December Romance: The Story of Ann and Jerry

February 10, 2015 by Deborah Harkins

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By Deborah Harkins

In her traditional white satin wedding gown, Ann Belkov made a stately entrance into the wedding hall. But when she saw her guests, she threw her arms out and cried, “AT LAST!” For, at 75, she was a first-time bride.

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Letters to My Younger Self: You’re Fine, Just As You Are

February 5, 2015 by Eleanore Wells


By Eleanore Wells

Please, go ahead and settle into yourself. Your personality is what it is. Don’t waste another minute cringing about your social awkwardness. Just be who you are. You’re an introvert. You’re never really going to totally fix this, but it’s okay.

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Molly Fisk: An Unmarried Woman

October 7, 2014 by Molly Fisk


By Molly Fisk

I have an embarrassing suspicion that there’s magical thinking involved too, like the idea that if I’m not married, I won’t get to live happily ever after. None of those fairy tales ever said that the maiden aunt got to live happily ever after. Usually she was eaten by a wolf.

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The 5 Questions I—Single Woman Extraordinaire—Would Like to Stop Being Asked

September 25, 2013 by Eleanore Wells

Single Life

By Eleanore Wells

Obnoxious Question No. 1: “What’s wrong with you?” This is usually paraphrased as “Why aren’t you married?”—but we singles know what you really mean.

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My Friends, Their Husbands

July 12, 2013 by Eleanore Wells


By Eleanore Wells

I know that a friendship between a married man and a single woman can be tricky. Which really makes me appreciate my guy friends—and their wives—that much more. I’ve learned, though, that each relationship is different. This part-time-husband thing wasn’t planned; it just sort of developed organically.

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Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: Internet Dating, Grandma’s Way?

June 27, 2013 by Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Data, A Love Story

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Amy Webb’s list of the characteristics she sought in a man was incredibly detailed—72 demands! But it turned out that what men searching the Internet supposedly wanted is quite limited: cleavage, fun, and to feel tall.

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Roz Reads: ‘Data, A Love Story’

June 20, 2013 by Roz Warren

Data, A Love Story

By Roz Warren

“Data, A Love Story” is a riveting book, if only because it’s fun to read about a tech-savvy woman who decides to take charge of her own destiny by gaming online dating.

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Why Did I Stay? The First Date I Should Have Walked Away From

June 4, 2013 by Eleanore Wells


By Eleanore Wells

We have stayed too long on dates we didn’t want to be on just so we wouldn’t be seen as too picky, difficult, and whatever other hostile descriptions single women are sometimes labeled.

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Wednesday 5: ‘MAKERS’ documentary, Jane Jetson, and Girls Rising.

February 20, 2013 by Women's Voices For Change


The documentary “MAKERS: Women Who Make America” premieres next week; unpacking the myth of women as terrible drivers; a flashback to 1949 lists on how women can be more attractive to men; male stereotypes that Hollywood needs to rid itself of; and the beauty of educating girls in our world’s poorest countries.

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Take a Chance on Silver Romance

February 12, 2013 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson


Divorced at 52 after nearly 30 years of marriage, I found the transition to dating . . . awkward, at the very least. For one thing, I couldn’t begin to compete with younger women’s tight buttocks, flat stomachs, and firm breasts . . .

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Valentines—the Second Time Around

February 7, 2013 by Diane Dettmann

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Valentine’s Day is about sharing our lives and love with others. Which is what every day should be!

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Valentine’s Day: Say It With Chickens

February 5, 2013 by Roz Warren

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At some point in the relationship, every man I’ve ever gone out with has looked at me sadly and concluded, “You aren’t very romantic, are you?”

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The Wednesday 5: Athena Film Festival, Rosie Schaap’s ‘Drinking with Men,’ Hillary and the Mansplainers, and More

January 30, 2013 by Women's Voices For Change

Contrare has embedded into Afghanistan three times, over a period of one and one-half years. She has gone into several provinces, with different factions and divisions of the armed forces, to research her book "Bullets in My Pocket.

This week’s Wednesday 5 went to the source about women in combat, cried at a sweet love story from an old friend, found an authoritative guide to great local bars, took some lessons from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and got excited about this year’s Athena Film Festival.

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Great Date

January 10, 2013 by Agnes Krup


Yes, there were dates over those ten years, some of them better than others, and some of them even making my heart beat a bit faster. But never, in all these years, did I put on Great Date. There was always a hesitation, a doubt, the fear of wasting my favorite (and discontinued!) lipstick on something that would not be worth it in the end.

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Looking for Witty, Sexy, Literate Love

September 15, 2012 by Roz Warren

Some of the ads are so silly I wondered if the writer was actually looking for love or just clowning around. Probably a little of both. But, really, who cares? If you must look for love with a personal ad, why not have a little fun with it?

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