Category: Life

Want dating advice from a WOE?

Since August 2015 I have been tossed around on uncertain seas. There was Bob who died on April 22 and you can read about that here and I could say many things except that I did make a fine speech…

The Advantages of Age

Along with a couple of other clever ladies (I might be one of them) we have set up this site to counter the media narrative that women over 45 are dead and the execrable captions underneath pictures of women that…

Great sex? Try the crazy chick.

This is an updated version of something that appeared on the WOE blog back in the halcyon days of 2007-2008. ¬†Anyway last night as we were throwing down food and wine, me and Suze were having a rare discussion about…

Be who you are

Since the age of seven when I unceremoniously slammed the door on boring Leanne and her stupid doll, I’ve known that my membership of the solidarity sisters was limited. I’m not a woman’s woman. Now before you go all pursed…

You only have your standards

I don’t ever want to ‘grow’ on someone. I want to hit them between the eyes or not at all. And vice versa. The idea that somebody can grow on you with repeated viewings is just totally absurd. What’s going…

Fear and self loathing in January

Online dating likes to present itself as a carefree, almost randomly fun undertaking. Especially now thats we are in The January. The cure, it seems, for The January, is to find your perfect match. It is a concept flawed for…

Behold the age of emotional hijack

We are emotional slaves to bandwidth. A bomb went off in Boston. Tragic, yes. And so immediately the rest of the news didn’t matter. Because what Boston was, wasn’t just a bomb, it was a news bomb. The existence of…