The Spinsterlicious Life: 20 Life Lessons for Living Happily Single and Childfree-- is now available. To give you a little taste of what it's like, here's the first chapter, The Introduction:
So here's the deal.
I am a bit of a serial dater, so over the years many friends have encouraged me to chronicle some of my adventures in dating --even though most of my relationships have been normal and uneventful. Since those don't make interesting stories, I don't really talk about them. The best stories come from the more unconventional relationships and I have quite a few of those because I like playing there.
My adventures in dating didn't jumpstart my writing about my life, rather it was an encounter I had with a woman I hadn't seen in a few years. We bumped into each other at a party and before I could answer "How are you doing?", she asked "Are you married, yet?" A lot of people ask me that and I always feel I have to have a quip ready: one that seems lighthearted but hopefully also conveys that I think it's a bizarre question. I don't mind being asked if I'm married, but the yet implies that getting married is something I must do. But I never really thought so.
Marriage was never in my plans and I've always thought that was fine. Not everybody agrees, though. Read more...