About Flying High Solo
FlyingHighSolo.com is a magazine and blog where the interests, accomplishments, and stories of people living alone are shared, among ourselves and our friends.
The underlying goals of Flying High Solo are:
- to build a strong community of those who live alone, whether short-term or long-term, chosen or not
- to include in that community those who accept the solo lifestyle as a viable way to live, whether they live alone or not; and
- to enrich our shared sense of humanity regardless of relationship status.
As of 2010, according to the U.S. Census, more than 31 million adults in the U.S. live alone, that’s about 28% of all households. More than 50% of us are not married. And our numbers are growing.
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Bojinka Bishop is the editor and publisher of FlyingHighSolo.com.
As editor, I’d like to briefly introduce myself and tell you the reasons I’m committed to publishing Flying High Solo.
I’ve been married, have been a single mother, and have lived alone on and off for about 25 years. And too many times, I have felt left out of the mainstream of U.S. life. Rightly, wrongly, it is how I have felt.
In October 2011, having retired from teaching at Ohio University after 13 years and after a professional career as a writer and public relations director, I was seeking my next professional passion. As I leafed through a magazine and was bombarded with photos of couples, I realized I had seen too many ads, too many TV shows, and heard too many messages that the “right” or “best” way to operate in this world is to be coupled, to be married.
From the workplace to family gatherings, we often get the message that living alone is not quite right and that solos are second-class citizens. And my passion became clear. I want to play a role in helping people who live alone, for whatever reason, feel good about themselves and their lives. And I’d like to help stamp out some of the cultural bias against us.
FlyingHighSolo.com gives us voice and tells our stories. It shows we lead pretty full lives – from work to home to travel to culture to civic and social engagement.
I hope you enjoy Flying High Solo and will share it with your friends, regardless of their living arrangements.
Wishing you all good adventures, peace, love, and fulfillment,
A magazine on how to live a good life as a single or solo.
Our Community by the numbers
49% of American adults are single
31 million + live alone
28% of U.S. households are solo
17 million female solo households
14 million male solo households
Rewarding KindnessFlying High Solo is randomly rewarding acts of kindness. Click on "Seeing small beauties…" or click on "Things to do," on the blue navigation bar then on "Seeing small beauties..." for details.
Bella DePaulo's blog for Psychology Today, "the truth about singlism..." News, analysis, facts, and stories about being single in America
Great books on singlehood
"Singlism," by Bella DePaulo, DoubleDoor Books. 2011
"Going Solo," by Eric Klinenberg,The Penguin Press, 2012
Flying High Solo welcomes the submission of news and feature stories for and about solos. Please click on "Submissions" in the top navigation bar for more details.