Three Days in New York: Part IV

“I understand feeling as small and as insignificant as humanly possible. And how it can actually ache in places you didn’t know you had inside you. And it doesn’t matter how many new haircuts you get, or gyms you join, or how many glasses of chardonnay you drink with your girlfriends…you still go to bed every night going over every detail and wonder what you did wrong or how you could have misunderstood. And how » Read More

Behind the Curtain: Jordan Knight Offers a Fascinating Peek Into the Male Mind

BY: Mandy Hale, “The Single Woman” Jordan Knight. He’s mysterious. He’s a bit of an enigma. We think we have him figured out one minute, and the next, we’re just trying to keep up. He sings passionate love songs…yet we rarely hear much about his personal life. He’s a firecracker on stage…yet sometimes shy and reserved face-to-face. He’s the object of desire for legions of women across the world…but » Read More

The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: What Are Guys REALLY Thinking?

Quote of the Day: “There is truth to the ‘just not that into you’ phenomenon. The more you accept that, the better off you are. Move on. Don’t think of striking out as a failure, or somebody not calling you as a failure…it’s just another step in finding somebody. Don’t fear rejection. Don’t put so much emphasis on it. It just may not be the right time » Read More

Dash of Sass: Sometimes it Takes Looking Back to See How Far You’ve Come

Quote of the Day: “I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry.” ~Unknown The Single Woman Says: For all of my beautiful, intelligent, accomplished readers who are graduating from one phase of their lives to another; whether it be in school, work, love, or simply life, here’s what Life 101 » Read More

Three Days in New York: Part III

“I am someone who is looking for love. REAL love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love. And I don’t think that love is here.” ~Sex & the City
I know how unbelievable this whole story sounds. Smalltown girl takes off for the big city to meet the mysterious man she’s loved for five years, only to be courted and romanced and pampered and ultimately taken to a closed diamond store and have dozens of sparkling engagement rings » Read More

Three Days in New York: Part II

“When you thought you’d be baking pie and living behind your very own white picket fence you’ll find yourself doing something so entirely different you couldn’t have even imagined it a year before. There will be moments when you’ll look around and not even recognize your own life…in a good way.” ~Kate Northrup
On a breezy September night in New York City, I found myself being pulled along excitedly by my Mr. E as he grabbed my » Read More

Three Days in New York: Part I (Excerpt from Never Been to Vegas)

“It’s funny the way things work out. You go in search of one thing and end up finding something else. If I didn’t know better, I’d think it was the Force at work.” ~Hans Solo
One Friday in late September 2011, my friend Whitney and I were laughing about how we wanted desperately to travel to New York the following weekend; both of us for varying reasons. She had friends who were going to be in » Read More

The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Speak Now

Quote of the Day: “Real life is a funny thing, you know. In real life saying the right thing, at the right moment is beyond crucial. So crucial, in fact, that most of us start to hesitate, for fear of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. But lately what I’ve begun to fear more than that is letting the moment pass with saying anything. I think you » Read More

The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Throw Love, Not Stones

Quote of the Day: “No one is perfect…that’s why pencils have erasers.” ~Unknown The Single Woman Says: It seems that as a society, we are awfully quick to jump on the judgment bandwagon. Quick to judge. Quick to hurl insults. Quick to criticize. Quick to build celebrities up to impossibly high standards, then kick them when they inevitably fall from grace. I have watched people » Read More

The Return of Mr. E (Excerpt from Never Been to Vegas)

In April of 2011, I finally at long last closed the door on my long-suffering relationship with “Mr. E,” (Mystery? Get it?) my on-again, off-again love of five years…and for the first time in at least that long, I felt FREE. I felt like I had TRULY moved on. I wasn’t thinking about him anymore…I wasn’t crying over him anymore…I felt like I had finally unchained myself from him and his memory for the first, and » Read More

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