Author Archives: moparaventi

When are advertisers going to pay attention to single women?

They should. There are a lot of us. Since the dawn of advertising, marketing strategies aimed at female consumers have had two goals: to convince them that the products being advertised would 1) help them get a man or 2) … Continue reading

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Single women show off their buying power

The Wall Street Journal recently had an article about how the percentage of single women over 55 buying homes has doubled over what it was 20 years ago. They also buy homes at double the rate of men in that … Continue reading

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“She won’t hit it very far, anyway”

I was at a driving range yesterday having Golf Lesson #2 when a man drove up in one of those caged vehicles that drive around golf courses, picking up balls. “Didn’t anyone tell you the driving range is closed?” he … Continue reading

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From the mouths of idiots…

“I started picturing myself sitting in a rocking chair, knitting, and words like ‘old maid’ and ‘spinster’ started to come to mind, and I realized that no, I don’t want that to be my fate” Continue reading

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The #MeToo friendliness dilemma

An older guy I know on a casual basis asked me for a hug recently – then copped a feel. Or maybe it was an accident. Maybe he inadvertently placed his hands too high up when he hugged me. Either … Continue reading

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What’s your idea of pretty?

I was talking to a college teacher yesterday. As an experiment, she had her students list the attributes of someone who would be considered “pretty.” The consensus they came up with: white, slim and blonde. With big breasts. What’s interesting … Continue reading

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Putting it out there

I’ve got a task for you. I want you to use your smartphone or your computer to make a video of yourself, in order to show the world an amazing, capable, attractive, well-balanced individual WHO JUST HAPPENS TO BE SINGLE. … Continue reading

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What happens to ME?

I see that I’ve neglected this blog. In my defense, I have been writing — just not blog posts. I’ve been working on my book, The New Old Maid: How Happily Unmarried Women are Defying Spinster Stereotypes. I wish I … Continue reading

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Chealsea Handler talks about the “single-bewilderment syndrome”

This was written by Chelsea Handler, actor, comedian and host of Chelsea on Netflix. It appeared in Time magazine. We should laud singledom, not lament it Here I am, a humble single girl trying to make it on my own … Continue reading

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The liberation of my feet

Last night I went to the symphony, which gave me a rare opportunity to dress up. This time – in addition to a fancy outfit and large, glittery earrings, I decided to take the ultimate step. I pulled a pair … Continue reading

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