Unapologetically Single At 40

Feb 13, 2011 by

There was an article I read about how annoying it is to be constantly harassed as to why one is still single.  I share that annoyance.  It even gets more annoying when people point out that you’re 40 AND still single.  As if being single at 40 is some dreadful contagious disease or a crime against humanity. I do not feel the urge to get married.  Yet.  Maybe, it’s too much Oprah watching.  But there is no siren’s call that is seducing me to the state of happy matrimony. That is not to say, however, I do not dream of weddings.  I do.  In terms of a fabulous gown, an astounding cake and that exciting walk down a preferably loooong aisle.  The better to show off my gown, of course.  I’m not supermodel material...

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Post Holiday Angst

Jan 29, 2011 by

Dear Madison Avenue Advertising Executives, The holidays have come and gone; however, visions of marketing messages still dance in my head. Beginning at Halloween and ending at new year’s consumers are bombarded with constant hints of what your near and dear really wants to make the season bright. But ..if you’re single you are invisible. I’M SINGLE!! There- I said it. No one was buying me a Lexus wrapped in a big red bow. There would be no diamond bauble given to me by a handsome and obviously smitten gentleman. No overpriced watch or a charm bracelet commemorating all our special moments was in my Christmas stocking. When did Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza become all about romance? Isn’t Valentines Day enough to get through? I can’t help but wonder why Madison Avenue ignoring a critical...

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