Let’s Talk about Single Men
Recently, a reader posted this comment: “Is there, or will there, ever be anything for single men? Why is there so much about single women but hardly anything for single men?”
I agree. In the popular media, in blogs, and even in academic research, discussions of single life are overwhelmingly written about or by single women. In my blog writing, I first expressed my exasperation in the post,
In Singled Out, I included separate chapters on single men and single women. Much of what I wrote in the other chapters is relevant to both single men and single women, as is much of what I write on my blogs.
Some of my posts have been specifically (though not always exclusively) about single men. Here are a few examples:
I have hosted some guest posts written by single men. Here are a few of them:
Life after a decade of marriage: A single man tells his story (Guest post by Karl Wiebe)
I like to mock the silly or cruel singlist things that people say about single men. I am always amused when the media is shocked to find that their stereotypes about single men are untrue.
Too often, when I am writing about single men, it is because some inaccurate claim has made its way into the media and I want to correct the record. For example:
Those Pitied, Mocked, Envied Years Between the Late Teens and Late Twenties: What Are They Really About? [see the section on Guyland]
I will continue to try to keep single men in the conversation about single life. As always, if you see something relevant that I should be critiquing or discussing, let me know. I always appreciate your tips.
DePaulo, B. (2013). Let’s Talk about Single Men. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 4, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/single-at-heart/2013/08/lets-talk-about-single-men/