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Dan Savage recently turned to Eric Klinenberg, author of Going Solo, in one of his widely-read Savage Love columns. “Few young adults say they’re not interested in sex or relationships, but [the reader’s] preference for going solo is hardly unique,” said Klinenberg. “Today, an unprecedented number of people are opting to live alone. One-person households represent 28 percent of all households in the U.S., and in cities the numbers are higher.”
"Women do a much better job when they’re living alone…They tend to make and maintain relationships much better than men throughout the life course, whereas for men it’s much more likely that they will wind up feeling lonely or unhappy or isolated."
Eric Klinenberg, Lavin speaker and author of Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, talking withCBS News.
Here’s Lavin speaker Eric Klinenberg talking about his new book, Going Solo, on Real Time with Bill Maher. The book looks at the astonishing rise of single living in the United States and around the world. “I would say this is the biggest social change of the last 50 or 60 years that we have failed to name or identify”, says Klinenberg.
"The truth is that lonely people at home typically contact friends, loiter in bookstores, work in cafés, take on roommates, open OKCupid profiles, or dance Tecktonik at a rave. They don’t sit by themselves for months staring at their coffee tables."
From the New Yorker review of Eric Klinenberg’s Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone.