Single Is the New Black Review


I have to admit I was a little annoyed when I started to read Dr. Karin Anderson Abrell’s book Single Is the New Black: Don’t Wear White ‘Till It’s Right. No Kindle version? That’s odd. On few occasions I even found myself poking the words in hope a dictionary would appear.

With that being said, I’ve read it even without the dictionary and I really recommend it to all who struggles with being single, or who feels pressured into relationship by their family, friends and/or society.

I was single for a looong time, but luckily I didn’t experience much of single shaming. Reading this book I really felt the agony singletons have to endure. Not a lot of books can do that!

But rest assured Dr. Karin doesn’t leave you pending in this gloomy feeling. No! Instead she offers encouragement and support so many single people crave for. For her there is nothing wrong with being single – “it just hasn’t happened yet!”

What I liked the most was different views and opinions on presented subjects, and especially the guy’s perspective. I’ve learnt the guy’s point of view of my love mishaps has a tremendous value, and it saved me a lot of headache. I’m glad author included it in the book. And I’m wondering what the perspective of people who put pressure on singles is. Would be interesting to read what’s in their mind.

With a Ph.D. in psychology and 27 years on the dating scene Dr. Karin knows what she is talking about. She almost yielded under a pressure of being single and settled for Mr. Good Enough. Luckily for her, she came to her senses, called off her wedding, and waited for Mr. Right. He came alright.

As will yours, too! (Or Mrs. Right)

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I loved the book so much I’ve decided to share it with my readers! For a chance to win it:

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(update, 1 September 2016: The winner is …   …  …  MERIEM! Congratulations, Meriem, and enjoy reading the book!


Let me know what you think about the book in the comments below!



    • It is, Frida! And really not many dating books offer such uplifting view on being single. Enter the giveaway, maybe you’ll win it! 😀

  1. One of the worst things I hear is why aren’t you in a relationship? I know it’s not meant to be single shaming but it still doesn’t help.

    • I hear you, Mary! Sometimes I got this one, too! My response was “I don’t know,” or “Mr. Right didn’t come yet.” Interestingly, they backed off after that.

      If you don’t mind me asking, how do you feel when someone asks you that?

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