Terminally Single 004: Taylor Swift

Once upon a time there was an aspiring country pop star from Pennsylvania. She dreamed of fame; she dreamed of money; and most importantly, she dreamed of boys!

She got her fame and her money, but she hasn’t quite found the guy. We certainly can’t say that she hasn’t tried.

Meet Taylor Swift

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The Deal-Breakers

I know, I know… It has been forever since my last post. Honestly, I have no excuses. BUT these last couple of months have opened me up to new thoughts and ideas to share on my blog.

Damn... I thought he was 'The One'

Damn… I thought he was ‘The One’

Before starting, I would like to remind everyone that even though I am single I still have eyes, I still have ears, I still have likes and dislikes. There is nothing wrong with having certain preferences. It doesn’t make me a picky person. A picky person is someone who has requirements, not preferences. Usually these requirements are stricter than a background check for the CIA. If I were you, I would avoid having lists like the one on the right.

Putting requirements aside, sometimes there are deal-breakers that you just can’t get around. You should be able to have these preferences without  assuming the label of being picky. As usual, I will give you some of my deal-breakers so you don’t feel abnormal.

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Terminally Single 003: Betty & Veronica (Archie Comics)

After my picture-book phase and before my interest in short stories, I was obsessed with Archie Comics. I had an entire collection and traded older issues with cousins and friends. Like most children, I took everything at face value. Archie is a popular guy in a small town. Betty is the friendly girl who proved to be talented at everything. Veronica fits nicely into the spoiled rich girl archetype, but still maintains likeable qualities.

Now that I am 22 years old, what has changed about my opinion of Archie comics?

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What Does Single Mean?

In June, I treated myself to a visit to Chapters book store. I call this a treat because I was in the middle of summer school, and I had no business reading anything that was not mentioned on my class syllabus.

Maclean's June 2012On my way out the door, a magazine caught my attention. “The majority of us are singles. So why do we still live in a couples world?”  I had a wisp of realization. The article was talking about me! Okay, maybe it was not talking ABOUT me, but it was definitely FOR me. I snatched the magazine from the stack and flipped it open.

The entire article is an interview with Brian Bethune, a university professor, as he shares his thoughts and opinions on the stigma of being single. He points out some concerning issues about how society reacts to single people: More

Terminally Single 002: Helga (Hey, Arnold!)

How much is too much?

I am sure that we can all identify with having a school crush. In our young age, we develop a crush and hold onto it as tight as we can. But when does that crush become too much? Someone needed to have this conversation with Helga G. Pataki, a character from Hey, Arnold!  Helga displays numerous unhealthy ways of dealing with affections, and demonstrates everything you should do if you intend to stay single forever. More

Desperation: Just A Hop, Skip & Jump Away

“The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.” –Charlotte Bronte

Loneliness.  When I hear that word, I think of solitude, isolation, single, alone, sad, and desperate. Loneliness feeds desperation. Be careful! Desperation can cause the most level-headed people to make the stupidest decisions. Take for example Bachelor Ben Flajnik choosing Psycho Courtney as a wife. I can only account desperation as the reason for Ben’s huge mistake.

Everyone has a breaking point. Luckily I’m not there yet… well I don’t think I am. But it happens. If you are single and longing for a relationship, please be aware of the signs of desperation. More