Surviving Valentine’s Day

As we stumble out of the frigid and often depressing month of January, we leave behind our broken New Year’s resolutions, our credit card payments from Christmas, and wait (impatiently) for the next holiday. February rears its shiny red and pink head over the horizon and showers us with chocolate hearts and roses. Valentine’s Day is coming!

7 DAYS AND COUNTING…..

As a single person you may be under the impression that I am anti-Valentines Day. Just to clarify,  I have nothing against what V-Day stands for; I am against what it has become. My concern stretches beyond the commercialization of Valentines. I ask myself, “What  ever happened to discrete romance and intimacy?” More

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

Lonely Notes

It happens all the time. People aren’t the only things that get left out of relationships. Musical notes get lonely too.

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The Single Sibling Syndrome

No one ever likes to be last.

This is no different for relationships. You don’t want to be the last single person among friends, the last person with a date for prom, or even the last one to get married. The worst is between siblings. It is easy to become jealous of a relationship your sibling has, especially if you don’t have one. Jealousy is just one side effect of something I like to call the Single Sibling Syndrome (SSS). 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

Terminally Single 001: Raj (The Big Bang Theory)

 

When I told my professor that I’m writing a blog post about Raj being terminally single, his response was:

“My wife and I always wondered why it had to be the brown guy???”

Fair question. But no clear answer. The Big Bang Theory features some of the most socially awkward characters I’ve ever seen on television. I could not think of a better person to begin my Terminally Single series with than Rajesh Koothrappali.

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