Welcome. And I’m Sorry.

I never wanted to start this blog. Even now as I’m getting my blog on, I wish I wasn’t. I hate that I am because I hate that I can. To be in my 30’s and still single was not part of the plan. And even as the years kept approaching like no suitable man ever has, I kept hoping against hope that this phase (Dear God, it is just a phase, right?!) was going to end any minute now. But it never did yet. So here we are. Single as ever. I mean, I know I am and since you’re reading this, I assume you are too. So…

Hello! Welcome. And also: I’m sorry. Because you have obviously reached one of three points:

  1. It’s not funny anymore. And maybe you’re suffering a little bit or feel that you may be about to. So you wandered over here in the hope of finding some answers or “aha moments” or helpful hints to help you either be okay with being single (if that’s how it has to be), or, much more preferably, teach you something that will totally flip the switch and end the drought. Or…
  2. You actually have no business being here. You’re younger than 27 and/or married and you just can’t let us have this one place of peace and quiet away from your incessant whining about all your non problems. You are the worst. Get out of here.* Or…
  3. Your well-meaning friend/mother/aunt/married younger sibling heard about this new site for older Christian singles and immediately thought of you. He/She sent you the link with a “thumbs up” emoji and if they really love you, a sweet little note that said “For while you wait.” Or some variation of that. Don’t be mad. They mean well. And they actually did you a solid.

However you ended up here, this blog is written and (wo)manned by a veteran of singleness, a prisoner of war, if you will. I wish I could say that I’ll be telling you how to win the war or how to truly love the way that you’re losing it, but I can’t. I won’t. Because if I knew how to do either of those things, I wouldn’t be here.

The truth, as you already know, is that it’s an ebb-and-flow kind of situation. Some days it’s fine, you don’t even think about it. You’re just living your life and loving that you can go an entire winter without shaving your legs or anything else. But then all of sudden something will upset the balance. Could be something big like a friend getting engaged. Or something small like seeing a couple on the subway. Or even smaller like seeing two cookies that have run together on the baking sheet and thinking “Even these cookies found someone!” Whatever it is that sends you into the spiral of hopelessness and despair that leaves you listening to Adele and reactivating that Eharmony profile (not that there’s anything wrong with that) this blog is just to let you know that you’re not alone… well, I mean, you are, but not in the cosmic sense. So if you feel like you’re spiraling, or just about to – go on.

I’ll meet you at the bottom.

* Dear under 27s and marrieds: All bans and restrictions have been lifted. You are still kinda the worst, but you can stay. 

16 thoughts on “Welcome. And I’m Sorry.

  • June 18, 2014 at 4:19 pm
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    I’m 26
    and I’m offended

    I’m also your first email. so yeah

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  • June 18, 2014 at 4:44 pm
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    Love it! I am so excited .. and sad… but mostly excited. I think…today anyways.

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    • June 19, 2014 at 3:15 pm
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      i’m excited that you’re excited… and sad that you’re sad… but mostly excited… for now 😉

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  • June 18, 2014 at 4:46 pm
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    “Sometimes I forget it’s even a thing. But then my mom calls.”
    But then your mom calls? What does that mean???

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  • June 18, 2014 at 7:12 pm
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    Love the comical gist of this Janniwoo!! But also the reality of it also. I look forward to reading more, and contributing. I have recognised as the years progress, gone are the comments ‘but you’re a great catch, someone would be so lucky to have you’ and replaced with a unspoken ‘awkward silence, lets not go there’.

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  • June 18, 2014 at 10:36 pm
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    This is good stuff! Happy to join the community and once again ‘hear’ your voice. You’re so funny!

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    • June 19, 2014 at 3:18 pm
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      thanks jojo!! glad to have you close by on the internets at least :))

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  • June 19, 2014 at 2:41 pm
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    LOL. “Even these cookies found somebody” I always think that when I see murders in jail with their girlfriends waiting on the outside. Like What? Do you know he was found guilty?

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    • June 19, 2014 at 3:19 pm
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      right?! but i dunno… give me another year or two and i might be signing up for prison ministry…

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  • June 19, 2014 at 2:50 pm
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    This is awesome. You had me at hello.

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    • June 19, 2014 at 3:19 pm
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      well thank you. and as i said before: welcome! and i’m sorry. so very very sorry.

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  • April 18, 2017 at 12:05 pm
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    Thanks for giving me at least one place where i know i’m not alone… Most of the time, i’m totally (at least almost) okay with it, but those other times… it’s really good to know there is someone out there who really do understand…

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