Category Archives: Fantasy vs Reality

Hold my beer

and watch this. Note the “like” counts for Proud Single Moms and I Love My Husband at the bottom of the article.  Edit:  The counts appear to be cumulative for the respective Facebook pages, and not specific to this one article.

Posted in Choice Addiction, Fantasy vs Reality, Hold my beer and watch this | 107 Comments

He came to teach.

Commenter Know How isn’t yet married, but this didn’t stop him from explaining that I and others have it all wrong in his response to my post Romance 101: How to stop frustrating your wife. As with another recent comment in … Continue reading

Posted in Armchair Husbands, Fantasy vs Reality, Foolishness, Marriage | 119 Comments

Empowerment turned demotion.

Blogger Michele Zipp at Cafe Mom confirms the status marker marriage serves for women in 5 Reasons ‘Boyfriend’ Is the Worst Word for Divorcees: 3. It feels like a demotion. The word “boyfriend” feels juvenile. “Fiance” feels snooty. “Husband” feels accomplished. … Continue reading

Posted in Choice Addiction, Divorce, Fantasy vs Reality, Hold my beer and watch this, Post Marital Spinsterhood, Stantons Heroes, Status of marriage | 318 Comments

Women’s morphing need for male investment.

In a previous post I discussed the importance of male investment in women’s intrasexual status competition.  This investment can range from the validation which comes from being selected for a one one time hookup, all the way to the very … Continue reading

Posted in Aging Feminists, Choice Addiction, Cracks in the narrative, Death of courtship, Denial, Divorce, Fantasy vs Reality, Foolishness, Hold my beer and watch this, Marriage, Post Marital Spinsterhood, Status of marriage | 266 Comments

Spinster Anthem

I promised Opus a post on how the status of marriage (or lack thereof) changes for women as they age*.  I hope to write that up this weekend, but in the interim this should lighten things up and fill the … Continue reading

Posted in Aging Feminists, Denial, Fantasy vs Reality, Manosphere Humor | 117 Comments