Bella DePaulo

Author of Single at Heart

From acclaimed social scientist Dr. Bella DePaulo, the leading expert on single life, comes this groundbreaking, comprehensive, totally unapologetic case for single life. For the “single at heart,” DePaulo finds, single life is a joyful, meaningful, fulfilling, psychologically rich, and authentic life. The single at heart are flourishing because they are single, not in spite of being single.

“I haven’t come across many psych researchers who are better and more engaging at discussing their research than DePaulo is“
– New York Magazine

About Bella DePaulo

I’m single. I always have been and always will be. Using a term I coined, I’m “single at heart.” Living single is how I live my best life – my most meaningful, fulfilling, psychologically rich, and authentic life. I’m a social scientist, author, blogger, teacher, speaker, and consultant. I grew up in the small town of Dunmore, Pennsylvania (near Scranton) and I now live joyfully in the spectacularly beautiful tiny town of Summerland, California (near Santa Barbara).

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Movies, novels, love songs, and even scientific research all seem to tell us the same stories: Everyone wants to find that special someone. The untold stories help us understand why so many people choose single life and thrive there, often finding meaning, fulfillment, autonomy, mastery, rich and varied personal relationships, and sweet solitude in their single lives.

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