Category Archives: Single

“Travel Tips” Tuesday: Lori’s Cuba

My friend, Lori, and I have an ongoing lighthearted disagreement about being single.  She likes to say “I’m not Spinsterlicious because I don’t like being single.”  I always laugh because whether she likes being single or not, the reality is that she is.  Whether single by choice or circumstance, I believe a woman owes herself a … Continue reading

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Ignorant About the Ways of Marriage

Being a single, never-married babe, I admit that there are many things about marriage that I just don’t know or understand. Like how I could have been expected to pick one guy, one, and stay with him for the rest of my life. And this one: why married women stay with their cheating husbands who, by … Continue reading

Posted in cheating husbands, Elin Nordegren, Jenny Sanford, never married, Single, spinsterlicious | 19 Comments

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

(Why) Is “Spinster” A Four-Letter Word?

  I am a single woman with no kids. I’ve been that way all my life. It’s by choice, so it’s a fine place to be. Eons ago, I would have been called a spinster. Or an old maid.  Old Maid sounds much too heavy, plus I’m reminded of the card game of the same name … Continue reading

Posted in Divorce Envy, Huffington Post, Single, spinster, spinsterlicious, unmarried | 11 Comments

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

Posted in dating, divorced women, Huffington Post, Single, spinster, spinsterlicious | 15 Comments

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

Posted in dating, Greenwich Village, Mehmet Oz, Single, spinsterlicious | 8 Comments

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

Posted in child free, dating, life lessons, Single, The Spinsterlicious Life | 10 Comments

Spinsterlicious, The Book! What’s a Single Woman To Do?

I’m very excited to announce that my book —The Spinsterlicious Life: 20 Life Lessons for Living Happily Single and Childfree— is now available on Amazon! To give you a little taste of what it’s like, here’s the first chapter, The Introduction: So here’s the deal.   I am a bit of a serial dater, so over … 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

Posted in Cosmopolitan magazine, dating, Helen Gurley Brown, Katie Roiphe, Single, Slate magazine, spinster, The Spinsterlicious Life Book | 9 Comments

To Sex -or- Not To Sex (An Oldie But Goodie)

Within the past month, I received emails from two different women who were concerned (well, one was actually beside herself) that a man they had recently met had not called them after they slept together.  Both were wondering what to do and I had a lively discussion with one over the phone, later, over whether it … Continue reading

Posted in sex, sex too soon, Single, spinsterlicious, the new guy, unmarried, when to sleep with the new guy | 9 Comments

A Had-to-Happen Love Story? -or- The Ultimate Betrayal?

The title of this post sounds like it belongs to a romantic drama on the Lifetime Channel, doesn’t it?  And it kinda is, except it’s not a movie, it’s real life…and Lordy, I sure hope the woman I’m writing about doesn’t know about my blog. (Could be awkward).  Anyway, my (distant) cousin is happily married to … Continue reading

Posted in betrayal, love triangle, Single, unmarried | 11 Comments

The Spinsterlicious Man-of-the-Month: In Defense of Strong Women!

Oftentimes, in conversations about why there are so many single women, someone defaults to a claim that “men are intimidated by strong women” as a reason for the growing numbers of the never-married in this country.    I’m sure this is true for some men, but not most…and, plus, it’s not even the point.  I’m not … Continue reading

Posted in KABC Talk Radio, never married, Single, spinsterlicious, strong women | 4 Comments

25 Things: 2011 Year in Review

A number of blogs are posting the answers to this “25 Things” questionnaire and linking to each other.      Hilarity in Shoes is one of them.  It’s kinda fun to read others’ responses.  Here’s mine…which I think, alas, may be a little dull.  I’m hoping it’s dull because I have a lousy memory, and not because … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 year in review, 25 things, Company Men, Joseph C Phillips, Single, spinster, Spinterlicious | 7 Comments