Op-Ed Essays and Other Articles
New York Times
Get married, get healthy? Maybe not.
May 25, 2017
Single People Aren’t to Blame for the Loneliness Epidemic
August 28, 2018
Everything you think you know about single people is wrong
February 8, 2016
Thankful to be alone: If I had surrendered to society’s expectations, I’d have a life I never wanted.
November 21, 2018
NBC News, THINK
Why we thought marriage made us healthier, and why we were wrong
October 11, 2017
I’ve been single all my life. I rarely get lonely.
February 19, 2016
New York Magazine
6 New Things Researchers Learned about Single People in 2017
December 28, 2017
If you aren’t in a relationship, who is ‘your person’?
April 4, 2018
Think single people are selfish? The research proves otherwise
May 25, 2018
New careers, big trips, caring for family: What singles get to do because they are single
January 11, 2019
There’s never been a better time to be single
January 5, 2018
“I’m better off single. You might be, too.”
September 24, 2015
Fleeing the wildfires in California, I was relieved to go it alone
December 27, 2017
Why is there shame around being a ‘relationship virgin’? I’d be proud to be one.
October 30, 2017
What do singles need more than a mate? Community.
May 18, 2016
What has changed for single Americans in the past decade?
September 20, 2016
“When raising kids, how much does a spouse matter?”
October 9, 2015
Meet the woman who created a Craigslist for single moms
November 9, 2015
I’m not going to marry myself. But I understand the appeal.
September 14, 2017
Singles have fewer benefits than married couples — but are slowly gaining more
March 16, 2016
More Americans are dining and traveling alone. Here’s why.
December 8, 2015
Council on Contemporary Families
Fact sheet: Unmarried and Single Americans Week, 2017
September 12, 2017
More people than ever before are single — and that’s a good thing
April 23, 2017
Is there a script for your life if you choose to be single?
January 16, 2019
Single workers aren’t there to pick up the slack for their married bosses and colleagues
(named one of the best “Ideas” articles in 2017)
May 25, 2017
No, I’m not married. Why do you ask?
With Joan DelFattore
September 22, 2017
New York Times, “A new American experiment,” February 13, 2012
New York Times, “Sex and the Single Voter,” June 18, 2004
The Guardian, “Discrimination against single parents has vast implications for their children,” March 13, 2015
Time magazine, Forum on the stigmatizing of women who do not have kids, April 11, 2015
Quartz, “America is no longer a nation of nuclear families,” June 30, 2015
Truthout, “Do You, Married Person, Take These Unearned Privileges, For Better or For Better?”, January 14, 2015 (with Rachel Buddeberg)
Newsday, “Living Single, Seeing Double,” November 21, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle, “Single Americans Are Hardly Flying Solo,” January 14, 2007 (with Kay Trimberger)
Chronicle of Higher Education, “Make Room for Singles in Teaching and Research,” September 28, 2007 (with Rachel F. Moran and Kay Trimberger)
Forbes, “Yes, there is a single demographic,” December 22, 2008
[Also see these Op-ed essays and other articles on how we live now.]