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New Year’s Eve: Smashed Expectations

It’s that time of year again.    Every third conversation today and for  the next few days will be about New Year’s Eve: “what are you doing” -or-  “what did you do?”    I often feel compelled to have a response that is at least a little bit interesting and I usually do.  I’ve had lots of … Continue reading

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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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Single and Fab? A Smart Marketer’s Dream.

  A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about a new addition to my beauty maintenance routine.  Shortly thereafter, I received inquiries by several companies who wanted me to try their products and write about them.  This was a little flattering and a little nerve-wracking.  Flattering because, well, I like that they care what … Continue reading

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A Spinsterlicious Survey…with Prizes!

Dear Friends: I’d love it a lot if you’d take about 10 minutes to tell me about yourself by completing this survey.   To show my appreciation, I’ll be giving away three prizes through a random drawing: (1) $100 AmEx gift card      (2) Spinsterlicious gift bag with book, t-shirt, mug       (3) … Continue reading

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Nope, I Don’t Hate Men…and I’m Not Gay…

As a single woman, one of the things that both annoys and amuses me is the way some people need to understand why I’m still single.  It’s not enough for them to know that I’m not married, they need to know why.  It seems to bother them way more than it bothers me…particularly because it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Slightly X-rated and Possibly Helpful

As you probably know, I (just like all bloggers) receive requests to review products, services, and websites from time-to-time. I say “no” to most of them because I try to stick to those that are related to living happily single and that I think my readers will appreciate. So I said “no” to a request to … 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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Amiably “Surviving” Singledom

I think most people by now are aware of recent figures published by the U.S. Census and the Pew Institute about the growing number of singles in the U.S., so I won’t belabor that point. Being single is “hot.” Yet, when I hear a woman complain that she’s miserable being single, I wonder what’s really bugging … Continue reading

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The “Gift” of Other People’s Children (Ha!)

A lot of women I know who don’t have children make up for it by spending lots of time with their nieces, nephews, and the kids of their good friends.  For many of them, it’s the best of both worlds: they get to spend time enjoying, teaching, loving them…and then sending them home to their parents. … Continue reading

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Calling Rent-a-Husband

Yesterday, it occurred to me that this whole “being single works for me” stance may be a little overrated.  Most of the time I got no complaints. Yesterday, I had a complaint.  You see, if I was living with my (imaginary) husband, my day would have gone differently.   This is what would have happened if I … Continue reading

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Dating? Try Not to Be Shallow

Dating, as we all know, can be tricky. There are so many unwritten rules and we aren’t all reading from the same playbook so we don’t even know what all the rules are.  Here’s a rule that I think most people will agree with, even if we’re not always capable of following it:  when “judging” a … Continue reading

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Who’s Going to Take Care of You When You’re Old?

I think I drove a nice, but naive, woman a little crazy yesterday.  I hope I also gave her something to think about.  Here’s what happened.  She and her kid sat beside me on a train to Long Island.  I made the mistake of saying her kid was cute.  The kid was cute –that wasn’t the … Continue reading

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He’s My Dog (Pet)…Not My Dawg (Human Substitute). (An Oldie-but-Goodie)

Q: When is a pet just a pet? A: When it lives in the home of a “traditional” family: husband, wife, 2+ adorable kids.  It’s part of Americana. In a different scenario, though –one that doesn’t include, at least a married couple– Cute Pet is a substitute for something important. If you’re a single woman, especially of-a-certain-age, and … Continue reading

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Why, Oh Why, Didn’t I Have Kids?

Why don’t I have kids?  Because I never really wanted ’em.  They’re not for everybody, something I tried to explain to a woman I met recently.  She looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language that she didn’t understand.  And I guess I kind of was, because she has four kids and couldn’t seem … Continue reading

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