Looking For The One, Part 1: The Anxiety

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The Sugars have been avoiding the most frequently asked question they receive from women: Will I ever find the one?

It's a tough question, and they're dedicating multiple episodes to the answer. In this first episode, the Sugars explore the anxieties that come with that question — reading from the dozens and dozens of letters they've received from single women who share the same set of concerns. I'm successful; I'm accomplished; everything else in my life is going great. But I can't find a partner, while everyone around me is settling down. What's wrong with me? Will I ever find someone? Is it too late?

Lena Dunham joins the conversation with her trademark candor.

Show notes

[0:16] “I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl,” Nina Simone, 1967.

[5:32] Lena Dunham, personal website.

[9:58] "All The Single Ladies," Kate Bolick, The Atlantic, November 2011.

[10:54] "Spinster: Making A Life Of One's Own," Kate Bolick, 2015.

[20:52] "When Will I Be Loved," Linda Ronstadt, "Heart Like A Wheel," 1974.

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