The Unexpected Joy of Being Single

The Unexpected Joy of Being Single

Non-Fiction, Health & Lifestyle, Self Help & Personal Development, Self Help, Relationships & Sex
Paperback Published on: 27/12/2018
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Having a secret single freak-out? Feeling the red, heart-shaped urgency intensify as the years roll on by? Oh hi! You're in the right place.

Over half of Brits aged 25-44 are now single. It's become the norm to remain solo until much later in life, given the average marriage ages of 35 (women) and 38 (men). Many of us are choosing never to marry at all.

But society, films, song lyrics and our parents are adamant that a happy ending has to be couple-shaped. That we're incomplete without an 'other half'*, like a bisected panto pony. Cue: single sorrow. Dating like it's a job. Spending half our lives waiting for somebody-we-fancy to text us back. Feeling haunted by the terms 'spinster' or 'confirmed bachelor.'

Catherine Gray took a whole year off dating to find single satisfaction. She lifted the lid on the reasons behind the global single revolution, explored the bizarre ways cultures single-shame, detached from 'all the good ones are gone!' panic and debunked the myth that married people are much happier.

Let's start the reverse brainwash, in order to locate - and luxuriate in - single happiness. Are you in?

*Spoiler: you're already whole.

  • Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781912023813
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 240g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 28 mm

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The Unexpected Joy of Being Single
Food for thought
A helpful book with a fresh perspective on singledom. Certainly given me some things to reflect on. This book challenges societal norms and redefines what ... READ MORE
Claire   Ellis
The Unexpected Joy of Being Single
Hilariously funny, witty and honest!
One of the best books I've read in a long time. Read this after being dumped and I've never felt so gloriously free and happy to be single without fear or ... READ MORE
Lydia Gregory
The Unexpected Joy of Being Single
A must read for all
I’m not one for really speaking about being single or even caring too much about it either but this book was just too good not to share. There’s so many th... READ MORE
sarah carless
The Unexpected Joy of Being Single
Honest eye opener
I never really fully understood or agreed from a young age why everyone was so hell bent on needing to find their other half, get married, have a boyfriend... READ MORE
Kiri Hawkins