Inspired by the true life events of today's single moms, the following is designed to be a guide, not a rule book, for those mamas re-entering the dating pool with both bruised hearts and jelly stains on their LBDs. Together we stand.
I believe single-hood makes attached people anxious, because they want someone to be there for us. I just don't believe people who aren't in love, are automatically alone.
I learned to love who I was at my core, and embrace the fact that a good fit for me partner-wise would be someone who cherished the dominant parts of me and didn't compete with them. When I finally accepted this, I met the love of my life.
Something came up? No big deal. Have to cancel plans? That's cool, we'll go have a date with our first love -- our motorbike. When you're familiar with being on the road you develop an ability to go with the flow.
People can say whatever they want -- that race doesn't matter, that they don't see color -- but when it comes to selecting a partner, and the selection criteria are formalized through profiles and response decisions, we, as individuals and a society, can no longer hide from ourselves.
Take stock of your time and set intentions and priorities rather than letting "busyness" (also known as "self-absorption") set the agenda.
Fox published a story entitled "The Perfect Man Exists -- On Video," in which it suggests the DVDs -- or VHS tapes for just $9.98 -- might actually be the next "logical step for frustrated singles seeking love and coming up empty."
Yes, most of the material in your Lulu review is sand and salt, but there are probably a few grains of truth buried in there, too... truths that you've recognized. And knowing that other people recognize them too is a powerful thing.
Once I quit going out with guys I knew I was never going to connect with, I realized that what I want is intimacy and comfort. I want appreciation. I want a fun challenge. That's where The Big Spoon Search came in.
Most of us, at some point in our lives, have heard a great piece of advice about love. Perhaps it's something from your mother or father, a grandparent, a mentor, a friend, something you've read -- a piece of advice that has stayed with you and has helped you find love.
First dates can be wonderful. At the very least, you usually get a good story out of them. A delicious brunch, a happy hour drink, or even a walk in the park can all lead to a lovely time. But unlike a casual lunch, some first dates should be completely averted.
Honestly, is it all that bad or are we just holding onto the notion of how bad it is as some sort of mangled, spit-soaked single girl security blanket? As in, it's not my fault I'm still single: insert links to various It Happened To Me stories here.
For just one night he lived in my world and I, in his.
Almost everybody I've come across who's over 50 and was going through their first divorce said adamantly, 'I will never get married again.' A few years later, I've been to the weddings of many of those people. After you've been through a divorce, it takes a lot of soul searching to make any post-divorce relationship a permanent one.
Hearing someone else's hotel sex can be frustrating, but your orgasm was so festive, I found myself cheering you on. And then you had that great cry after. Was it a real sob?
This city is my Enchanted Cottage. If I don't get another man, well, I tried, and in any case I still have Man-hattan.