Valentine’s Day: A Little Office Romance

February 12, 2016 by Alexandra MacAaron

3091946712_8be81318c6_z

Jim likes to joke that we never had a first date. I think we had something better. After all, how many ambitious career women in the 1980s get rescued by a bona fide knight in shining armor?

Read More »

Valentine’s Day: Learning Love

February 11, 2016 by Susan Abel Lieberman

10749798865_8f8691aba1_z

By Susan Abel Lieberman

Ron Serrano was certainly not what my father had in mind when he thought about my marrying. I was a conventional middle-class Jewish girl, Ron the brown-skinned son of Mexican immigrants, raised Catholic.

Read More »

The Power of Young Love

February 10, 2016 by Judie Rae

8210336869_bab7e4a4cd_z

By Judie Rae

Richard’s math class was the hour before mine; we shared the same room as well as the same instructor. One Valentine’s Day I found a note in my locker directing me to look out the window of the math class, where I would find my Valentine gift.

Read More »

An October Valentine

February 9, 2016 by Sylvia Metzler

6877886245_3a0e1f2a15_z

By Sylvia Metzler

I always suspected that Fred’s father thought we were too young and too serious, since we had made plans to marry and depart for Africa as missionaries as soon as we grew up.

Read More »

A First-Time Bride at 75: Ann and Jerry’s Romance

September 22, 2015 by Deborah Harkins

wvfc ann image kissing i8ss8hIMG_114056038602093-1

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.

Read More »

December Romance: The Story of Ann and Jerry

February 10, 2015 by Deborah Harkins

wvfc ann image kissing i8ss8hIMG_114056038602093-1

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.

Read More »

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

February 5, 2015 by Eleanore Wells

IMG_3553

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.

Read More »

Molly Fisk: An Unmarried Woman

October 7, 2014 by Molly Fisk

20023-coversingle-1390044022-752-640x480

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

My Friends, Their Husbands

July 12, 2013 by Eleanore Wells

3501830557_8c3366d1cc_z

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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

June 4, 2013 by Eleanore Wells

10WorstMovieDates

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.

Read More »

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

February 20, 2013 by Women's Voices For Change

jetsons-jane-driving-lesson-sm

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.

Read More »

Take a Chance on Silver Romance

February 12, 2013 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

wedding_054-1

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 . . .

Read More »