Single Women

A Broken Heart Can Be Healed Through Introspection

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 10.04.2015 | Canada Living
Mario & Diane Cloutier

We firmly believe it's possible to find love again after experiencing a major heartbreak, but be forewarned: "possible" doesn't mean "easy." The first obstacle to surmount is fear. This is the most critical roadblock to moving forward and finding love again. Fear is often so dominant that it can crush any new budding relationship before it takes bloom.

This Is Why I'm Happy With My Life Choices

The Purple Fig | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

When I hit 30, I noticed my social media fill with announcements of engagements, weddings, new homes, new pregnancies, thriving careers and growing families. I began to contemplate the state of my life over the past few years and even jumped on the bandwagon for a time. There is something wrong with me; I am not living how I should be, doing what I should be, and feeling like I should be.

4 Personal Laws to Consider Before Starting to Date Again

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 09.25.2015 | Canada Living
Mario & Diane Cloutier

If you have had one or more serious breakups, your journey to finding your perfect mate will likely require a serious shift. We call this a shift to a "no compromises, no settlements mindset." It incorporates several elements, but we will zero-in on a specific one: your personal "laws."

Why You Should Stop Telling Me to Find Someone

Arlene Dickinson | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Living
Arlene Dickinson

I can't imagine I am the only woman over 50, not married or in a serious relationship, that has been told by some well meaning friend that It would be so good for me to find someone. Find someone? Is there a specific spot I should look? Is there a lost and found pile I can dig through to see if someone in there belongs to me?

Who Needs A Man With Friends Like These

Sadiya Ansari | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Living
Sadiya Ansari

Last weekend, I ran the Nike Toronto Women's 15k on the Island and had the good fortune of having two girlfriends come out to support me. They jumped in a cab at 6:15 a.m., waited in line for a ferry, getting to the island three hours before my race time and watched me in the pouring rain.

Top Ideas to Make Valentine's Day Special

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

As a single, I am going to have fun on Valentine's Day by going out and celebrating the day on my own. Visiting with friends and family, and perhaps getting a little pampered on this special day. If you're in a relationship and would like some tips on how to make your Valentine's day special, here you go.

Japanese Travel Agency Offers Single Women Fake Weddings

Relaxnews | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada Living

A travel agency in Kyoto has created a two-day wedding package for all the single ladies that includes a trip to a wedding dress boutique, a photograp...

17 Things You Shouldn't Say To A Single Person Over The Holidays

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada Living

The holiday season is full of interpersonal booby traps, especially when the worlds of work, family or old friends collide. Yet, even though most of u...

How to Maintain Your Sense of Self While You're Part of a Couple

Natasha Koifman | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

There's a lot of talk in the media lately about "conscious uncoupling" but what about conscious coupling? How can you be a couple and still maintain your sense of self? What should you do and what should you look for when coupling up?

Why It's

University of Toronto News | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

A guy who you think is attractive but who has some unsuitable personality traits comes up and asks you out. You say yes, even though what you really meant to say was no. "Why did I do that?" you wonder. According to new research from the University of Toronto and Yale University, rejecting unsuitable romantic partners is easy in hypothetical situations, but not so when considering a face-to-face proposition.

11 Things Never To Say To Single Young Adults | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Living

When the team at recently found themselves at brunch with a group of single young professionals (YPs) -- yes, both ladies and gents -- we t...

Why Being Single Is Harder Than Ever | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Living

If you didn't lock down a life partner around 2007, you've probably experienced how laughably difficult dating is for single young professionals (YPs)...

The Connection I Didn't Expect to Make Through Tinder

Dana Marie Krook | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Living
Dana Marie Krook

Can a dating app produce a real, quality, long-lasting connection? For some, maybe. For those who are slow to trust, like me, it was less than ideal for a love-life happy ending. I did make a real connection -- just not the one I expected.

