Sad Single Gal of the Day: Helen Gurley Brown, 1922-2012

If you have never heard of Helen Gurly Brown, then maybe you have at least heard of Cosmopolitan Magazine? Well, before that, Helen was actually the original Carrie Bradshaw….

Because before Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha could freely strut their stuff in Sex and the City….the world had to learn to accept that women HAD sex when it wasn’t with their husband! AND, that maybe they could be in control! SHOCKING, I know! So, Helen wrote her book that changed the way women (and men) think….

The original title was actually going to be Sex for the Single Girl…..but that was a bit to risque in 1962!

Helen’s book went on to influence women- both good and bad….because no matter what people thought, it at least created a debate. It at least got people thinking about women as more than just the “Donna Reed” perfect wives or adulterous whores…it found the middle ground. And we wouldn’t have much of the female icons that came after if Helen Gurly Brown never sat down to write her book…in fact the creator of Mad Men, Matthew Weiner frequently attributes her work to the inspiration of the female characters that exist at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (oh wait, he’s dead!….spoiler alert if you haven’t seen yet, whoops!)

So thank you, Helen Gurly Brown, for all that you did to change the world! Especially, might I add, thank you for telling me 100 Best Sex Tips, His #1 SEX Fantasy, 99 SEX Moves, and Hot & New 50 Sex Tips

 

You will be missed…..but not forgotten….thank you for celebrating the Single Gal all those years ago!

 

 

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SadSingle Bill Of Rights

So since I have been so busy traveling and have neglected all you fine people, I missed the Fourth of July. And yes, I know, Fourth of July=Declaration of Independence, but really? Fuck that!
So I decided to keep on the theme of American documents and draft a SadSingle Bill of Rights (Loosely, WAYYYYY loosely based on the real bill of rights…ok maybe not even based just used whatever I remembered from 3rd grade and a glance at google …)

All those men in one place….can you count the STDs?

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The Third Person vs. The Third Wheel

I wrote some time ago about how I have been immortalized as the perennial Third Wheel. Well, last night I was out with my good friend and her boyfriend. And I have to say, not once did they make me feel like the third wheel. Rather than making me feel like this:

SadSingleGal on a usual night

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Famous Third Wheels

In honor of my TWS (Third Wheel Status), i figured I would honor those other famous third wheels throughout time, space, fiction, etc.

Phoebe & Joey From Friends

Phoebe and Joey were the third wheels of Friends, no matter what anyone says. With the pairings of Ross/Rachel and Monica/Chandler, Phoebe and Joey were the comic relief that third wheeled it for 10 years...at least Phoebe got Paul Rudd. Joey just got "Joey."


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Some “Famous” Sad Single Ladies of the Past

So sometimes it kind of feels like we will never find someone. That our single days will never come to an end. Well, apparently, we are in some pretty good company (although, not all of these ladies are lookers)… Continue reading