single_girl_bookSo you think  you’re the last single girl? Jerusha Stewart probably has you beat.

The 45-year-old Stewart has the scoop on living the good single life. In this book, the Single Girl’s Manifesta, she explains that not everyone is sitting at home, twiddling their thumbs, waiting for Mr. Right to show up and rescue them from spinsterhood.

It’s peppered with tips, quickie facts, “steal this life” ideas and “singular sensation” advice on how to have a good single life. The pervasive attitude is to live life to its fullest, single or not, meeting new people, exploring your hobbies and living like you mean it.

Really, it’s all about you. Do what you want, when you want however you want. And don’t share the remote or put up with any shit from men. What could be better than that?

Here’s a book I have not read, but seems to also lift a glass to singlehood.

It’s called Menu Dating and includes details on how to have a good one-night stand, how to date multiple men at once and how to adopt a laidback attitude about dating.

“Adopting a laidback, positive attitude of someone who knows there’s no such thing as a bad date— just a veritable tapas bar of flavorful experiences and lesson … Collecting and taste testing tons of different man candidates (mandidates!)…even the ones you thought you’d never date.”

I will say that I subscribe to those philosophies, which came in handy earlier this year during my period of singledom. The carefree attitude had me speed dating and going out on many dates, which turned out to be a lot of fun. I recommend the attitudes in both books, whether you need a manifesta or a menu to point you in the right direction or not.

Any other book suggestions on single/dating?

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