Singletons of the world, unite!

March 4, 2010 § Leave a comment

Reasonably attractive, highly intelligent and gainfully employed. So why are we still single? I’m taking Bridget Jones’s angle and saying: Because men are idiots. They never recognize the good stuff right under their nose becuase they’re either too busy making sure their insecurities are not showing or picking up their jaw where it dropped on the floor when that busty blonde walked past. There are all kinds of women out there and sometimes you wonder, how come she’s married and I’m not? But then you see the comedy of errors that is relationships and you think, I dodged the bullet. So here’s to all the singletons out there. We’re not always happy about our weight and most of our Friday nights are spent at home alone, snuggled under the covers with a good book. You might as well have a funny woman you can relate to for company.

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The woman who told us it was fun to be 30 and single

February 10, 2010 § Leave a comment

I must admit I didn’t know who Candace Bushnell was until a friend gave me her copy of Sex in the City. Till then, I only knew there was this TV series about 30-somethings living it up in New York. I couldn’t really relate to her characters at that time – they were all too worldly and sophisticated for this young girl from the islands. But as I grew older and the frequency of being asked “Why aren’t you married yet?” increased, I began to appreciate their lifestyle. Yes, it’s okay to talk openly about wanting sex. And yes, I am over 30, single and making my own way in the world. And more importantly, yes, my friends trump guys any time, anywhere.

These books are not for the fainthearted. If you’re expecting clear cut love stories with happy endings, these are not for you. But if you know and understand that a girl’s life is complicated and relationships are more emotional landmines than beds of roses, then by all means, take these off our hands.

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