Quest for Love

Love Lessons... From My Single Mother

Issue: 
May 2012

“Spring is coming and it’s like a mass explosion of men chasing after me,” my 70-year-old mother cried me a river over the phone recently. On the other end of the line I rolled my eyes and flipped through my own datebook, blank page after blank page.

The Sadie Hawkins Challenge: Make him yours

 “Nowadays you can’t even tell a girl you like her,” my guy friend lamented about the ironic state of modern courting while we jogged next to each other at the gym. “Unless maybe you text her.”

Score?

Issue: 
August 2011

Recently, it occurred to me that maybe I’m not running into Mr. Right is because Mr. Right doesn’t shop for lipstick at Sephora or hang out on my couch watching The Bachelorette. I need to figure out where he spends his time.

Music City Man-Watching: A Field Guide

Issue: 
June 2011

Carrie Bradshaw had her theory about “modelizers,” those New York City men who only date models because, in NYC, models walk the streets among mere mortals.
 

Loving Like a Cicada: All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Sometimes when I leave my house for a hard day’s work and see my cats settling into a splash of sunshine for a relaxing day of nothing but napping, munching vittles, and napping some more, I think how easy my life would be if only I were a cat. As it is with cicadas and mating. Sing, mate, die … as the cicadas scream their beady-eyed heads off from the trees overhead, I can’t help but muse how easy our love lives would be if only we were cicadas. 

Love at the Grocery: A Recipe for Success

Issue: 
April 2011

 
Today’s grocery list:
1. ingredients for s’mores
2. the latest People
3. a bag of those sweet little clementines (no seeds, please)
4. a man to call my own.
 
Come on, don’t tell me you haven’t fantasized about bumping into Mr. Right at your neighborhood grocery over a stack of pomegranates. While I’ve not yet found love in the grocery aisles, I’m convinced this is an efficient method of combining errands, so I’ve been polishing my man-shopping skills. Here’s what I’ve learned so far:

Chronicle of a Single Girl’s New Year’s Resolution

 
December 31, 2010.  Resolved:  This year I will find myself a man.  To fulfill this resolution, I will:
1. Sometimes leave the house.
2. Shave my legs even in the winter months.

A Single Girl’s Holiday Survival Guide

‘Tis the season for matching sweaters, playing footsy beneath fuzzy blankets, romantic proposals next to a crackling fire, hanging stockings two by two … 
 

Her Quest: The Single Girl's Resolution? Start Now!

“I won’t even look for a mate until my house is clean,” my friend announces when I ask her about her dating life.  I don’t have the heart to tell her, but my friend, who diagnosed herself a hoarder after watching that “Hoarders” show on A&E, will never pair up if she has to make room for him first.

Her Quest: Shopping Under the Mistletoe

This is the year. 

This is the year I’ll bring him home for Christmas. 

This is the year I’ll walk through cobblestone streets shopping with him, a light snow falling (but not flattening my hair) while I warm my hand in his coat pocket and we feed each other roasted chestnuts, stopping afterward to share a hot chocolate. 

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