The Intrigue of People Who Like Being Alone
In my 13 years of blogging about single life, no topic has been more popular than this one
I’ve been writing the “Living Single” blog at Psychology Today since March of 2008, nearly 13 years. I’ve posted there more than 950 times. One of those posts was the all-time-favorite, by far: The badass personalities of people who like being alone.
Rather than listing the top 26 posts in order, I’ve grouped them into 6 thematic categories. The number in front of each title is the rank-ordering.
Why so many people are drawn to solitude and to single life, including even some people who are partnered
Conventional wisdom and scare stories
14 18 long-term studies show that people who marry do not become lastingly happier
Kids: Single people who have kids and single and coupled people who don’t
What’s best for you?
How we live now, and what has changed
Not everyone is preoccupied with sex and romantic relationships
[Want to learn more? Take a look at this collection of articles on all sorts of topics relevant to single life. Watch my TEDX talk, “What no one ever told you about people who are single.” Check out my website.]