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Is it that hard to find a single, professional 40 year old man?

In a word, yes.

I knew that from my own experiences, but a recent Jeff Probst Show repeat drove the point home.

Jeff had chef and TV personality Devin Alexander on the show to test the skills and approaches of three different matchmakers. Devin is beautiful, successful, apparently personable, 41 years old and apparently needs help in the dating and relationship department.

I can relate.*

*Note: I am not calling myself beautiful, successful, personable or 41, only likening myself to her in the SEND HELP sense.

One matchmaker set her up with a 29 year old man (!) who works in the spirits industry. Career-wise, it’s perfectly legitimate but what 41 year old relationship-seeking woman is going to be psyched to date someone whose job essentially requires him to be out most nights?

There’s also a big difference between 29 and 41 for most people – not all – with regard to life experiences.

Another matchmaker brought in an attractive man who appeared to have a nice demeanor, almost a little shy. I believe he was a tech entrepreneur. He was also 34 years old and lived in Buffalo. Yes, Buffalo.

Is that where the eligible men are hiding? If so, guess I’ll be staying single.

No offense Buffalo.

Ready For Love?

Will you be watching Ready For Love when it premieres Tuesday night?


I plan to watch–even though it means being subjected to Giuliana Rancic’s blather.

I’m hoping some of my Twitter friends who watch Bachelor and Bachelorette will do so too. These shows are more fun with company whether you watch for sincere I-love-love reasons or for snark.

One of my college roommates works on Ready For Love, but alas, has not given me any juicy details.

P.S. Is it just me or do two of the three guys look like brothers in the photo above?

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Reflections and hopes

This New Year’s Eve I thought about staying home. At 8:30, I rallied with encouragement from @eorlins–and a virtual shove out the door by my neighbors’ loud gathering–and had a great time.


Note to self: you should rally more often. You have fun when you do.

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On January 1 I got news that would have crushed me just two years ago: the man with whom I had my most significant romantic relationship so far is getting married this coming May.

What a relief that all I feel is glad that he’s happy. With perhaps a dash of “that’s weird.”

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Later on January 1, I had a terrific brunch with @JulieRoginsky and then with no warning at all, I had the greatest workout I’ve experienced in ages. Total accident. Through it, I might have found myself a personal trainer in spite of not making any fitness-oriented New Year’s resolutions.

Or any resolutions at all.

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My only hope for 2013 is to be happy. To continue being happy really, because I am most of the time. I wish the same for all of you too.

I’m ruminating. Should I be?

I heard from my ex boyfriend today via email. It was a random aside about one of our friends.

He didn’t, however, acknowledge my birthday five days ago. We were together for, like, four years. He knew it was my birthday.

I’m stewing about it (a little).

Reasons I need a boyfriend

There’s a Twilight greeting card on my fridge. In my defense, I didn’t buy it. My friend sent it to me.

I spend way too much time on Twitter.

My sleepwear choices are embarrassing, even to me.

When I’m home alone, I burp loudly and often. It’s probably all of the food I have delivered.

Some Liz Lemon storylines on 30 Rock remind me of myself. Truth be told, lots of them do.

What’s your most embarrassing habit when you’re flying solo?

I totally hit that

Updated to add Cialis pics!

Back in the day, I dated an actor. I was younger and cooler then.

We met in a bar I frequented. He was in an Off Off Broadway play starring Mario Cantone and the cast was hanging out together. (Mario was super-cool BTW)

Back then, the Actor spent almost as much time working catering gigs as acting, but he has since had roles on TV including Mad Men and also in some films.

We lost touch for a while, but thanks to Facebook, we’re friendly again.

Lately, though, he keeps popping up in strange places. Continue reading

How Girls-like

The amazing HBO show Girls, created by and starring Lena Dunham, has stirred up so many memories of my own awkwardness. Particularly in the areas of dating and sex.
Not, of course, that awkward moments reside solely in my past. No. They happen all too often.
Paging Liz Lemon.

Property of HBO

I’m going to tell you a story. I’m also going to hope that no one from my family reads this blog – ever. Continue reading

I’m so single

I’m single. Stubbornly so, if that’s A Thing.

Usually that’s A-OK with me. I have total freedom and flexibility. Nobody to negotiate with – or fight with. No one looking at my computer’s browser history or mocking my Twilight fangirling. No dude questioning the amount of money I spend on dining in restaurants with my friends or dragging me to action movies I don’t want to see.

Although…as my ex-bf used to say, “how ’bout some sex?” And I could use some hugs, kisses and free back rubs too.

(yeah, I went there)

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