Dear Quirkyalone: Send Us Your Questions and Concerns, Compliments and Complaints!

Dear Quirkyalone: Advice for QuirkyLiving is a weekly guest column by Lisa and Christina at the singles’ advocacy blog Onely. Our column appears here every Monday — but we’re running low on questions!

So, dear readers: Do you have dilemmas, conundrums, burning (or mundane) questions about quirkyaloneness and quirkytogetherness? What questions do you have about optimum quirkyliving? What’s come up in your life recently where you could use some advice, a pep talk, or maybe even some tough love? When you’re making up your own road map for (quirky)living, you need thoughtful advice. We’re here for you — and more importantly, we want to HEAR from you!

Please send your questions and concerns, compliments and complaints to: onely AT onely.org

In the meantime, Happy National Singles’ Week! We’re celebrating with a blog crawl sponsored by Single Women Rule — check it out!

— Lisa and Christina

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Onely is a blog that deconstructs stereotypes of singlehood. It's for singles who enjoy being single but remain open to a variety of romantic relationships, either for themselves or for others. Onely comprises two people: Lisa and Christina. Christina has an MA in English and an MFA in creative writing, but she still struggles with her participles and a tendency toward semicolon abuse. She has bravely persevered against these obstacles in her work as one-half of the Onely writing team. For most of her thirty-odd years she has been Quirkyalone, but she also has experience as a Quirkytogether, a Lonelyalone, and--most terrifying--a Lonelytogether. Currently she is contentedly single, balancing a left-brained day job that feeds her cat with right-brained writing projects that feed her soul. In Dear Quirkyalone, she hopes to share her lessons learned with other readers who want to understand and embrace Quirkyliving. The secret? Always listen to Lisa. Lisa has an MFA in creative writing and is about halfway through a doctoral program in Rhetoric and Composition. She loves writing about singles issues on Onely because it gives her a break from what she writes in “real life,” and she loves giving advice on QA because – as most academics do – she thinks she’s always right. Lisa owns a dog named Kitty, loves Judith Butler and Michel Foucault, and undertakes long road/camping trips as often as possible. She apologizes in advance for her language taking “academic” (not to be confused with “epic”) proportions, and advises readers first and foremost to always heed Christina’s advice.

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3 comments on “Dear Quirkyalone: Send Us Your Questions and Concerns, Compliments and Complaints!
  1. natalie says:

    This is more of an idea/question I’d like to throw out to the quirky alone community, and to you people running it. . .

    You know those annoying arm bracelets that were all the rage a few years ago? like the livestrong yellow bracelets? What I think single people need is a way to identify each other (besides the wedding ring). Just because there’s no ring, doesn’t mean that the person isn’t taken, and if there was a way to advertise your singleness (besides online) and that you’re open to gettin’ down. ..what if we had some way to mark ourselves (Discreetly here folks)
    Do you think people would do it? or would they be ashamed? or do you think it would be the best thing EVER!?

  2. Margarita says:

    looking for the Seattle group…:-)
    not so many people where I live, that understand strong and smart women…:-(
    M

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