From the August 2013 magazine.

August 2013: Single and happy

She turned 40 and her date stood her up. That's just fine with her.

I had a date scheduled for this past Friday night. It was a first date; we had met through an internet dating website. When I say we “met,” I mean that we had exchanged a few emails, talked on the phone a couple of times and agreed to meet face-to-face to see if there was a connection. Turns out he canceled at the last minute via text message, saying he wasn’t feeling well. Whether or not that’s true, or another version of the story I made up in my head is the case, I’m OK. And I’m really excited about being OK today.

This week I will have 12 years and nine months...

-- Angela M.

Scottsdale, Arizona