I'm Turning 30 and I'm Good With It

I was surprised to see that one of my posts included in The BlogHer Community's Most Loved Posts of 2009 was actually something I wrote back in 2007. In that post, written a few months after I turned 27, I talked about approaching 30. Now that I'm three months shy of my 30th birthday, I thought it was time to readdress it. ...more

I will be 30 in November and I'm actually looking forward to it.  My life has gotten ...more

Online Dating: Sometimes You Just Need a Break

I've been a member of an online dating site since July 2008; I've never suspended or canceled the service since it was activated. It's always there, ready for me to use if I feel like it, but my frequency of use has varied widely. There have been times where I met three new people in one week, and other times where I've met the same number of people in a month or more. ...more
This is very frequent and I often will stop checking my online dating sites for a few weeks and ...more

Space-Saving Tips for Small Homes

Ever since I moved into a studio in January, I find myself drawn to stories and photos of other studio apartments, as well as the people who live in them. I want to know how they arrange their furniture, and if living in a smaller space suits them. I wonder if their space feels crowded because they're trying to fit too much into a limited amount of square footage or if everything flows like it should. ...more
For a single person life in a small apartment is the best choice according to me. It allows ...more

Thoughts on Valentine's Day

Every year in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day, we inevitably read the same kind of material as we did the year before: articles about how not to be depressed if you don't have a date; tips on what to buy your sweetie if you have one; people who are depressed and bitter about their single status; and people like me who say the holiday doesn't bother them one bit. This one is how to keep sane as a single. ...more
I hate valentine day,,,,more

Let the Decorating Begin

It wasn't until recently that I became interested in decorating. When I was living with my sisters throughout my late teens to mid-twenties, doing anything with my apartment other than the bare minimum wasn't something that ever crossed my mind. As long as I had furniture that looked all right, a TV and computer, something on the walls...I was good to go. ...more

Spring time also means breaking out the tool belt for me. And by tool belt I mean scissors, tape ...more

Living in a Studio Apartment: I Like It

When I started apartment hunting last fall, I fought against living in a studio. ...more
Great article! My husband and I currently live in a studio. You can read about our experience ...more

What Expectations Do We Have for Friends vs. Lovers?

On a recent Saturday night, I agreed to accompany a male friend (I'll refer to him as B-) to a work function. B-'s company was throwing a dinner party at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and since I'd never been to a fancy party at a museum before, I figured it would be an interesting experience. ...more


Very interesting points, Zandria. :)

First of all, you're mixing terms. ...more

I Live Alone, But I'm Not Lonely

I've been living in my new apartment for over a week. It's been everything I expected it to be: my commute to work is shorter because I'm living closer to a Metro station; I've unpacked all my boxes, broken them down, and discarded them; I've ordered a bookcase and a TV stand. However, what I'm really proud of is the number of visitors I've had -- seven of my friends came by just this week, which doesn't include the six people who helped me move in -- to check out my new space. ...more

If I decide to move in with a dude at some point in the future, that's one thing. But move in ...more

Stay Positive: It Doesn't Have to be About You

On more than one occasion, a guy that I've gone on multiple dates with will suddenly break off contact with no explanation. Sometimes I don't think anything of it, but depending on how much I liked the guy, there are occasions where my feelings might be hurt a little bit. However, I have a self-defense mechanism that I employ, and so far it's worked very well. ...more

I have just dated a friend. He asked me out and it was great....we went out for dinner couple ...more

Moving Day: It's Almost Here

By this time next week, I'll have moved all (or most) of my belongings from the current two-bedroom apartment I share with a roommate to a studio that I'll be living in by myself. I was off work last week, so I spent a chunk of that time doing the required organizing and packing-up of my belongings. ...more

Moving is always a pain in the process, but it's so fun to be in a new place.  Everytime ...more