My Favorite Life Lessons

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 was-- were just annoyed that they were older than whoever it was they were thinking of when they made the comment. Now I know better. That expression has nothing to do with being annoyed at someone younger than you are, it's all about having learned that we don't really really know what life is all about until we've lived awhile....more

The Best Relationship Advice I Ever Got!

Actually, this story I'm about to tell is probably not about the best relationship advice I've ever gotten, but it is certainly about my favorite relationship advice.  It still makes me smile. ...more

Raving lunatic of the dating world seeking significant other...

 What's the deal, really? Has my karmatic invoice arrived? Have I accumulated bad dating karma because I have killed roughly 30 house flies during the course of one Sunday? Did I break several mirrors? Is it because I keep riding the bus for free without buying a ticket? Is it the handfulls Splenda packs that my homeboy Ivan and I used to steal from Starbucks?...more

Return of the EX

What are you supposed to do when the ex who broke your heart contacts you after months of silence?My last contact with Mr Ex was 3 months ago – he broke my heart then wrote me a text message telling me to ‘delete my number’. So I got the point, deleted his number and eventually got over him via the rule ‘out of sight, out of mind’. Last Friday night I received an email from him that had ONE WORD in it......”HI”. Seriously, could he not have written anything more?This one little word has brought back a rush of emotions....more
So - I want an answer. I am far too curious! Its one of those things that when it reappears, it ...more

A Woman and Her Six Husbands

The other day, I saw a guy on TV who was promoting his new book, "The Six Husbands Every Woman Should Have."  I stopped what I was doing to have a look and listen.  Geez, if I'd known I should have six husbands, marriage might have been more appealing to me.  It was the whole finding-one-and-till-death-do-us-part thing that tripped me up. ...more

Happy Valentines Day to all my SINGLE LADIES!!!

This is just a quick shout out to all of my beautiful single ladies - HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!I think today we need our girlfriends to be our Valentines and think about all of the laughs, love and happiness they bring to our lives, NOT think about men!!Below are the pictures that most represent my thoughts for today..... I think the last one is my favourite <3...more

Making Valentine's Day Your Friend

Lots of single women dread Valentine’s Day. I would like to change that. For too many single women, Valentine’s Day is a loud reminder that they have no man (or woman, in some cases) to love. It’s a loud reminder of their sad, lonely lives…even though most days their lives are not very sad and not that lonely. On Valentine’s Day it is. And the lead-up to it is fraught with anxiety because “whatever will she do” on this day when couples all over the country are celebrating? (Even though that isn’t really happening). When I was a kid, I loved Valentine’s Day....more

That question....

It seems to be that in every social situation, i am asked the dreaded question........ "Do you have a boyfriend?". As always, i smile and respond "no, I'm living the single life!"....more

Does marriage make people happier?

Or is it simply living together that does? Researchers have studied marriage versus single life for decades. But nobody has studied marriage versus cohabitation over the long term. That’s was the crux of this research to come out of the latest issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family courtesy of Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology. ...more

I'm Single and Happy...Why Does That Make Them So Mad?

I'm a single woman, no children. Been that way all my life. Over the years I've gotten lots of questions from curious people as to why this is so. I'm not a troll (so I'm told), and I have a reasonably pleasant personality, so lots of people don't understand how this could be. That I'm okay (actually, happy) about this is really befuddling to more than just a few people. So, a little over a year ago, I started a blog, The Spinsterlicious Life, my musings about the realities and joys of being single and child-free. ...more