Singles in the Workplace

Doing Research and Teaching on Single People: How and Why

for teaching and research

People who are not married comprise about half of all American adults, yet their lives are vastly under-represented in teaching and research. Here are some articles about that.

Singles Studies: Global Perspectives (my keynote address)

What are college students taught about people who are single?

Make room for singles in teaching and research (with Kay Trimberger and Rachel Moran)

In a college course on great books, students get extra credit for going on a date

Where are our singles studies programs?

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Singlism: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Stop It

Want to Join the Community of Single People?

Henri Matisse, Jazz, XII The Swimmer in the PoolAll sorts of people get in touch with me, hoping that I can put them in touch with other single people who want to live their single lives fully (and not just escape them). Others want me to point them to helpful resources. A few of the many examples are listed below in the next section, “What Are People Looking For?”

Every time I get one of those requests, I try to generate names or resources offhand. That’s not very efficient. Plus, I only know a very tiny fraction of the single people (or scholars of single people or professionals who work with single people) who might be interested in helping out or who might also want to be in touch with other single people (for friendship, discussion, workshops, or just about anything else except dating).

So, for anyone who is interested, I would like to start a Community of Single People. I want to know who you are so I can connect you with interested parties (as described below). Once the Community is launched, however, members who want to do more with the community can also use it in other ways (for example, to discuss on Facebook anything that interests them).


It Is Happening – Please Share Your Thoughts!

What’s happening? Two things – National Singles Week (Sunday September 18 – Saturday September 24) and the new website that will aggregate feeds from enlightened singles blogs, provide resources, and more. I’d love to have a few words of wisdom from readers to include in a blog post to run during Singles Week, and I welcome one more round of feedback on the name and contents of the new site.