Category Archives: dating

Who Says Girls Can’t Play Nice…and Other Musings.

Every now and then I’ll read or hear someone say something along the lines of “women aren’t nice to each other”, “I don’t trust women”, “women are always in competition with other women”, and, of course “women are bitches”. And we’re all familiar with the concept of mean girls. There probably is a modicum of truth … Continue reading

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Yes! A Spinsterlicious, Luscious Life: Radio Interview

Last week I had a fun radio interview with Yolanda Shoshana on her Luscious Life radio show about making the most of your single life…if you’re single just for the time being or forever. Either way, it oughta be a good one!   Please listen in and check back here to leave a comment. You know … Continue reading

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How Can I Be Happily Single When I Hate Being Single?

  The Spinsterlicious Life –the title of my book and blog— is about the joys and realities of being a single woman.  Whether a woman is single by choice or by circumstance, a great life should be hers.  The time spent fretting about what you don’t have (a man) would be much better spent celebrating what … Continue reading

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Divorce Envy

Sometimes I am jealous of divorced women. Oh, not for the reason you might think; not because they’ve had at least one husband and I’ve had none. I feel jealous of divorced women because they have more social capital than I do. They exist on a higher rung on society’s status ladder than I do because … Continue reading

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What Should a 20-Something Woman Know?

Last week, I was interviewed by a dynamic young woman, Julie Miller, who has a blog targeted to women in their 20s, called Life2PointOh.   She asked me what advice I would give to 20-something year old women who are contemplating marriage and kids…or not.  Here’s the interview: Life2PointOh: When you were in your 20s, what were … Continue reading

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Making Adventure Part of Your Routine

I think it’s important –from time to time– to do something outside your normal routine, out-of-the-ordinary, something a little adventurous.  Here’s a story about one of my favorite adventures:  Excerpted from The Spinsterlicious Life: 20 Life Lessons for Living Happily Single and Childfree.  Copyright 2011.  All rights reserved. Lesson 2: Indulge yourself! Romance. Sex. Adventure. I like being … Continue reading

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My Favorite Life Lessons

    This blog post is all about adages, axioms, mottos, life lessons –some are cliched,  all are true.      There’s an old expression that “youth is wasted on the young.” I heard it all my life and never quite got it.  I just thought those who said it –who were always older than I … Continue reading

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Ode to Helen Gurley Brown: R.I.P., Sexy!

Helen Gurley Brown died today.  Here’s a re-print of a post I wrote about her earlier this year: Helen Gurley Brown turned 90 this past February 18.  I discovered her when I was a teenager and became an instant fan. She was a woman ahead of her time; I hadn’t heard another woman with her message. … Continue reading

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