Soul Mate Theory 101: The Origin Story Behind The One

Modern society and dating websites adore the concept of the soul mate theory. It allows for easy promotion and marketing while responding to clients concerns for matchmakers when someone does not find a suitable date. Hollywood and television love the soul mates too because it an easy story. The usual soul mate story in media…

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How I Met Your Mother, Television, and the Single Life

How I Met Your Mother was a long running show that ran for nine seasons. The show follows Ted Mosby as he seeks his one true love in New York City while he tells his children how he met their mother twenty five years in the future in 2030. In the meantime, Ted hangs out…

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Oracle of Delphi and Singlehood

The Oracle of Delphi was a Priestess in the ancient Greek city of Delphi. The inscription of the maxim was written the Temple of Apollo at Delphi and was visible to worshippers as they entered the temple and a favorite maxim repeated often by the classical Greek philosopher Socrates. The maxim “Know Thyself” means that…

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Sixteen New Year’s Resolutions for Single People

It has been 2016 now for nearly two weeks. The tradition of making New Year’s resolutions is more common in the West than in the East, but both hemispheres take part in the tradition. New Year’s resolutions will vary from person to person and the goals that each person seeks to achieve for the next…

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On Being Single, Friendship, and Happiness

Society pushes on single people that they are only valuable to society if they are dating or married. There is nothing inherently wrong with this since human connection is important, but there are different degrees and different types of human love. On a deeper level, though, society neglects and underplays the importance of friendship in…

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How to Host a Party as a Single Person

December 2015 is nearing an end as January 2016 becomes nearer every day. The different holiday parties are winding down for the busy holiday season, but New Year’s is the final big celebration for 2015 to bring in 2016. It can be difficult to host parties as a single person. If you have never hosted…

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Singlehood,Singleness, and the Holidays

Don’t have a boyfriend or girlfriend? So what! Celebrate your singlehood or singleness. Be a secure single!

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Single During the Holidays

The holidays are a crazy time of the year. Holidays are considered a time when people should visit and get together with their family and loved ones. It is a time of year where, depending on how serious your relationship with your boyfriend or girlfriend, you may visit your significant other’s family over Thanksgiving, Christmas,…

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Singleness

There are many varieties of singlehood, but the deepest state of being single is singleness. Merriam Webster defines singleness as the “quality or state of being single.” Webster also defines state as “1) a way of living or existing; 2) the overall physical condition of something; 3) the ability of something to be used, enjoyed,…

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Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After

Bella DePaulo is a professor at the University of Santa Barbara in California. She is happily single and lives in Summerland, California. DePaulo is the main person, if not only person, who is at the forefront of singles studies. In her book Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily…

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