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June 3, 1986 | By Michael Capuzzo, Inquirer Staff Writer
Uncle Sam has a new interest: sex and the single woman. The federal government, in the first study ever of the sexual habits of single women ages 20 to 29, reports that one of every three single American women in their 20s has been pregnant. Of that group, half of the white women and a sixth of the black women chose to have abortions, according to the study, conducted by Temple University. The 1983 study, to be presented to the National Institutes of Health this week, also found that unmarried couples who live together were becoming increasingly common as "living together becomes a common part of the courtship process," said Koray Tanfer, who directed the survey by Temple's Institute for Survey Research.
NEWS
March 19, 2007 | By Page Gardner
The recent census finding that the nation has about as many single as married women has triggered a flood of speculation about the cultural fallout from this demographic shift. But now that the single woman has officially arrived, the implications are broader than cultural. This emerging majority could have significant influence over America's political future, as well. Who, exactly, is she? For starters, most unmarried women don't lead lives straight out of Sex and the City. As a whole, their reality is more accurately reflected by the sitcom, which featured a newly divorced woman struggling to support herself and three kids by working lousy, low-paying jobs.
REAL_ESTATE
November 5, 2000 | By Alan J. Heavens, INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
Jennifer Rickard, daughter of a retired real estate broker, still can't believe how easy it was to buy her first house. Mary Dignan bought her first house in 1985, and thinks the financial part of the transaction has gotten easier over the last 15 years. Julie Meyers, who has lived in an apartment for nine years since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, watched her friends buy houses and condos, and figured it was time to take the plunge, too. Rickard, Dignan and Meyers are among the single women buyers making an enormous impact on real estate.
LIVING
December 11, 1994 | By Tanya Barrientos, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Patti Putnicki is 35 and single. She's attractive. And funny. And can read and write. Especially write. So why's a great gal like her still not married? Stop asking already. She's sick of worrying about it. In fact, she's decided to just laugh it off, and she suggests that her single soulmates join her. That's why she wrote Celibacy Is Better Than Really Bad Sex and Other Classic Rules for Single Women (Corkscrew Press, $9.95). "It started out as a diary," said Putnicki, a freelance stand-up-comedy writer who lives in Dallas.
NEWS
October 14, 1996 | By Mary Blakinger, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
What do single women want? When it comes to buying houses, they want more closet space and bigger kitchens than bachelors want. Builders are listening. That's because single women now have muscle in the market place. The number of single female home-buyers has increased by more than 1,000 percent since the 1960s, Jay Lamont, director of the Temple University Real Estate Institute, told a home-buying seminar for women at the Valley Forge Hilton Hotel Thursday. Two decades ago, lenders often turned women down, saying they were risky loan applicants, Lamont told about 70 listeners.
NEWS
August 17, 2003 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
To unmarried Christian women, Lydia Brownback dispenses strong medicine in her new book, Fine China Is for Single Women Too: First off, if you're single, it's because God has ordained it. Forget the Christian Internet dating service, the Christian singles mixer, and the Who Wants to Marry My Christian Sister reality TV show. The single life is it - for now, at least - and God is holding the stopwatch. The message that Brownback preaches is to enjoy the single life, be thankful for it, and be productive.
NEWS
July 19, 1996 | by Earni Young, Daily News Staff Writer
Women are increasingly unwilling to wait for some mythical Prince Charming to ride up and carry them off to HIS castle. Today, single women appear to prefer doing it for themselves when it comes to buying a home. According to the most recent census statistics, women own 13.8 million homes - that's 22.5 percent of all homeowners. By comparison, single men comprise only 12.6 percent of homeowners. And it's not just because women outlive men and inherit the family house. Though married couples remain the largest segment (70 percent)
REAL_ESTATE
July 5, 1992 | By David I. Turner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Single women are increasingly likely to buy their own homes, and less likely to be renters. Through much of the '80s, the number of women who own homes in the eight- county Philadelphia area grew faster than the number of homeowners as a whole. And while the total number of renting households declined in the region, the number of female renters fell much faster. There is "no question" that single women are more likely to buy homes than they were in the past, says Gopal Ahluwalia, research director for the National Association of Home Builders.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
Homeownership is more profitable for men than for women, a study released Thursday by the real estate search engine RealtyTrac maintains. Analyzing 2.1 million single-family homes nationwide, RealtyTrac found that homes owned by single men on average are worth 10 percent more and have appreciated $10,112 (16 percent) more since purchase than those owned by single women. Single male homeowners accounted for 1.14 million of the total, and single women for 1.01 million, based on public record tax assessor data collected by RealtyTrac.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: My 22-year-old daughter is lovely, kind, and smart. She rarely dated in high school, and this was a big disappointment for her, but I assumed it was because she is 5-foot-10 and was very quiet and shy. I told her college boys would be taller and to get involved in extracurriculars and things would be better. She had a happy college experience, top grades, head of her student professional association, and plenty of friends, football, and extracurricular activities. But very minimal dating.
