Category Archives: Going Solo

A Spinsterlicious Summer

  I love warm weather.  I feel like I really come alive once I don’t to put on a coat over a sweater over a thermal undershirt.  In the winter, it takes a lot to get me out of the house.  In the summer, I want to go everywhere.  This summer, I’m really looking forward to … Continue reading

Posted in Going Solo, Harlem Vintage, Martha's Vineyard, Single, spinsterlicious, summer fun, Washington DC | 3 Comments

I’m Getting Older. Should I Be Worried?

  Lately, I seem to be inundated with articles about how hard and sad and pathetic my “golden years” are going to be. As a single woman with no kids (a spinster), I, apparently, am due for a pretty bleak existence as I get older.  According to these articles, I’m going to be lonely and broke, … Continue reading

Posted in aging Baby Boomers, Eric Klinenberg, getting older, Going Solo, Lonelier Poorer, single women, spinster, spinsterlicious, The Atlantic, The Spinsterlicious Life | 13 Comments

Wedding Survival Tips

  I’m wasting a perfectly good Saturday this weekend to attend a wedding.  I always have such mixed feelings about these things.  The bride and groom are good friends of mine and I’m happy they’ve found each other (a success story), but weddings usually bore me:  it’s like watching the same play over and over, … Continue reading

Posted in being single, Going Solo, I hate weddings, Meredith Goldstein, spinster, spinsterlicious, The Washington Post, weddings | 10 Comments

What’s Wrong With Separate Bedrooms?

  A couple of weeks ago I ruined an almost-date.  I was standing in line waiting to go into an event when a guy standing behind me, struck up a conversation.  We chatted for quite awhile and eventually got around to his divorce.  I don’t recall the details but I do recall his look of horror … Continue reading

Posted in being single, Dr Phil, Going Solo, Oprah, separate bedrooms, spinsterlicious | 39 Comments

The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

As long as I’ve been an adult, I’ve loved living alone.  I got my first apartment shortly after college.  It was a cute little studio apartment that had very little furniture: a bed frame and mattress, a table set, and a tv that sat on milk crates.  It was like heaven to me. I’ve had roommates … Continue reading

Posted in being single, Eric Klinenberg, Going Solo, living alone, solo living, spinsterlicious | 31 Comments