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Beyond ‘Are You Seeing Anyone?’: Questions that Honor the Real Lives of Real Single People

Some of the world’s most scintillating conversationalists come totally undone when their conversation partner is a single person. All they can seem to come up with is, “So, are you seeing anyone?”

Americans spend more years of their adult lives not married than married, and there are more single people than ever before. Yet remarkably, other people often assume that what single people want, more than anything else, is to become unsingle. It is as if they think that single people have no...
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Love & Affection

Friendship as a Driving Force in Stories about Grown-Ups

“Flower Hunters,” Lauren Groff’s short story in the New Yorker, includes this passage:
“She picks up her cell – she wants to tell her best friend, Meg, about her sudden overwhelming love for the ghost of a Quaker naturalist – but then she remembers that Meg doesn’t want to be her best friend anymore.

“A week ago, Meg said very gently, I’m sorry, I just need to take a break.”
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Love & Affection

Does Sex Really Matter?

What is the key difference between romantic relationships – which are valued and respected and pondered and studied and celebrated and, well, romanticized – and all of the other close and meaningful relationships in our lives? Relationships with our closest friends, that may have...
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