A reporter is looking for singles who are part of a strong singles community or a community where the adults are overwhelmingly unmarried, in the U.S. or Canada. If you qualify and want to talk to the reporter, or if you know of such communities, email me at BellaDePaulo [at] gmail.com and I’ll forward your information.
Back during my East Coast days, there was a year when a colleague invited me to go to her daughter’s play on the 4th of July. I don’t like doing that sort of thing all the time, but I do enjoy kids’ performances occasionally, so that was fine. The play was around noon, so I figured we’d spend the rest of the day together.
Writing about singles has been an enormously meaningful experience, but it has not been a lucrative one. I’ve had fantasies about making a mint on Singled Out or Singlism or from blogging. Not gonna happen.
What I fantasized about is not stuff like buying a yacht or traveling around the world. What I really wish I could do is support single people and singles activism and advocacy. So here I’d like to share some of my starry-eyed ideas that will never come to fruition from my meager royalties or paychecks. I hope you will add some of your own.
A reporter from the Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail, is doing a story on singlism and would love to have some Canadian voices. Are you a Canadian — or do you know of any Canadians — available to talk to the reporter about singlism? I don’t know the specific questions but I’d guess they may be about your experiences of singlism or your perspective on why singlism matters.
You can reach me at BellaDePaulo [at] gmail.com
I have to admit that I never know how any particular post is going to go over. The most recent post at Living Single, Embracing Single Life, was by guest blogger Elliott Lewis and it really resonated with readers. Lots of people started clicking immediately and posting heartfelt comments. (This is one of the reasons I love blogging.) Elliott also agreed to let me repost this lighter list of signs of lifelong singlehood. He wants me to assure you that lots of the items are totally fabricated, just for fun. You can read more about Elliott Lewis at the end of the post.