Whether you want to go ‘find yourself’, hook-up with a stranger, ditch the itinerary, or just get away from it all, sometimes going single is the best way to see the world. Whether you’re solo or with a group of...
Compared to our parents, most of us can be considered “late bloomers” in the game of life. We were told since university that “30 is the new 20,” and not to rush things. So we didn’t. And everyone was just fine with that. Why, then, are we so hard on single young professionals over 30?
A recent single young professional-filled brunch naturally lead to chats about - wait for it - being single. It seems the biggest common gripe isn’t how impossible it is to date in the city (though we discussed that too), but the comments from our friends who are already in relationships
Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari painted a bleak picture of singledom on Conan not too long ago that we were reminded of the other evening after a tedious text message exchange. On the plus side, it was hilarious, but what’s sad is that any single young professional (YP) can relate
It doesn’t matter that you’re ‘too busy’ to find love. All your parents see is a lack of grandchildren coming their way. Well, we can’t help in the baby department, but thanks to an idea imported from China (where else), at least the ability to present the appearance of love has just become a lot easier
You’ll see us, slowly shuffling down the street, heads bowed, faces blank, with dark circles under our red-rimmed eyes. The angles in our faces and bodies have become more pronounced as we slowly cry away our appetites, leaving us pale and gaunt and too often looking like bobblehead dolls (I’m definitely rocking this look right now). We are the victims of a freshly broken heart
The holidays are a really, really tough time of year for singletons. When the rest of the world has visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, the recently single are focusing on how to answer the endless questions from meddling relatives and the loneliness that goes hand-in-hand with being single during the holidays. But it doesn’t have to be quite that bad
Halloween offers an interesting nightlife twist, somewhat of a social experiment for the single YP on the dating scene. Not only does the presence of a costume magically (fine, along with the alcohol) increase oneâ€™s levels of confidence and make social interaction with strangers more welcomed and acceptable, it brings a few other things to consider for the single young professional
Most young professionals opt to focus a few extra years longer than our parents did when it comes to settling down, getting married and having babies. Especially among us career-focused YPs, there is simply so much to do before the time comes to focus on someone elseâ€™s life (or lives) in addition to our own. Is this just a choice or perhaps a perpetual state of mind?