Posts in category "Living Solo"

Why you're single: A response to Marriage Isn't for You

Why you're single: A response to Marriage Isn't for You
Have you read Seth Adam Smith’s blog post Marriage isn’t for you? If you’re single, you should. If you’re married you should. And if you ask yourself daily, “Why am I still single,” then you need to print it out and tape it to your bathroom mirror. Here’s the synopsis; you’re the problem! You are selfish and... Read more »

Help: Creating a better mousetrap

Help: Creating a better mousetrap
It was obvious that I woke my neighbor from a deep sleep.  It was 7:00 AM and my knock was loud and frantic. “I need help. I’m sorry to wake you up. Oh, there’s a mouse in my apartment.” His left eyebrow raised in disbelief, while his right eye held a you-have got-to be-kidding-me death... Read more »

Your online match has man boobs: 5 signs to watch for

Your online match has man boobs: 5 signs to watch for
I’m writing this post because I want to help women. I consider this a public service. Please, I am no hero.  I’m here to serve. I’m here for you ladies who are searching for love in an environment of smoke and mirrors.  You are welcome.   The Background: I recently received a selfie from an... Read more »
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Mother’s Day Fantasy

I expected to have a daughter. Even at the age of 40 I’m still hopeful. This is NOT a solicitation. I live out my mother-daughter fantasies through my relationship with my 13 year old niece Ana. Last night I found myself fantasizing about how I would spend Mother’s Day 2013 if I had a 13... Read more »

6 Surprising Places to Meet Single Men in Chicago’s South Loop

6 Surprising Places to Meet Single Men in Chicago’s South Loop
    Where do you  hunt? Like most single Chicagoans, South Loop (SoLo) bachelorettes gather at neighborhood bars to find: Mr. Right, Mr. Right Now or Mr. Right for the Occasion.  Bar hopping is a proven strategy for building your little black iPhone’s contact list. However, when you live in an area with only about a... Read more »

Friends with Benefits

Friends with Benefits
Rachel can’t wait to see her FWB (Friend with Benefits) on Friday. There’s no better way to end a stressful week than their familiar script.  They grab dinner, she talks, Adrian listens, he talks, she’s actually interested, they make love, he goes home, he calls the next day, and they remain friends. Easy, comforting, dependable,... Read more »
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Dear Doctor Oz, How Old is My Va-Jay-Jay?

Dear Doctor Oz, How Old is My Va-Jay-Jay?
A few months ago, The Dr. Oz Show asked, “What is the real age of your Vagina or Penis?” Readers, I promise you, I’m not making this up. The idea of real age versus chorological age was popularized by Dr. Michael Roizen, author of RealAge and co-author of the “You” book series with Dr. Oz.... Read more »

If the Shoe Fits...

If the Shoe Fits...
I planned today’s outfit around my shoes. This past summer I found the perfect pair of black heels. They are comfortable enough to walk around the loop. They can be worn three out of four seasons.  The height of the heels are somewhere between professional and let’s meet for drinks. Perfect! This morning, I slipped... Read more »

Dating Mr. ED- (erectile dysfunction)

Dating Mr. ED- (erectile dysfunction)
At the beginning of a courtship, we all tell little white lies to make ourselves more appealing to our new love interest. If a relationship develops, and the little white lie is uncovered, you usually laughed it off, flattered that your now boyfriend or girlfriend stretched the truth to impress you. There are some instances... Read more »
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I Bet You Think This Blog is About You

I Bet You Think This Blog is About You
When most people read the title of my blog SoLo Living, they expect it to be about being single. Most are surprised to find that it’s about living in Chicago’s SoLo (South Loop) neighborhood.  Well, I did plan on infusing some experiences from my single life into this blog- this is as good of a... Read more »
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