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Single Hearted with Bella DePaulo

Ep. 126


In our first show of the new season, we discuss "Single at Heart: The Power, Freedom, and Heart-Filling Joy of Single Life" with acclaimed social scientist and leading scholar of the single life, Dr. Bella DePaulo. Her groundbreaking, comprehensive, and totally unapologetic new book, #singleatheart, discusses the Joy of Being Single and the Movement toward Unmarried Equality. Her TEDx talk, "What No One Ever Told You About People Who Are Single," has been viewed more than 1.7 million times. Listen in and win a copy of her book, “Single at Heart: The Power, Freedom, and Heart-Filling Joy of Single LifeHERE



In this episode, we cover:

  • Research Highlights: Challenging Biases and Stereotypes of being Single
  • Structural Disadvantages for Singles
  • What are the successful attributes of a person who is happily single?
  • Difference between single life and having a romantic interest without being official partners?
  • Strategies for Advocacy and Support
  • Understanding Single at Heart Characteristics
  • Embracing Single Identity
  • Alternative living arrangements beyond traditional partnerships
  • Single parents who are single at heart
  • Significance of self-improvement and steering clear of detrimental mindsets


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