Over at Quora, I asked for some good books and websites for singles and Eleanore Wells mentioned her blog. I liked this post in particular, because I’ve been thinking a lot about whether or not it’s kind of redundant to have a blog and a book called Single & Happy – or if it’s too much pressure to suppose that one ought to be happy even if she’s single.
- We tire of having to describe ourselves as happily single. It can seem silly and forced. Yet, if we don’t, too often others wrongly assume the opposite.
- We wish there was a really good “Rent-a-Guy” service, because sometimes we really need one: an escort to yet another wedding or black-tie event, somebody to pick up the dead bug in the den, to hug after a hard day, to move heavy boxes, for a little nooky. The way a Rent-a-Guy would work is “stay awhile…then please go home.”
- We don’t mind being single nearly as much as other well-intentioned (and some not so well-intentioned) people mind for us.
I like the Spinsterlicious spin, and that the post ends with her equating happy single life with being happy, period. I had to write a book to figure that out, but I hope that it takes a lot less than that for others. What would you add to the list?