Author Archives: Eleanore

My Next Spinsterlicious Adventure

One of the things I love about being single is that I have the freedom to take off on an adventure whenever it suits me (after checking in with my bank account, of course). Traveling is one of my passions; I’ve been many places –22 countries—and there are many more I need to get to. I’m … Continue reading

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…And You Don’t Have Kids???

“Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face.  You really need to be certain it’s what you want before you commit.”  -Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray Love. Being childfree is a state that is even more fraught than being husband-free.  A woman who has never been married is (still) considered a bit … Continue reading

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Part-Time Lovers: The Next New Thing?

It’s been interesting to me the way being single has become such a popular topic over the past couple of years.  The US Census and Pew Report (among many others) reported on the growing number of singles and the decline in the marriage rate, and websites, Meet-up groups, books, news articles and tv shows sprung up, … Continue reading

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Ladies: Man, First –> Education, Second

    Perhaps you’ve seen her on the news recently, or you may remember “Princeton Mom” from her last round of publicity when she stridently advised/warned young college age women that nailing down a husband while in college should take a bit more precedence over actually getting an education.  Well, she’s at it again…louder and bolder.  … Continue reading

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Fun With #SinglesInAmerica

Last week I attended Match.com‘s annual presentation of its survey results on single life in the USA. I went, not so much that I care a lot about the survey findings, but because it was hosted by my friend, Sherri Langburt of Single Edition Media, and her team always puts on a fun event. And this … Continue reading

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Yikes! Valentine’s Day is Coming.

    When I say “yikes” about this impending Valentine’s Day, it’s not because I don’t like this ‘holiday’, because I do.  I think it’s kinda sweet.   When I’m in a relationship, it’s an opportunity to stress out one or both of us as we try to figure out if we’re sufficiently participating in this very … Continue reading

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Summa The Best Parts of Living Alone

I saw this cartoon in the Feb. 3, 2014 issue of the New Yorker and smiled.  That’s me.  Though I don’t drink straight from the milk carton, I have drunk directly from the juice bottle.  And the mouthwash, on a regular basis.  I can do this.  You see, I live alone. What else do I get … Continue reading

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My Knees, My Gut…My Heart

Every couple of years, for the last decade, I start running again…against doctor’s advice.   I was a runner for most of my adult life and it’s the only exercise I enjoy.  But  I had arthroscopic  knee surgery in 2001 and was instructed that running wasn’t “helpful” to the situation.   I was advised to find some … Continue reading

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Spinsters in Paris at Christmas

I don’t love Christmas.  It’s just too much. The season is two full months long. The stores start the Christmas carols and decorations the day after Halloween and it’s like too much candy.  What would be great in a small dose loses its appeal because it’s so overdone. I do like the decorations and the festive … Continue reading

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STFU!

I was cruising through Facebook a little while ago and I was moved to write this post. I laughed out loud at one of the entries and wished I could slap the writer a “high five”, even though I know she didn’t mean for her post to be funny. She’s a single mother, and she and … Continue reading

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A Word to the Wise. But Which Word?

This week I –like millions of others–  celebrated Thanksgiving Day, my very favorite holiday.  I love this holiday because it is so uncomplicated: just sharing good food with people you love (hopefully) and being grateful for all of life’s goodness.  And gluttony gets a pass on this day.   There were four generations of us eating … Continue reading

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Nice Guy. Where’d You Meet Him?

I hate online dating…most of the time.  Too many of the guys who contact me clearly haven’t read my profile, or maybe they just assume they know more about what I want than I do.  So, when I say I want a non-smoker, the smoker reaches out to me, anyway.  Though my profile says I want … Continue reading

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Did I Sleep With Him Too Soon?

A friend recently asked me to re-run this article.  I wrote it about 2 years ago and she’s feeling like she needs a refresher.  See, she recently slept with a guy she recently met, and hasn’t heard from him since.  (This never gets old, does it?) She’s now wondering what she should do.  What to do, … Continue reading

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Two Spinsters in South Dakota

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to visit Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone Park . After years of begging people to go with me and having no luck, I learned that my friend, Colleen, had a similar yearning. So we coordinated our calendars, booked our trip, packed up the dogs, and headed out West. … Continue reading

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