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  1. You rarely ever write personal pieces and I am so happy that you did. I have been following you for such a long time and it’s so nice to see a personal side of you. I’m in my 30s and still single and you hit the nail on the head with this one.

    Katie

  2. Denise, I love this post! I feel like I have so much to say, but I will try and keep it brief. I was married in my mid twenties, had a son by 30 and was divorced by 32. I have been divorced now for 8 years and in and out of relationships. One thing I know, is I will never settle. My best GF could have written your first paragraph about going to weddings and baby showers while she was single, she got married at 38 and now has two small babies. We had this very discussion yesterday about this subject. Let me preface this by saying she loves her husband and obviously her children, but she stressed that she wished she enjoyed her singledom more than she had. the world is your oyster right now, enjoy every bit of it. And girl when I say ‘you are still so young’, I mean it!! Girl, YOU ARE STILL SO YOUNG, beautiful and smart and because you are so independent and know to never settle you will end up in an awesome, secure, super successful relationship.

    Wow, I guess that wasn’t very brief!
    It will all happen for you and when it does it will be amazing.

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

  3. Denise, I also love this post. Having been married at 18 for over 25 years, divorced for over 15 years, and a single mom (even while married), I would definitely agree with “don’t settle”. Take time to grow, know yourself, become the person you want to be. Since my divorce, I have not dated. I have a huge range of interests, lots of friends, love traveling. I wouldn’t trade my two children for anything, but wish I had not rushed into marriage, although did wait and complete a college degree while working full-time, before starting a family. I love being single, on my own, and doubt I will ever date, much less be in a relationship. I love my independence and the life I made for myself.

  4. Denise, I love this post so so much! I have been following you for such a long time and it’s so nice to see your personal side. My daughter is 21 so I can see how hard online dating, or just dating in general can be these days. You will find the right one at the right time. My advice is this, never settle down, and find someone who can always make you laugh and makes you a better person.

    XO
    Lona

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