Over the course of many years writing about single life, I have found that readers are very interested in the experiences of single people in places beyond the U.S. So am I, but I don’t know nearly as much as I would like to. I have had some help with that from guest bloggers. Also, when relevant articles appear in the news, I blog about them.
Below are some of the articles that have appeared on my various blogs about the experiences of single people in various countries around the world. Happily, most reports are trending positive.
Single women in India, organizing and supporting one another: Guest post by Ketaki Chowkhani
Stories from the 1% in India: Women who stay single for life
The secret strengths of people who live alone and like it (India)
Single women in India: A conversation with Kay Trimberger
Their numbers are growing but they are ignored: Adriana Savu tells us about singles in Romania
Singles in Finland
In Ireland, taking single life seriously
Single in Nigeria
Single in Iran
China’s “leftover women” and “shake-and-bake” husbands
How to shame single women: Chinese edition
‘Leftover women’? Chinese single women aren’t buying it
Women who hid in empty graves to avoid marrying
Ikea posts singlist ad, and Chinese single women get it taken down
Chinese Valentine’s Day is for singles, but not in a good way
Single in the Foreign Service: Heather Steil Blogs from Afghanistan
The Mexican revolution in attitudes toward single people
Is it really great to be single in Holland?
Celebrations of Finland’s success leave one big group behind
Singlism in Finland is causing a stir
Sexless in Japan?
In Japan, can marriage be a hobby and friendship for real?
A Japanese answer to the question of dying alone
Single women in Japan, Part 1: Getting called loser dogs and parasites
Part 2 of single women in Japan: ‘Loser dogs’ bite back
Why ‘parasite singles’ is more than an insult
Single in Poland: Meaningful work, and connections to family and friends
Single in the UK, post Bridget Jones by Paula Coston
The dark side of the focus on families: A view from Australia, by Louise Harper
It happens in Canada, too: Why married people become wealthier, by Lin Gackle
Why are you single? International edition
Living single longer: It’s a global phenomenon