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Why I Quit Tinder

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  Last June, around the five-year mark of my Perpetual Singleness, I decided living like a nun was no longer acceptable to me. Even nuns have priests in their lives; I had one single male friend. All I wanted was … Continue reading

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Moving On: On the Market

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My house has been on the market for about ten days now. When I prepared the house for photos a few weeks ago, I felt so satisfied and proud. I could see that it was at its best. Even as … Continue reading

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Enough Alone

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I’ve always enjoyed Valentine’s Day regardless of my relationship status. None of my coupled Valentine’s Days were particularly stellar, so I almost prefer the freedom of being unattached on the Day of Love. There’s no pressure or expectations either on … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village

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Two people isn’t enough. You need backup. If you’re only two people, and someone drops off the edge, then you’re on your own. Two isn’t a large enough number. You need three at least. – Nick Hornby, About a Boy … Continue reading

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Moving On: Part 1

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In 2010, after my marriage ended, most people were surprised that I wanted to stay in the suburban house I’d bought with my ex-husband. We’d lived there together for four years, but the thing was, the house was mostly mine … Continue reading

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True Life: I Was an Introvert Raised As an Extrovert

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My life has been a nonstop flurry of activity since I was a little girl. I honestly can’t remember a time when I wasn’t hustling from one thing to another, and don’t know how to live any other way. I … Continue reading

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People Sometimes Stay

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For me, and I think for most people, one of the worst things about singleness is the pervasive sense of alienation. We may have happy, active social lives, but when everyone goes home and the house is quiet, we don’t … Continue reading

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Burn The Map and Take the Machete

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I’m turning 35 next month, which seems like a good age to declare that Normal is never going to happen for me. Regardless of my future, my chances at a traditional life are officially in the rearview mirror. If I … Continue reading

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Hey, Online Dating Hater (Part 2)

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Last Friday, I shared my personal experience with online dating. Today I’m going to list some more general objections that I often make when being pushed to try online dating. 1. Let’s not forget that online dating is a business. … Continue reading

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That Time I Told eHarmony to Shove It (Part 1)

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Before we begin, you should know that I’ve been sitting on this post for years. Every time I try to write about dating, it turns into a rant about online dating, which I delete and try to forget about. This … Continue reading

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