It’s hard to believe that I started the Single in the City column one year ago. Single in the city, which is a reoccuring column in Philly Happening that appears on Wednesdays, chronicles me, a single thirty-something, new to Philadelphia, searching for friendship, love, and my place in this vibrant city.

So much has changed in this last year, both personally, professionally, and romantically. I’ve greatly enjoyed having a forum to voice relationship issues and  to share stories and advice with those who can relate to my situations.

As I celebrate one year of Single in the City musings, I wanted to share all 11 columns in one place for easy reference. If you’re a new reader, I hope you can catch up on what you missed, and if you’re a loyal reader, perhaps you can revisit some columns that you enjoyed. As we go forward in 2017, please feel free to reach out to me to share your thoughts and ideas for future columns. I’d love to hear from you!

I am excited to explore new topics and share more stories in the upcoming year. Thanks for your readership and support!


1.) Life Isn’t Always What You Expect–It’s Better:


2.) Reflect on the Past, but Live in the Present:


3.) The Similarities of Dating and Friendships: A lot of Work, but Worth the Hassle:


4.) To Be (Online), or Not To Be (Online)–That is the Question:


5.) How to Win the ‘Lottery’: Overcoming Online Dating Stigmas:


6.) The Struggle is Real: Forming Friendships in Your 30s:


7.) The Business of Relationships: The Art of the ‘Tight Space’ Meeting


8.)The Dating, I mean, Waiting Game: Searching for Love and Jobs in the City:


9.) The Cold ‘Heart’ Truth: 8 Lessons Learned in Love:


10.) Ghosting: When Silence Speaks Louder Than Words:


11.) Single in the City: Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017–Reflections and Projections on Love:



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