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Spinsters, old maids, and changing ideas about being single on Quirkyalone Day 2013

Here’s me talking about spinsters, old maids, and how our ideas about being single have changed on this Quirkyalone Day 2013 on a wonderful hourlong NPR show out of Illinois. This was a great conversation with lots of smart callers

Posted in Politics, Press, Quirkyalone Day, Quirkytogether, Single Life, Technology + Modern Life

Connected, but alone?

A beautiful TED talk and a very quirkyalone message that I have blogged about too. “Technology (social media) provides the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship.” This talk by MIT professor Sherry Turkle is ultimately an argument that

Posted in Solitude, Technology + Modern Life

Old-Fashioned Matchmaking Meets Facebook

We’ve all heard success stories of online dating. According to a recent study by, a sixth of marriages now begin via online dating. If the numbers are so promising, why does online dating feel like an energy suck? As

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Posted in Dating, Technology + Modern Life

Antidotes to Online Dating

My sixth sense tells me there is a movement brewing to provide alternatives to online dating. Ways of meeting other human beings live and in the flesh. Imagine that. Of course we can all meet someone in line at the

Posted in Dating, Events, Technology + Modern Life

The Long-Awaited YouTube: State of Sex and Dating in San Francisco

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Posted in Events, Sex and Relationships, Single Life, Technology + Modern Life

Multitasking Dementia

I had no memory of where I parked my car. Why? While I was parking the car, a friend called. Against my better judgment I took the call. I wanted to talk to him, and I found myself so engrossed

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Posted in Personal Growth, Technology + Modern Life

Wanted: Your Dilemmas for a New Advice Column (+ Win a Copy of Quirkyalone!)

Dilemmas, conundrums, burning (or mundane) questions about quirkyaloneness and quirkytogetherness: We all have them, and we want to hear yours. What questions do you have about optimum quirkyliving? What’s come up in your life recently where you could use some

Posted in Technology + Modern Life, Uncategorized

Twitter’s Aspiring Micro-Celebrities

Note: This piece was also published on the Huffington Post. I find myself evolving into a technology social critic, perhaps a new evolution in career as an uncredentialed urban anthropologist. So watch for more stuff like this in this blog

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Posted in Books + Movies, Technology + Modern Life

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