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September 11, 1995 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The whole thing started with red nail polish. I was sitting at home, newly and unexpectedly single, wondering if the baby was going to sleep through the night, and suddenly, completely and overpoweringly consumed with nail polish. I hadn't done my nails in years. Fingers or toes. I didn't even have any polish in the house. I searched the bathroom again and again, like a drunk pawing desperately for a bottle of Nyquil. That vintage red. It had to be here somewhere. I had to get those nails done.
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January 3, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Cindy Chupack has built a career chronicling single life as a writer for TV shows such as "Sex and the City," in relationship columns for Glamour and O magazine and in her collection of essays, "The Between Boyfriends Book. " Now she's turned her comedic gaze to the sometimes difficult subjects of marriage, domesticity and infertility with "The Longest Date: Life as a Wife" (Viking: 224 pp., $26.95). "My favorite line in the book would have to be 'Happily ever after is the epitome of lazy writing,'" Chupack says.
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April 24, 2008 | Cindy Bertram, Special to The Times
For pretty much all of my life, I have been "waiting" for it to start. When I was a little girl, I had my adulthood all planned out. I would have my career going strong by 24, meet the man of my dreams and get married by 26 and give birth to my first baby by 28. Well, I got the first part right, at least. But for the rest, life was just one big waiting game.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
A "Vampire Diaries" hearthrob is single again: Paul Wesley and wife Torrey Devitto are getting a divorce. While this may be happy news for fans of the CW's successful supernatural drama, the split comes just after two years of marriage. The pair "have decided to amicably split. They will continue to remain good friends," Wesley's rep told People. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2013 Wesley, 31, plays brooding vampire Stefan Salvatore on "The Vampire Diaries," and DeVitto, 29, has appeared in ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" and also played Dr. Meredith Fell alongside Wesley in "TVD.
NEWS
June 20, 1994 | NANCY WRIDE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
I'm just your basic single chick. My married friends suspect this means sex-packed nights and cereal dinners. But by the looks of Jerry Seinfeld's TV kitchen, I'm not the only one who eats Shredded Wheat for supper. And nobody thinks Jerry's a lazy slob, right? We are simply among a silent majority of people who eat way differently when alone. When we're with company, we feel compelled to eat meals as if we're dressing up.
NATIONAL
August 18, 2005 | Steven Bodzin, Times Staff Writer
For the first time, single adults outnumber couples with children as the most common type of household in the United States, according to new tabulations of the 2000 census. In 1990, couples with children were the most prevalent family type, followed by singles, childless couples and single parents. Previous studies showed that singles had moved ahead of married-with-children households.
HOME & GARDEN
September 2, 2004 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
JEAN ZARTNER had taken what seemed like a wrong turn. The Denver resident was driving in an unfamiliar neighborhood with a friend and became lost. Then, the two women saw a freeway sign for Cheyenne, Wyo. -- about a two-hour drive. "I half-joked we should go there right now," said Zartner, who writes corporate Web content. Then, they did -- with no luggage, stops or plans. "We went to a Wal-Mart, bought toothbrushes and underwear, and then we danced all night at a cowboy bar."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 1992 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fifty-two year old Morris Bobrow, who has never been married, knows what it's like to attend one of those odious singles mixers where everybody's sweating bullets to look as if the last thing on their minds is getting a date. "People generally congregate around the hors d'oeuvres and pretend not to be too interested" in anyone or anything else, Bobrow said in a recent phone interview from his office in San Francisco.
NEWS
April 8, 1988 | PATRICK MOTT, Patrick Mott is a regular contributor to Orange County Life.
In the pantheon of grating questions, it can rank right up there with "What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?" In fact, it can be worse than that because, for some, there's no easy, clever or pat answer to "How come a nice person like you isn't married yet?" You're intelligent, attractive, well-read, well-spoken, financially secure and get along well with the opposite sex. Yet you may have reached your 30s or 40s and never have been married. So . . . ?
