an e-book.

More people than ever before are single — and that’s a good thing” is an article Bella DePaulo wrote for The Conversation on April 23, 2017. It immediately shot to the top of the list of “Most Read” articles and stayed there for days. It was republished by dozens of magazines and newspapers, in the U.S. and around the world. (It was particularly popular in Australia.)

Stories in the media about Bella DePaulo and her writings on single life are here.

These are some favorites:



New York magazine: “The new science of single people


The Huffington Post (shared on Facebook more than 50,000 times): “Research says single people – wait for it – live rich, meaningful lives

upworthy Fusion (notes that Bella DePaulo “caused something of an internet earthquake” with her recent talk): “Meet the people who want to be single forever





Atlantic Magazine (describes Bella DePaulo as “America’s foremost thinker and writer on the single experience”): “All the single ladies

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