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What does it look like to make the most of your season of singleness?

Arms stretched across the chair, I practiced my James Bond-ish move as an excuse to secretly glance over at the guy on my right. I took another sip of my coffee and looked ever so slightly to my left. Turns out, the only people sitting at the coffee bar beside me were all married men. Ladies, has it really come down to this? If I notice an attractive guy in public, why do I instinctively turn my attention toward their left hand? Reiterating from my previous post, at one point in our lives, we were ALL single. And then something happened. Maybe it was during college or later in your twenties or thirties when, one by one, all of your friends shifted from the shallow end of the single pool to the deep end of dating and eventually became engaged, married, and started families of their own. And if you know anything about the south, especially at the University of Alabama, there’s this fantasy of finding your husband in college and having your name plastered on a banner outside your sorority house announcing your engagement. A …