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Day Five: National Unmarried and Single Americans Week September 23, 2010

Posted by Onely in Guest Bloggers, Guest Posts, single and happy, Singles Resource.
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So what did you do today to celebrate National Unmarried and Single Americans Week? Lisa pursued her dreams of academia by researching solutions to a major theoretical conundrum. Christina honored her body by lunching on tofu and colllard greens (and dining on popcorn). We’re sure you’re up to similar good things and we want to hear about it — so please let us know in the comments below!

We hope you’ll visit the fifth stop on the second annual Blog Crawl for NUSA Week: Michelle Cove, author of Seeking Happily Ever After, Navigating the Ups and Downs of Being Single Without Losing Your Mind (and Finding Lasting Love Along the Way) posts on The Single Filez!

We’ll be linking to our fellow singles-savvy bloggers throughout the week. Check back here for the latest links.

— Lisa and Christina


1. Alan - September 23, 2010

I’m not sure that Michelle Cove post was really a good choice for NUSA Week. Isn’t a discussion of dating pretty stereotypical of singles?

Onely - September 23, 2010

Point taken, Alan. But there are many ways of being single (and perceiving singlehood), so I suppose one way to read Michelle’s post is that is a representation of a more popular perception. I think Bella pointed this out on her blog, but four out of the seven posts tend to line up with the perspectives that we at Onely try to represent — so that’s a start.

— Lisa

Onely - September 23, 2010

Having seen the preview for her movie Seeking Happily Ever After, and read the book too, I have to say that Cove’s rhetoric is actually pretty comprehensive in its coverage of a number of views of what singlehood is and should be. This particular USA week post was very happily-ever-after oriented, but her other work does engage more alternative viewpoints. I’m working on a review of the book and will try to give some examples there. = )
addendum: I mean, varying views of singlehood from a woman’s perspective (esp hetero)


2. Singlutionary - September 23, 2010

I do feel that, even when I write about dating, it is in a much different vein than “dating” blogs do. Michelle’s book seems to be very dating-centric. Dating in a more healthy way perhaps, but I do not see her as having a Onely or Singlutionary perspective. Still, it is true that dating is a topic for singles. I am glad that it isn’t the main voice this year.

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