I’ll be talking about single people and single life in Los Angeles on November 13, 2016, from 3—6 p.m. It should be a lively conversation and I hope you can join us.

Thanks to Kim Calvert, creator and editor of Singular Magazine and the SingularCity social networking community, for hosting this event. (That’s her in the picture at the top of this post, welcoming us to Singular City.) Here is what she posted about the event:

Living Single – Separating Fact from Fiction

Date:Sunday, November 13, 2016
Time:3-6 p.m.

Join us on Sunday, November 13 at 3 p.m. for an intimate and lively conversation with Bella Depaulo, Ph.D., the world’s leading expert on the single experience and author of numerous books that have transformed the way people see singles and their place in society.

We’ll have an opportunity to talk to Dr. Depaulo about the many stereotypes projected on singles, along with all the myths surrounding single life and how to recognize the subtle ways that singlism could be sabotaging your success. Along with that, you’ll find out the truth: single people are making a meaningful and powerful contribution to their families, their workplace and their communities – and doing just fine, thank you very much!

Don’t miss this special opportunity to meet the person described by Atlantic magazine as “America’s foremost thinker and writer on the single experience.” There will be a book signing after the talk, and you’ll have an opportunity to purchase a copy of “Singled Out: How Singles are Stereotyped, Stigmatized and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After” and have it signed by the author.

The event will be held in the home of Singular magazine editor/founder Kim Calvert in the West Adams Historic District of Los Angeles (about 2 miles west of downtown L.A.).

Refreshments will be served.

Tickets are $10 and limited to 30 participants. To RSVP, send an email to events@singularcity.com with BELLA in the subject line. We will contact you with the ticket link.

The address will be sent to those who purchase tickets.


Meet Bella Depaulo, Ph.D, the leading expert on the topic of singles and successful single living.

Some background: Recently, I was invited to talk to a group of Stanford alumni (even though I’m not one). Kim Calvert was there, too. It was a 2-hr event and I was asked to give a 1-hr talk on the themes of Singled Out and my recent invited address at the American Psychological Association (discussed here and elsewhere). Once everyone had arrived, I started my talk. After a few minutes, the first hand went up. The questions continued for the entire 2 hours and would have gone on if the event lasted longer. At least in this one group, this was a conversation people wanted to have. So Kim asked if I would do a similar event for her Singular group and anyone else who wants to come, and of course I said yes.

Hope to see you there!

Date:Sunday, November 13, 2016
Time:3-6 p.m.