In many of today's cultures, it is okay for a woman to propose marriage to a man. According to English law, February 29th was ignored and had no legal status.Folks assumed that traditions would also have no status on that day.

And some of these conversations and ideas can be limiting.

In the space below are examples of disempowering ideas that can stick to us ("stickies").

You can add conversations from your network (family and culture) as well as your own "stickies" and "young conversations" about being single by By recognizing assumptions (through conversation, ones own experience, collaging, and exploring research that challenges stereotypes and cliche's), we can see Single Space as a place of creation and possiblity.

Bella De Paulo also reminds us of the Coping with Breakups, Losses, Transitions Where are the Single Men? Topics: Happily Ever After: Part I and II and other things Single Stories by Dr. Bella De Paulo A New Mental Health Diagnosis for Single Women, Self Blame by Dr. Beth Jacobs Mandala Journal: A personal Journey by Beatriz Ledesma, Ph. The Birth of My Single Space: How It All Began Hot Links and Topic: Dining Alone Hot Links and Topic: Should you Settle?

In Sickness and In Health Do You Know the Real Reason You're Single by Dr. Jill Reynolds Single Women Over Forty: Creating the Good Life by Dr.

Karen Gail Lewis Hot Links: Are the Early Years of Single Life The Hardest?

By Sheri Stritof Leap Year has been the traditional time that women can propose marriage. When the rules of courtship were stricter, women were only allowed to pop the question on one day every four years. It is believed this tradition was started in 5th century Ireland when St. Patrick about women having to wait for so long for a man to propose. Patrick said the yearning females could propose on this one day in February during the leap year.

We can live powerfully, whether we choose to be single, or circumstances have brought us into Single Space.

Here are some Pleasures and Possiblities in the space of being single.

Add your own by that you can play when you get bored. De Paulo has also written some other useful articles for singles facing the holidays For example, maybe it's time to create a different and refreshing holiday for yourself by , Dr.

Karen Gail Lewis reminds us that "Back in elementary school, you knew Valentine's Day was not about lovers, but about love and caring and friendship..." Dr. Traveling Solo: Some Great Insights and Websites Topics: How do we tell our stories...?