Five Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Casual Sex

Simone Katerine | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada Living
Simone Katerine

Although I hope sex ed class has changed a lot since I was a teen in the mid-90s, I'm not holding my breath. From learning how to be comfortable in my own skin to dealing with those messy things called "feelings," here are a few things I really wish someone had told me about casual sex.

5 Things Never To Say To A Single Woman (And The Things You Should)

Canadian Living | Jessica Padykula | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada Living

Married or coupled up individuals often think nothing of asking single women personal questions, offering them unsolicited advice or commenting on the...

The Year of Fun: The Science to Being Single

Megan Fielding | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Living
Megan Fielding

Expressing my recent distaste for being single, my friend shared her secret to healing the wounds of a long-term relationship that ended. After months of feeling down, she decided to pick herself up and embark on what she branded, "The year of fun." The formula breaks down into a simple equation: open-minded attitude + thirst for adventure = year of fun.

This Is How Single People REALLY Feel

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

You can imagine how a single person feels during the season of togetherness, but do you know what really through their heads? According to a recen...

How to Travel After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

I continue to be quite content to travel on my own to a town a few hours away or on a long flight around the world. It is always invigorating for me to venture out solo. Now instead of others being shocked by my willingness to travel on my own, there is a look of sympathy when I share with them that I will be going on vacation by myself. I can imagine the thoughts running through their head, "Why would a woman in her early 40s be traveling on her own? Is she newly divorced? She must be lonely."

Can Mothers and Single Women Remain BFFs?

The Purple Fig | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

You're a wife and mother to a four-year-old with another baby on the way. I, on the other hand, am still single, trying to figure out my next career move and wondering if I'll ever find a husband or have kids. I know we've always called ourselves "best friends," but lately I've been wondering if we're living up to the title.

Ditch Your Online Dating Profile

Heather Magee | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

So f*$k online dating. Don't spend another second milling about your flat, fiddling with your profile picture. Instead, get out of your comfort zone and meet some new people. This could mean sitting at a bar on your own or travelling across town to a new watering hole. Ditch your regular routine, smile at strangers and make eye contact. Engage with living and breathing human beings!

Five Shortcuts for Finding True Love

Colette Kenney | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Living
Colette Kenney

We live in a fast-paced world, so who doesn't love a good shortcut? Especially if it helps you find true love. If you're a woman reading this, by extension the most important thing to you in life, is love. So please, take these 5 shortcuts to heart. Embody them. Live them every single day.

Five Ways to Make a Great First Impression

Colette Kenney | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Living
Colette Kenney

Did you know that it takes just one-tenth of a second to make a first impression? It's true. So that just goes to show: Making a good first impression is super important, because you only really get one crack at it. To help you make all of your first impressions at KarMingle events first class, we've prepared a top five list of things you can do:

Change My Mind: Is the Modern Woman Too Picky?

JD Halperin | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Living
JD Halperin

Incredibly, there are no statistics on this. And yet women hear about this topic all the time -- and not just from their mothers. It's an anthem playing throughout our modern culture, along with all those girl empowerment, Beyonce-style pop songs. So HuffPost put the topic to two young single men, active on the dating frontier. In our latest "Change My Mind" debate, you the reader get to decide on the loser. Just be kind. Reject him nicely.

Can Married Women Handle a Single Woman's Truths?

Delaine Moore | Posted 06.02.2012 | Canada Living
Delaine Moore

Which parts of my book were THAT "uncomfortable" for them? Was it when I received a phone call in the middle of the night from my husband's mistress? Was it my sexual curiosity -- perhaps the fact that I learned to G-spot orgasm with a man I casually dated, or that I once attended a sex club?

Four Ways to Repel Women

Nicole Forrester | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada Living
Nicole Forrester

You don't hear from her. She doesn't follow up. She's elusively "busy" and doesn't return your texts or phone calls for days, if ever. So, what happened? What in 24 hours could make this girl go from seemingly being into you to treating you like the plague? Here are four woman-repellers.