Single Girl Problems

Overview

After too many “how to land a spouse” guides, it's time to change the narrative on what it means to be a single woman in the twenty-first century.

Being single sucks! Well, that's what everyone tells me, anyway. In pretty much every culture, single women over the age of twenty-nine are seen as lonely, miserable, undesirable, and cat-crazy. Family members, friends, heck, even perfect strangers ask, “When are you going to get married?” And if one more person tells me about their third cousin twice removed who met the love of their life online, I’m going to take out my weave and eat it.

Single women are driving the real estate market, running Fortune 500 companies, having premarital sex, living longer, and, according to New York Magazine, are the most potent political force today, so why are we still treated like it's the 1950s? Being married is still seen as one of a woman’s biggest accomplishments, second only to becoming a mother. Through expert advice, anecdotes, and top 5 lists, the book turns the page on the single woman’s storyline to reveal a more accurate picture of what it means to be single in the twenty-first century.

About the Author

Andrea Bain

Posted by Kendra on November 29, 2016
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Andrea Bain

Andrea Bain is a co-host of the CBC daytime time talk show The Goods. She earned a degree in sociology and broadcast journalism before beginning her TV career at Global News. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and has hosted many lifestyle shows and interviewed Hollywood heavyweights. Andrea lives in Toronto.