2017 marked the tenth year of my singleness. Of not being in a long-term relationship, or of even dating. My friend remarked about my single status – it’s because you have high standards. I disagreed. My wish list for a partner is rather short, and kept to the essentials.… Read more
I just need to get this off my chest. In no particular order –
- Don’t worry, the right man is out there / will come along.
This idea does not give any comfort, because said man is still out there and not right here, right now.
My mom asked me last week – so what’s your birthday wish? Actually, I asked myself the same question just a few days earlier. And I didn’t have an answer both times.
Is my life perfect? Not really. So isn’t there something I wish could be different? … Read more
About two months ago, I heard a conversation that shook me to the core. All it took was one line.
“Who’d want to marry you?” a male voice had said.
It was spoken in jest, and it was not even directed at me. … Read more
This will sound jaded – it may even come as a shock to some – but there is no such thing as happily ever after. At least, not in the conventional definition. By conventional, I mean boy-meets-girl story that ends in marriage, “and they lived happily ever after.” That, I believe, is a lie that gets peddled to girls via fairytales with prince charmings.… Read more
In my current saga of getting over what-could-have-been, I am coming to realise a few things. I had begun to settle. And although it seemed like he was good enough, I actually deserve better.
I deserve better than a man who seemed to fit the criteria, but actually was just someone who happened to be available.… Read more
From a very young age, I have always been my own person. At age eight, I had opted out of the normal child’s life. Instead of spending breaks playing with other kids, I spent my lunch hour reading in the library.… Read more
Particularly – single men who find me intimidating.
Yes, I know I can be intimidating. I’ve been called that by both men AND women. Poster girl for the modern, 21st century independent woman. Super Girl, Iron Lady, Wonder Woman. I took them all as compliments. … Read more