About Flying High Solo
FlyingHighSolo.com is an online magazine featuring stories about single people living authentic, engaged lives. Plus we cover a range of topics on holistic living – places to go, thing to know and do – to enrich your life, no matter your relationship status.
Flying High Solo seeks to entertain, inform, and inspire you. It’s about living a good life - good for you, your community, and the world.
We invite you to be engaged - we invite your comments and suggestions. Have an idea for a story? Want to add your thoughts? Each story has a comment section. Join the conversation. And please use the contact page for your ideas and suggestions.
Because FHS is a magazine, not a blog, currently we publish three or four new stories a month. Drop by Flying High Solo every week or two to see what’s new. OR – if you would like to be alerted to new stories when they are published – send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org Your email address will not be shared and will only be used to alert you to new content.
As of 2010, according to the U.S. Census, about half of U.S. adults were single, and half married. More than 31 million adults in the U.S. lived alone, that’s about 28% of all households. Yet so many magazines (and much of society) seem to hold up being married or coupled as the norm, and showcase relationships in their ads and stories. Because the world is changing, with more and more people on their own, Flying High Solo is relationship neutral.
Flying High Solo doesn’t advocate one lifestyle over another. We fill an important media gap by honoring those living the solo lifestyle, and by focusing on the things we all have in common - the desire to live healthy, happy, engaged lives.
Join the FlyingHighSolo.com community by commenting on articles, adding your take on things. Bookmark the site and subscribe via RSS feed (the orange icon on the navigation bar). And like us on Facebook!
Bojinka Bishop is the editor and publisher of FlyingHighSolo.com.
As editor, I’d like to briefly introduce myself.
I’ve been married, have been a single mother, and have lived alone on and off for about 25 years.
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 there was a need for a lifestyle magazine that honored the solo lifestyle and those who live it.
FlyingHighSolo.com celebrates us, gives us voice, and tells our stories. And at the same time, like other magazines, anyone can read it because it covers topics that touch our shared humanity – work, community, health, recreation, travel…
I hope you enjoy Flying High Solo and will share it with your friends, regardless of their living arrangements or relationship status. We welcome all readers into our community.
Wishing you all good adventures, peace, love, and fulfillment,
FlyingHighSolo.com is an online magazine about singles living authentic, engaged lives with insights on good living for all.
What readers are saying about Flying High Solo
"amazing variety of topics"
"an intelligent, strong, creative, eclectic approach to single living that we don't get a chance to read everyday"
"very cool and intelligent"
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By the numbers
49% of American adults are single
51% of Americans are married
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.
- Dear David Letterman – Time to Celebrate National Singles Week!
- Robin Williams followed the path of the creative genius – and chose to leaves us
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- Five reasons for air drying your clothes
- Some people surprise you – she makes homemade laundry soap. Here’s how