From the monthly archives:

October 2007

A Personals Ad that Will Make you Laugh Out Loud

October 29, 2007

Was just inspired by Clark, and and entry on his Single Dad blog to post a hilarious personal I once saw on Craigslist. It was so funny I actually e-mailed it to my sister.

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Online Dating Etiquette: How to break up…virtually.

October 26, 2007

The adventure continues. My single mama friend has already been on date #1 from Yahoo Personals. The man in question had so many things in common with her. They both love reading, writing, the same bar scene, etc. She followed my advice, met for coffee, and had a wonderful time. But there was no spark. [...]

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Are all of the good men taken? And if they’re not…what’s wrong with them?

October 26, 2007

It’s been over a year and a half now of pure singleness and in that time I’ve been dating. Trying all of my options, refusing to shut any doors based on age, looks or personality quirks. I’ve dated men of all ages..26, 31, 33, 37, 38 and even 47! I’m 28.

The 47 year old was an incredibly interesting single father but there was no spark.The 37 year old calls himself a monk and can’t actually be with women physically. The 31 year old had an addiction to porn. The 26 year old wouldn’t or couldn’t stop talking about himself. The list goes on and on…

I have found that no matter what the age – they all have issues. But, as they age, these “issues” become even more solidified and the chances of changing or maybe correcting them are slim to none.

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Why men die before women…

October 19, 2007

A new study suggests men die before women because they are natural polygamists. Meaning, that during cave man days, polygamy was the norm – not monogamy.

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Online Dating: Rules of Thumb

October 16, 2007

My fellow single mama friend just broke up with her boyfriend. Trying to distract herself from the drama of yet another failed relationship – she jumped online. Online to the land ofhope…where single men await by the hundreds. I talked to her last night as she checked out profile after profile – “oh, he’s super cute. Oh! Here’s another one! Oh my god, he just chatted me.” This morning, gave her another call, “hello???” She sounds exhausted.”I’ve been up all night online…20 guys have e-mailed me already!”

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E-harmony Dating Review: for the single parent or any other dater

October 15, 2007

Okay. Let me just preface this by saying, I went into this online dating thing with total enthusiasm and a very open mind. After all, I’ve heard that friends of friends have actually gotten engaged after meeting online. And with very little free time on my hands – why not try it out? I started out as a voyeur. I would scope out the men on Match.com. They all look like loser players, so I move on to EHarmony. Those commercials are just so enticing. Could those people be real? They have to be, right? So I sign up. I take the super personality tests of all personality tests and then wait as my matches come in.

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Oh, those married people…

October 15, 2007

My friend Dave popped over this afternoon. We were pondering why we’re both still single at the ripe, yet should be married age of 28. Then I asked the question – “do you know any happily married people? I mean truly happy.” He raised an eyebrow and said, “one.”

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Being a Single Mom With a Glass Half Full

October 12, 2007

After the last potential prince turned into a frog, I looked at my best friend and said, “I just really want a nice boyfriend.” She said, “I know, but it’s okay to be single a while.” Then it hit me – wait a minute – why do I want a boyfriend so badly? They’re usually a pain in the ass for one reason or another and in the past, pre-baby days, I used to relish being single.

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Single Mom Night Out

October 12, 2007

Monday night is my one free night of the week. It’s the night Benjamin’s father comes. So, I get to go out and have a worry-free night. This week was Monday night #3 with the new man person in my life. I put on my super-hot outfit, kissed Benjamin good-bye and left. He and his [...]

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