Category: This Is Single

My Advice For Single People

Annnnd, we’re back!  After six months of radio silence on the topic of singleness, I’m feeling like writing about it again.  Partly because I’ve been getting all inspired and fired up and rah-rah-fist-pump-ish lately about some things I want to share with you.  But also partly because I really want...

10 Things I’ve Learned About Being Single (That I Didn’t Know 10 Years Ago)

Thought I’d do a little #TBT post today back to 2004.  The year I turned 21. To set the stage… I was living in Winfield, Kansas, getting ready to graduate early with a music degree from my little Midwestern college, while working as an accompanist to help pay for...

10 Safety Tips For Traveling Solo

Greetings from Florence!  I have a few extra minutes between stops around town this morning, so I thought I’d pop in with a little post today about…yes…traveling!  Specifically, tips on traveling alone.   This is especially dedicated to all of you single people out there, whom I highly encourage to get...

Why I’m Not “Online Dating”

Guesssss who’s still single?? Good guess.  And actually I just had a birthday, so I suppose we need to find a new name for this 30 and Single series.  I have an idea up my sleeve that I may share soon.   But hey, we’re overdue for a new...

When Being Single Just Feels HARD

I never quite know when those moments will come, when the weight of being single will come crashing down upon my chest. Those moments have been fewer and farther between over the past few years. But without fail, they always come. And boy, they’ll knock the wind out of...

What I’m Looking For In A Guy (Husband)

Alright, I’m back with another post about being single.   And while today’s topic is one that I never in my wildest dreams would have imagined I’d be posting online for the whole wide world to see, I’m feeling spontaneous and going for it.  Partly because: 1. I’ve been...

10 Photos NOT To Post For Online Dating (Guys Edition)

Happy holidays, everyone!!  I’m back with another post in my series on being single.  And since this time of the year can sometimes be a bit of a downer for singles, I thought we’d lighten the mood with the topic that never fails to entertain — online dating photos....

Single For The Holidays

Alright, it’s officially three days before Thanksgiving, and my “man of the house” is still a 4-legged, tail-wagging Morkie.  Although his manliness is probably a little bit in question, being that he went in for another little Hallmark dog audition last week and they dressed him up as…(ahem)…a girl!  I...

10 Things TO Say To Single People

Oh my goodness.  I’m going to stop making promises about getting these posts published in a timely manner.  Life seems to have been crazy since I posted my list of 10 Things NOT To Say To Single People.  But I’m finally back as promised with a follow-up post for...

10 Things NOT To Say To Single People

Ok, back to this conversation of being single! Today I’m tapping into my inner Clinton Kelly, and am going to give you my conversational “makeover” tips on what not to say to single people.  Oh baby, do I have some experience with this one. I think I have heard just...

The Word “Single”

First of all, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who read my 30 and Single post.  I had NO idea that so many people would be interested in tuning in (and chiming in) on the topic.  Nor did I honestly consider the possibility that you...

30 and Single

(Taptaptap.  Ahem, is this thing on?) Hi.  My name is Ali, and I am 30 years old and single. And call me crazy, but I’ve decided to blog about it.