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Day Four: National Unmarried and Single Americans Week September 22, 2010

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So what did you do today to celebrate National Unmarried and Single Americans Week? We discovered some new pro-singles blogs that we’ll be bringing to your attention over the next couple of weeks. We’re sure you’re up to similar good things and we want to hear about it — so please let us know in the comments below!

We hope you’ll visit the fourth stop on the second annual Blog Crawl for NUSA Week: Christina and Lisa of Onely (hey, that’s us!) post on Bella DePaulo’s Living Single series on Psychology Today!

We’ll be linking to our fellow singles-savvy bloggers throughout the week. Check back here for the latest links.

— Lisa and Christina

Day Three: National Unmarried and Single Americans Week September 21, 2010

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So what did you do today to celebrate National Unmarried and Single Americans Week? Lisa went trail running for the first time with a group of strangers she connected with through Meetup. Christina posted a link to the Alternatives to Marriage Project on her Facebook page and wished all her friends happy Singles week. We’re sure you’re up to similar good things and we want to hear about it — so please let us know in the comments below!

We hope you’ll visit the third stop on the second annual Blog Crawl for NUSA Week: Rachel Buddeberg of Rachel’s Musings posts on All Things Single by Dr. Bella DePaulo!

We’ll be linking to our fellow singles-savvy bloggers throughout the week. Check back here for the latest links.

— Lisa and Christina

Day Two: National Unmarried and Single Americans Week September 20, 2010

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So what did you do today to celebrate National Unmarried and Single Americans Week? Christina wrote about the “Family” and Medical Leave Act for change.org, and Lisa enjoyed a nine-mile trek in the woods with a good friend. We’re sure you’re up to similar good things and we want to hear about it — so please let us know in the comments below!

We hope you’ll visit the second stop on the second annual Blog Crawl for NUSA Week: Melissa Braverman of Single Gal in the City posts on Cupid’s Pulse!

We’ll be linking to our fellow singles-savvy bloggers throughout the week. Check back here for the latest links.

— Lisa and Christina

Happy National Unmarried and Single Americans Week! September 19, 2010

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Copious Readers, it’s that time again — time to celebrate our single status with National Unmarried and Single Americans Week! We at Onely would like to know what you’re doing to celebrate (and if you’re not American, we want you to celebrate too) — so please let us know what you’re doing to make this week special in the comments below!

Although we’re sure you’re busy with other celebratory activities, we hope you’ll also make some time to follow the second annual Blog Crawl for National Unmarried and Single Americans Week, sponsored by SingleWomenRule. We’ve been graciously invited to participate as writers-for-a-day on Bella DePaulo’s Psychology Today Living Single Blog (look for us there 9/22) — and we’re delighted to be a part of what promises to be a very exciting conversation!

In the meantime, be sure to hit the first stop on our crawl: Nicky Grist, executive director of the Alternatives to Marriage Project posts on SingleWomenRule!

We’ll be linking to our fellow singles-savvy bloggers throughout the week. Check back here for the latest links.

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Pioneering Singles’ Advocate Dr. Bella DePaulo BlogCrawls onto Onely! September 26, 2009

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Happy Last Day of National Singles’ Week!!

final Singled Out TP coverYes, it’s the end of Unmarried and Single Americans Week, but don’t be sad! We’re going out with a bang! Today singles’ advocate extraordinaire Dr. Bella DePaulo relates some personal watershed moments when she realized she didn’t have to find a “Sex and Everything Else Partner” if she didn’t feel like it. One reason Onely hearts Bella is because she has coined some fabulous terms to describe the lopsided treatment of singles in society, including singlism (discrimination and prejudice against single people), matrimania (the myth of marriage as a cure for personal and social ills), and the much underused SEEPie.

How I Discovered that Living Single Was My True Happily Ever After

by Bella DePaulo

In seventh grade, on a break from class, best friends Maureen and Linda took turns walking slowly and deliberately, hands clasped at their waists. They were practicing the walk down the aisle. They also compared notes on their wedding dresses, the bridesmaids’ dresses, and who those bridesmaids would be. No, they were not getting married at age 12 – they were just fantasizing.

