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Living Single Blog: Check It Out!! July 12, 2008

Posted by Onely in Singled Out, We like. . ..
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Christina and I were so excited to hear from Bella DePaulo (author of Singled Out: How Singles are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After [2006] and inventor of the term “singlism”) after Christina mentioned her in a recent post that we couldn’t wait to say more about DePaulo (our review of DePaulo’s book will be posted soon – as Christina says, “stay tuned”!). So, after a quick perusal of her personal Web site, we discovered that DePaulo also writes a weekly blog, Living Single, for Pyschology Today.

We hope you’ll check Living Single out. We did – and really really liked it. DePaulo’s goals are similar to our own: she wants to disrupt and question what we consider to be “normal” when it comes to living single. The major difference between Onely and Living Single seems to be that DePaulo’s claims are based in cold, hard scientific research. Our claims are more gut-based (though we are also interested to see the cold hard evidence that singlism exists), so it’s good to know that someone as credible as DePaulo is out there fightin’ the good fight (or whatever you want to call it; we’re peace-lovers ourselves–Peacing the good peace?) 

Because Lisa’s field is rhetoric, she officially became “hooked” once she read DePaulo’s review of Carl Weisman’s book, So Why Have You Never Been Married? An excellent rhetorical analysis, and one we completely “second” to boot.

So if you’re intrigued by the ideas presented here at Onely and are looking forward to reading her book as much as we are, we think you should click DePaulo’s blog!


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