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August 25, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: My 22-year-old daughter is lovely, kind, and smart. She rarely dated in high school, and this was a big disappointment for her, but I assumed it was because she is 5-foot-10 and was very quiet and shy. I told her college boys would be taller and to get involved in extracurriculars and things would be better. She had a happy college experience, top grades, head of her student professional association, and plenty of friends, football, and extracurricular activities. But very minimal dating.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
Homeownership is more profitable for men than for women, a study released Thursday by the real estate search engine RealtyTrac maintains. Analyzing 2.1 million single-family homes nationwide, RealtyTrac found that homes owned by single men on average are worth 10 percent more and have appreciated $10,112 (16 percent) more since purchase than those owned by single women. Single male homeowners accounted for 1.14 million of the total, and single women for 1.01 million, based on public record tax assessor data collected by RealtyTrac.
NEWS
March 20, 2016 | By Dawn Fallik, For The Inquirer
Journalist Rebecca Traister's book All the Single Ladies , about the power of single women, is running up the charts and garnering applause from book critics nationwide. She describes herself as a "boring married. " She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, ground zero of what famous fictional singleton Bridget Jones called the "smug marrieds. " Traister, 40, has two children and a husband and is not unaware of the irony. Traister is a writer at large for New York Magazine and a contributing editor at Elle magazine. She was single for most of her life and holds strongly to the memory of that time.
NEWS
December 21, 2015 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Staff Writer
Renee Washington's descent from financial comfort to near-homelessness took nine years. In that time, the 56-year-old West Chester resident was laid off from a $40,000-a-year job and lost her mother to cancer. Three years later, Washington, by then with no health insurance, also was found to have the disease. That devastating events exhausted Washington's finances. The administrative assistant lost her longtime family home. Within weeks of having to leave, she turned to Home of the Sparrow.
NEWS
September 7, 2015 | By Lisa Scottoline, Inquirer Columnist
More advancements in medical research, to benefit women! The hits just keep on coming, don't they? I'm talking about recent banner weeks in women's health, and two news stories that were only apparently unrelated. The first news story concerns a breakthrough for women, in that modern medical science has developed a pill to increase our libido. Thank God! This development obviously counters all those critics who say modern medicine does not devote enough time to women's health.
NEWS
March 6, 2015 | By Ellen Gray
* UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT. Friday, Netflix. * DIG. 10 tonight, USA.   FROM "That Girl" to "Girls," single women hoping to make it in the Big Apple aren't new to TV. Single women moving to New York after 15 years living underground in a doomsday cult? You can count them on one finger. There's nothing generic about the funny (and charming) "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," whose first 13 episodes premiere tomorrow on Netflix. Ellie Kemper ("The Office") stars as Kimmy, who's been through some stuff and emerged determined not to waste her life.
NEWS
July 11, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
THERE ARE THINGS that go bump in the night, and then there are creeps who break into homes and stand over women like weirdos until they're awake. Tyrell Booker is of the latter variety, according to Upper Darby police. Booker, 21, of Yeadon, is the man police said is responsible for five break-ins in the Stonehurst section of the Delaware County township in the last three months. In each case, a woman awoke to find a strange man standing over her, police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said.
BUSINESS
June 16, 2014 | By Reid Kanaley, Inquirer Columnist
Retiring single has its privileges and challenges. There's freedom, and there's financial responsibility, which some people may find daunting. These sites help sort out the issues and answers. The Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement, at WiserWomen.org, provides this retirement planning page with links to retirement calculators, explainers on reverse mortgages, pensions, divorce, veteran's benefits, and a whole lot more. "Living alone as you approach retirement is hard work," notes this post at tiaa-cref.org, the financial-service firm for employees of nonprofits.
NEWS
July 5, 2013 | By Carolyn Hax
While I'm away, readers give the advice. On helping a friend who is being abused: After slowly being isolated from all friends and family - in short, everyone who made or was likely to make any comment about what a jerk my then-husband was to me - I had one single friend left, a particularly astute woman who was very familiar with abuse victims. She focused all attention on him when the three of us were together, thereby feeding his ego and need to feel powerful, which ensured he would not sever the connection and would allow her to have time alone with me. When we were alone, she bolstered my failing belief in myself.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2013
S TOMACH Full, Penis Empty: A Woman's Guide to a Happy Marriage . That's what Niecy Nash, the former star of the Style Network's "Clean House," wanted to title her new relationship book, but publisher Simon & Schuster was skittish about getting a book with that name into Walmart. So, Nash, who celebrated her second wedding anniversary last month with a very tall, dark, handsome electrical engineer named Jay Tucker , renamed her new advice manual, It's Hard to Fight Naked . "Literally, if the conversation starts getting hot, take off your shirt and start lotioning your elbows," Nash said yesterday with her trademark sass.
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