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How We Are Socialized to Think We Want a Romantic Partner, Even If We Don’t

“Discrimination skews choices,” economists argue. How it skews the preference to partner.

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My heart was broken again recently, when I heard the story of still another single person (I’ll call him Sam) who really wanted to stay single but could not get past the feeling that doing…




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Bella DePaulo

Bella DePaulo

“America’s foremost thinker and writer on the single experience,” according to the Atlantic. Author of “Singled Out.” Harvard PhD

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