Single And Satisfied, So Why Is The World Set Up For Couples?

The Quicky

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Single And Satisfied, So Why Is The World Set Up For Couples?

It's been more than a decade since Beyonce gave all the single ladies their own anthem, so why is there still so much prejudice against both women and men who choose not to spend their lives with a partner?

The Quicky speaks to two women who are happily single by choice, and an expert who has spent years researching why the world is still geared towards favouring couples over individuals.

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Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri


Bella DePaulo - Academic Affiliate of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California Santa Barbara

Siobhan and Vivienne - both single by choice and loving life.


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