Category Archives: Lifestyle

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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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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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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Learning from Millennials

Gender fluidity. Pop-up stores. The gig economy. Heteronormativity. Apps for everything. Feminism 2.0. Bernie Sanders. Millennials are transforming the way things are done, discussed and thought about – sometimes in very good ways, and sometimes in very confusing ways.

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The woman ahead of me WAS me

It had been a long weekend, and an emotionally draining trip to visit a dear cousin who was terribly ill. By the time my plane landed at my home airport, it was late at night. I was exhausted, and tired … Continue reading

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