Dave Singleton, Caring.com author


Dave Singleton is an award-winning writer, producer, and multimedia communications consultant who's worked for multimedia/publishing companies including Hearst Magazines, Scholastic, Time Warner, BNA, and AARP Media.

He writes for numerous publications and websites on a variety of topics, including caregiving, pop culture, food, travel, social trends, dating and relationships, and LGBT life. He is the author of two books on dating and relationships.

Dave has appeared on television and radio programs such as NBC News, NPR, the BBC, and AARP Prime Time Focus. His work has been featured in numerous print and online media, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, National Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Washingtonian, Arizona Republic, the UK Sun, the Sydney Morning Herald, AOL, Yahoo, MSN, Match.com, Happen magazine, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Tango, Metro Weekly, Instinct, Attitude, and OUT.

He speaks at colleges and conferences, teaches nonfiction writing classes, and leads events on topics including nonfiction writing, multimedia journalism, and multimedia promotions.

Dave holds a master's in business administration from New York University's Stern School of Business, with extensive additional coursework with the NYU Graduate School of Journalism. He has a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Virginia.

Why I Care

"Caregiving is near and dear to my heart because of my personal experience with friends and family members who've suffered with illnesses including heart disease, strokes, cancer, dementia and Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and HIV. For good reason, caregiving is often seen as more of a female focus. The statistics show that women are predominantly the caregivers in our society. But many men are caretakers, too. I'm especially pleased to write for Caring.com to share more from a male point of view as well as to initiate conversations around real-life experiences and coping strategies when faced with older, infirm parents and ill loved ones."

For more information and examples of his work, visit Dave's website at www.davesingleton.com and follow him on Twitter: @DCDaveSingleton.

He currently resides in Washington, D.C.


Recently Published on Caring.com

Caring for Our Wounded Warriors — May 25, 2016
“I thought I was going to spend the next few years dreaming about retirement, not taking care of my injured son.” So said a woman in her early fifties to me at a party ...
New Science Links Lack of Sleep to Alzheimer's Disease — Aug 25, 2015
Looking for a reason to get more shut-eye, and to encourage your parents and other loved ones to do the same? Science backs you up. Recent studies link Alzheimer's disease...
A Caregiver's Best Friend — Aug 24, 2015
Caregivers are going to the dogs. And cats. Even a few birds. Maybe a rabbit. With National Dog Day, August 26, right around the corner, it’s a good time to celebrate the ...
Affording Care for Alzheimer's Disease — Dec 15, 2014
Business Week called Alzheimer's disease the "costliest killer" for good reason. This disease, which affects 5.4 million people in the U.S. and 44 million worldwide and is...
Hidden Hunger Among Today's Elderly — Oct 03, 2014
Have you ever heard the term hidden hunger? It's often used to describe an intake of calories without the nutrition needed to support mental and physical health. But it ...
Slow Dancing With a Stranger — Oct 01, 2014
"The man I live with is not the man I fell in love with and married." So begins author Meryl Comer's story. In her book Slow Dancing With a Stranger: Lost and Found in the ...
Fostering Purpose With Community — Sep 26, 2014
"Purpose Drives Communities." I saw this recent news headline sprawl across my television. Isn't it the other way around, I wondered? Don't communities drive purpose? With...
On Prayer, Meditation, and Purpose — Sep 04, 2014
"If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place." -- Lao Tzu Let's have a moment of silent appreciation for meditation. It seems to be having quite t...
LGBT Senior Housing Options — Aug 27, 2014
Moving to an assisted living home should never mean stepping back into a closet. That seems obvious to those of us living out and proud lives in post-Stonewall Riots Ameri...
Older Americans and Money — May 01, 2014
"Do you think I'm made of money?" my dad asked me when I was 10, desperately wanting him to buy me a new tabletop pinball machine with flashing lights, automatic scoring, f...