Bella DePaulo

Author, 'Singled Out'

Bella DePaulo is the author of Singled Out: How Singles are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After (St. Martin’s Press, 2006) and other books. She also writes the Living Single blog for Psychology Today and the Single at Heart blog for PsychCentral. Atlantic magazine described her as "America's foremost thinker and writer on the single experience." In contributions to Alternet and Truthout, and to the op-ed pages of the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Forbes, and other publications, DePaulo has written about the place of singles in contemporary American society. She is a social psychologist (Ph.D., Harvard, 1979) who has published scientific papers on singlehood in professional journals. Bella DePaulo is also an expert on the social psychology of deceiving and detecting deceit. She discussed her deception research on the Today show and on Anderson Cooper 360, and in previous years, on other programs such as NBC Nightly News, and the ABC and CBS morning shows. DePaulo lives in Summerland, CA. For more information, visit her website at