Even as a 7th grader, I found this strange. I just didn’t see the appeal of planning, or even thinking about a wedding. Turns out, I never would.

I have always lived single, and never yearned to live any other way. For a long time, though, I was puzzled by the disconnect between the way I liked to live, and the kind of life so many others seemed to wish for, and expected me to wish for, too.

I tried out several solutions to this. I had a bug hypothesis for a while – marriage was a bug, and I just hadn’t caught it yet. Eventually, it would get me. (Looking back, I’m now bemused that I did believe in a disease model all along – but the disease was marriage, not singlehood.) Then I tried out the long-distance version of the longing – maybe I’d like it if I had a long-distance relationship. That way, I could have my time and space to myself all week, and have a partner for the weekends. I thought about it, but I never felt it.

I don’t think there was a specific moment when I realized: I LIKE living single. This is who I am. It is not going to change.

To get to that point, I think I had to understand a bigger point – it is fine (good, even) to live the life that is most meaningful to you, even if your way is not the most conventional one. (more…)

Singles’ Crawl: Laura Dave on Living Single Blog September 25, 2009

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Happy National Singles’ Week!!

We’re celebrating with a blog crawl!

Although the myriad views of singlehood expressed by participants in this blog crawl do not necessarily reflect Onely’s specific approach to singles’ advocacy, we are happy for the chance to celebrate Unmarried Single Americans Week by participating in this dialog of diverse voices in the discussion of singles’ rights, single living, and single sundries.

Guess what — we’re nearing the end — it’s Day 6, and we want YOU to visit Living Single, where novelist Laura Dave (The Divorce Party) tells us how she feels about the single life.

(p.s. — don’t forget to come back tomorrow, where Dr. Bella DePaulo has something to say, right here on Onely!)

Singles’ Crawl: Marryanne Comaroto on Dating Advice Almost Daily September 24, 2009

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Happy National Singles’ Week!!

We’re celebrating with a blog crawl!

Although the myriad views of singlehood expressed by participants in this blog crawl do not necessarily reflect Onely’s specific approach to singles’ advocacy, we are happy for the chance to celebrate Unmarried Single Americans Week by participating in this dialog of diverse voices in the discussion of singles’ rights, single living, and single sundries.

Day 5: Please visit Dating Advice Almost Daily, where Marryanne Comaroto, author of Hindsight: What You Need to Know Before You Drop Your Drawers, offers her perspective on living solo.

Singles’ Crawl: Terry Hernon MacDonald on Sex, Lies and Dating September 23, 2009

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Happy National Singles’ Week!!

We’re celebrating with a blog crawl!

Although the myriad views of singlehood expressed by participants in this blog crawl do not necessarily reflect Onely’s specific approach to singles’ advocacy, we are happy for the chance to celebrate Unmarried Single Americans Week by participating in this dialog of diverse voices in the discussion of singles’ rights, single living, and single sundries.

Day 4: Today, Terry Hernon MacDonald of Single Women Rule offers her two cents on Sex, Lies and Dating.

Singles’ Crawl: Ronnie Ann Ryan at Single Women Rule September 22, 2009

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Happy National Singles’ Week!!

We’re celebrating with a blog crawl!

Although the myriad views of singlehood expressed by participants in this blog crawl do not necessarily reflect Onely’s specific approach to singles’ advocacy, we are happy for the chance to celebrate Unmarried Single Americans Week by participating in this dialog of diverse voices in the discussion of singles’ rights, single living, and single sundries.

It’s Day 3: Pop on over to Single Women Rule, where dating coach Ronnie Ann Ryan offers her perspective on being single and happy.

Singles’ Crawl: Simone Grant on Singlutionary September 21, 2009

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Happy National Singles’ Week!!

We’re celebrating with a blog crawl!

Although the myriad views of singlehood expressed by participants in this blog crawl do not necessarily reflect Onely’s specific approach to singles’ advocacy, we are happy for the chance to celebrate Unmarried Single Americans Week by participating in this dialog of diverse voices in the discussion of singles’ rights, single living, and single sundries.

Day 2: Run, don’t walk, to Singlutionary to read what blogger-extraordinaire Simone Grant (of Sex, Lies, and Dating) makes of the Singlution!

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