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"They lump all single people together - divorced, widowed, always-single - without factoring in the transition period, the really unnerving period in your life after divorce or becoming widowed," she tells Web MD.

"In the past, many women turned to traditional married life because financially they had a difficult time on their own," Schwartz tells Web MD.

"If they found a man who made a good-enough living, it made life easier. But now women can get high-paying jobs, which make a huge difference for them." Also, some women aren't good at making friends, Schwartz says.

"The stereotypes that single women are either promiscuous or don't get any are a scam," she says.

so she can do the things she wants to do," says Pepper Schwartz, Ph D, a professor of sociology, psychiatry, and behavioral medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle.

It's no wonder single women have great networks of friends.

More women are single today than ever before, De Paulo notes.

"It's this idea that you can be single, have your big career and all your friends, but that's not the route to happiness, it's not deep or meaningful like marriage is. The best friendships often last longer than marriages ...