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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
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
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.
NEWS
November 1, 2006 | By JACK SEYDOW
TRAVEL AGENTS promote it: "It's better in the Bahamas!" Bumper stickers proudly proclaim it: "I found it!" Even the Beatles provocatively profaned it, asking, "Why don't we do it in the road?" Have you ever been confused when seeing that "it," wondering whether it's being romanticized (the Bahamas!), apotheosized (for God's sake!), or euphemized (certainly not that "it," and certainly not in, egads, a road!)? Now "it" is happening, on TV and all over the Internet (see www.wvwv.
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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.
NEWS
March 29, 2012 | By Laurie Kellman, Associated Press
STERLING, Va. - As a married woman, Marisa Hannum had her family's conservatism in mind when she backed Republicans in the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections. Now divorced, she is putting her own interests first as she weighs whether to vote for President Obama or his Republican challenger this fall. She's an abortion opponent, worried about her finances, and concerned for friends who can't find jobs. She's dumbfounded that anyone is questioning birth-control access in 2012.
NEWS
October 2, 2011 | By Michael Smerconish
That too many African American children are growing up in single-parent households isn't news. But Stanford law professor Ralph Richard Banks has initiated a provocative debate that analyzes why black women are the most unpartnered group in our society. In his new book, Is Marriage for White People?, Banks explains: "The percentage of black children born to unwed parents exceeds 70 percent not because single women are getting pregnant more often, but because black women are so much more likely to be single.
NEWS
November 18, 2010 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
The single singer isn't single anymore. We may be starting this story at the end, but that's the most gratifying part about Karen Gross' five-year-old cabaret show, Sex & the Single Singer . During her performances, Gross has sung songs and cracked jokes about dating in front of sold-out audiences at Old City's Tin Angel bar. But over the years, she somehow settled into herself, and now she says she has worked through her meshugas. The 31-year-old singer-by-night, marketer-by-day is cohabiting with Dan Creskoff, her boyfriend of two years.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2010
DEAR ABBY: "Cautious Bachelorette" asked you how she should respond to a workman who asks if she lives alone. Having worked 30 years in a maximum-security prison, I can assure your readers that criminals gravitate toward jobs that provide access to people's homes as a way of scouting victims, so "Bachelorette's" concern is well- founded. I advise single women to keep a few articles of men's clothing, such as a jacket, work boots and other items, visible in their homes. They can be purchased inexpensively at a yard sale or local thrift shop.
NEWS
December 5, 2008
There are two things politicians should remember in the YouTube age: (1) You don't have to comment on everything. (2) If you must comment, think before you speak. Meet Gov. Ed "I'll Talk to Anyone About Anything" Rendell, Exhibit A of what happens when you violate Maxims 1 and 2. While at Independence Mall on Tuesday for the National Governors Association meeting with Barack Obama, Rendell opined on the president-elect's choice for homeland security boss, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano: "Janet's perfect for that job," Rendell said, unaware of an open microphone close by. "Because for that job, you have to have no life.
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