NEWS
February 22, 1994 | PATRICK MOTT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Once, being a never-married bachelor entering middle age was considered to be a pretty good gig. There were romantic role models: the sophisticated Henry Higgins, the dashing James Bond. That all-time good guy, Superman. Lifelong bachelors, at 40, were considered rugged individualists, urbane, worldly, self-aware, blissfully free, with unlimited options. They were even objects of envy.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Veteran character actress Margo Martindale in the last several years has played spies, murderers and folks who live on the dark side. But in a varied career that includes a lot of theater work and film as well as several TV shows, her dream has always been to star in a comedy series. "I always wanted to be on a sitcom," Martindale said. "I just started killing people along the way. " VIDEO: Summer 2013 TV preview The 62-year-old actress has finally gotten her wish.
OPINION
June 29, 2013 | By Peter Garrison
I saved a man's life. It feels odd to utter that sentence. It sounds like a request for admiration or at the very least congratulation, but really it is an expression of wonderment. To have saved a life - or part of one; this man was 48 - is to have forestalled grief and loss for others, and to have restored reality to a world, the world as that man will experience it until, I hope after many, many years, death comes for him once again. In one sense, human lives are little things, and we hear of the loss of them - by suicide bombs, collapsed buildings, flesh-eating bacteria - with an equanimity that increases with distance.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
You know the Hugh Jackman rumor: The married, muscled actor is supposedly gay, according to - well, according to your friend who has a friend who is certain he's gay. Jackman sang a different tune to the Hollywood Reporter in an article published Wednesday that goes into detail about the actor's life, weight, work, friends and more. It also mentions the gay rumors. Turns out the person most upset by the rumors is Jackman's wife of 16 years, Deborra-Lee Furness. "Just recently, it bugs her," he told the mag, explaining that she uses the Internet more than he does.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
Just before the opening credits of "The Mindy Project" materialize, Mindy Kaling as her eponymous character has a heart to heart with a Barbie-like doll - and moments later, gets served. "If you don't pull it together, no one will ever love you," the doll warns. Adding insult to injury, the plastic figurine notes that she "at least" has a boyfriend. "When that hot, mean doll pointed out that even she had a boyfriend," Kaling's character says in a voice-over, "that's when I started to cry....
BUSINESS
August 22, 2010 | By Ann Marsh
For 10 years, Paul Schnebelen shared a three-bedroom apartment in Oxnard with his fiancee. Members of the Disneyana Fan Club, the couple shared a passion for all things Mickey. They envisioned owning a home together in Florida where real estate is affordable and Disney World is close by. Then, in January, the relationship ended. Schnebelen took on about $3,000 in credit card debt to ship his ex's belongings to her new home in Oregon. He kept their parakeets Suzette and Joe, named after singing animatronic birds in the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2008 | Cindy Bertram, Special to The Times
The other day, someone asked me, "Didn't you ever want to get married?" After being momentarily offended that the question was phrased in the past tense, my immediate answer was, "Of course I do." But then I started to think -- do I? I still consider myself a romantic at heart. I still see the white picket fence and the 2.5 kids. However, part of me now questions the necessity of the union. I look around, and to be honest, I don't see a whole lot of wedded bliss.
NEWS
January 8, 1988
Attention all childless women heading for 40: Do you feel maternity calling? Have you considered going it alone--with a little help from a neighborhood sperm bank or an understanding friend? Are children on your wish list? Yours--For Just $169,000! That's the median price of a home in Orange County. As a single, how could you--or how did you--ever afford to buy your own home? Are you an apartment-dweller by choice or necessity?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2008 | Cindy Bertram, Special to The Times
For pretty much all of my life, I have been "waiting" for it to start. When I was a little girl, I had my adulthood all planned out. I would have my career going strong by 24, meet the man of my dreams and get married by 26 and give birth to my first baby by 28. Well, I got the first part right, at least. But for the rest, life was just one big waiting game.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2007 | Jonathan Shapiro, Special to The Times
WHEN it comes to dating, Jane Ganahl brings some baggage. In "Naked on the Page: The Misadventures of My Unmarried Midlife," she portrays herself as a neurotic, overweight, "borderline frumpy redhead" who lives with three cats, harbors an adolescent obsession with rock stars, and struggles with loneliness. "Maybe it's harder for me to accept being suitor-free after having so many for the first forty-five years of my forty-nine on the planet," Ganahl laments.
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