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Susan Rosenzweig
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Susan Rosenzweig is an advertising creative director and personal essay writer, Latin ballroom dancer, and single mother of two rescued and grateful cats -– Peanut and Pumpkin. She lives and works in New York City. Follow her at and on Twitter.

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To All the Men I Didn't Love Before... Thank You

(34) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 3:48 PM

I was sitting at a bar late one night, sipping Baileys and coffee while writing about the perils of dating when the text came in from my adorable and single friend, Sarah.

"Just had another first date. He was great to talk to, but the attraction just wasn't there. It's...

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It's NOT 'Just' Perimenopause

(1) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 12:27 PM

Last October, I was dealt the crushing blow that the man I'd loved and trusted my heart to for six years had lied. About everything. And suddenly, my broken heart (and empty womb) had to accept the fact that I was still single with absolutely no decent prospects in sight....

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Love Like You're Leaving

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 1:48 PM

Five years ago, I was laid off from my job and spent the summer in the Hamptons. Sounds pretty awesome, right? Sadly, it was anything but.

I spent it with with my boyfriend of three years, who had a house out there. In fact, it was his idea.

"What if...

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There's a Time to Lean in, and a Time to Lean Out

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 12:13 PM

I went on "holiday" recently, and I spent a lot of it thinking about how I spend my time. It's truly amazing how a week away from your life can free up mental space to do that. I suppose it's the same with anything -- you need distance for perspective....

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How Not to Get Laid

(3) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 6:40 PM

I left my apartment Saturday night hoping to have sex.

In our post-"Sex and the City" and current "Girls" era, this might seem like a "duh" thing to say. But for me, it's quite the opposite. Sex is, sadly, a ridiculous fantasy in my life. Seriously -- I...

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3 Lies And 1 Truth About Why You're Really Still Single

(140) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 10:25 AM

"I just watched Sleepless in Seattle and cried through the whole entire thing," my mom confessed on the phone last Sunday night. I knew where this was going, and it always leaves me feeling both better and worse.

"I just want you to find someone so badly -- you're...

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All I Want for Christmas Is Someone to Buy Presents For

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 4:42 PM

It's been four years since I've had someone to snuggle in with to watch It's a Wonderful Life, buy flannel pajamas for, and decorate a tree with. And I'm not gonna lie -- the holidays kinda suck without it. Everything about this time of year is about sharing moments with...

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Learning to Wait: How West Coast Swing Dancing Taught Me Patience

(2) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 5:12 PM

The summer before my 35th birthday, my life was in the toilet: I'd left my fiancé for very good reasons, and found the single life to be anything but fabulous. The bottom had fallen out in the post-September 11th economy, so my work prospects looked as dismal as my dating...

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Dear Men, Please Grow a Set

(29) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 12:40 PM

"Say what you wanna say. And let the words fall out. Honestly, I wanna see you be brave." ~ Sara Bareilles

I met Mike -- a nice, smart, FDNY fireman -- at my local bar one Saturday night. I had stopped in for a beer and veggie burger...

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Thinking About Leaving Him? Think Again

(129) Comments | Posted July 4, 2013 | 9:08 AM

I wrote this piece a couple of years ago while spending the 4th with friends on Fire Island, NY. While my doubts about ending this relationship have changed, my opinion on the subject remains the same. Good love is exceptionally hard to find, and definitely worth fighting for.


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Why Girls' Night Is a Man-Repellant

(6) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 6:45 PM

"Letting go is an act of faith, and then the universe provides for you what was really meant to be." ~ Amy Poehler

I have never been a fan of "contrived" dating -- you know, any method that forces fate's hand when it comes to meeting someone. And before...

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Please Stop Hooking Up With My [Future] Husband

(271) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 3:31 PM

For a while now, in an attempt to explain my long-standing singleness, I've often joked that my husband must still be married to his first wife. Turns out it actually might be true -- sort of.

Statistics show that of those age 45 or older, a third...

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Are We Giving Our Power Away?

(54) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 11:16 AM

Lately, everywhere I turn I see, hear, or read the same message: There are no good single men left.

For a variety of reasons, I refuse to believe this to be true. I live by the notion that we "paint" our reality with our thoughts and feelings,...

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