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Mary Delia Allen evangelizes a new era of being single. The solo is a time for unmarried individuals to build a one size fits one life they love. Today, 48% of US Adults are single so how singles fit into society is changing.
After ten years as a vacation tour leader dedicated to singles Mary Delia Allen wrote Enjoy Your Solo; How to Be Great at Being Single to inspire singles and to educate non-singles on what solo life is today. So much energy is spent on attracting/keeping/losing love it’s time to flip the script and celebrate the solo.
Mary Delia Allen, author of Enjoy Your Solo: How to Be Great at Being Single, motivates singles to commit time and energy to themselves in the season of their life spent outside of a commitment to a partner and promotes a new definition of modern-day single life as a valid and positive stage of life. 48% of US Adults are single. Almost 30% of US households are one person living alone. Pew Research predicts that one in four adults aged 26-41 today will NOT ever marry. You are 100% of your relationship with yourself for the rest of your life and only 50% of any romantic partnership.
There is so much advice, reality TV, romantic movies and marketing targeted to singles about finding/attracting/marrying/divorcing/recovering from intimate relationships. Let’s flip the script! What about building a life you love on you own? The solo is a DIY project that is one size fits one. Enjoy Your Solo helps singles spend their limited resources on creating a full solo life in the times between partner relationships.
As a luxury event logistics professional for 20 years, I executed and participated in once in a lifetime experiences over and over again…. 15 Super Bowls, the Olympics, MLB All Star games, MLS Finals, NCAA Final Fours, political conventions, and vacation tours targeted specifically to single adults. Meanwhile, I was also building a solo personal life I truly loved. I met so many people who were single for all kinds of reasons and thriving in that solo season that I knew I had to write a book to reflect a new era of how single life is today. #enjoyyoursolo
Enjoy Your Solo is a long time dream & first book! I am the sole author but partnered with a content editor, a line editor, wonderful beta readers, an interior book formatter and hosted a cover design contest at 99Designs. All those forces came together to bring you #EYS