Being single, free, and unencumbered can be quite good. Women everywhere are learning that there's real appeal to being single and having the ability to live the way you want, spend your time and money the way you want, and to just be.
Online dating creates this sense of options. This is the best news ever, because if the only way you think you can "keep" a man or woman is by eliminating his or her other options, that means you want an inmate, not a life mate.
Who decided that being single and 30- or 40-something is a bad thing? I could be cynical here and say that the marrieds respond this way because misery loves company. But, really, most people are conditioned to believe that there is only one path that "normal" people follow.
So you've got to hear about Julia and St. Valentine's super adorable meet-cute. Legend has it, Julia and St. Valentine were thrown together because Julia was blind. Now, I'm assuming that because you're reading this, you're not blind. Big mistake if you want to find your very own Valentine.
What can be better than buying delicious veggies, fruits, and pastries whilst chatting up the cute stand worker, or the hottie that reaches for that gorgeous red tomato at the same time you do? Talk about a meet cute.
After being in a relationship for two years (with another one right before that), I thought that being single would be easy and that having my relationship removed would be a relatively painless procedure. However, this was not to be the case.
I've been on both sides of the couples' equation -- married, single, dating, living together, and oh, single again. When I go out for drinks with girlfriends in long-term relationships, I'm shocked when they're jealous of my singleness.