Every time I talk to my Dad he asks when I'm going to settle down. I am his youngest child (my younger brothers are from my Mother's next marriage), and the only one of his kids who is not married with kids of my own. Not only am I unmarried and childless, but I have … Continue reading Settling Down or Just Settling?
Both of my sisters are pregnant. That's when the title of "The Single Sister" really solidified in my head. We had joked about my single-ness at my oldest sister's rehearsal dinner, but it didn't seem as damning then. It wasn't until after both of my sisters announced their pregnancies that it fully clicked; both of … Continue reading The Single Sister
Utah Valley, Utah is not where you would expect to find proudly single women. In a state culture that encourages marriage as early legally possible, it's easy to feel like a social pariah if you make it to through college without a spouse. The looks of concern you get at family gatherings, or sighs of … Continue reading 10 Things I Love About Being Single
I love my single life- let me be clear about that. I love my big, beautiful apartment that stays clean because I am only cleaning up after me and my cat. I love that my weekly groceries will only be eaten by me, so I never have to worry about someone else eating my last … Continue reading Missing Love: single people problems
I've been single for over a year since my last committed relationship. As I mentioned in a previous post about the single-shaming culture of Utah, I don't mind being single. I enjoy having my time, money, and space to myself. I like going out and meeting new people both casually and on dates. Sometimes, I … Continue reading Frustrating Dating
Being single in Utah is an unofficial sin. Anyone who has ever lived or tried to date as an adult in Utah will know exactly what I'm talking about. Once you are 18 you are expected to be looking for your life-partner. The sooner you are hitched, the better. By the time you are in … Continue reading Single Stigma
*I've posted this before, but this is really important so I'm posting it again. The first 3 rules are about safety, the last is just about manners* Writing Challenge: August 27, 2018 Prompt: what are your most important rules when you go out on dates? My 4 Dating Rules: For the first 3 dates, be … Continue reading Dating Rules