Commentary

Opinion pieces that have appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The American Spectator, and The New York Sun.

It’s Too Easy Being Single in New York

September 11, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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Is fall a good time to focus on finding the right life partner in New York City?

Do the shortening days and hint of crispness in the evening air, with the whiff of upcoming holidays, make some singles —...

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New York Guys Flee ‘Trainwreck’ Women

August 3, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

It’s the oldest piece of dating advice in the world: Everyone enjoys the life of the party, but no one wants to take her home. But is it still true in 2015?

In her hit film “Trainwreck,” comedienne Amy Schumer...

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Why New York Women Wish They Lived in the ‘Mad Men’ Era

May 15, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

The final episode of AMC’s “Mad Men” this Sunday heralds the end of a TV era. The show’s seven seasons covered the turbulent decade from 1960 until 1970, dramatizing changing styles and social mores in the...

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It’s not the bondage, boys: Real ’50 Shades’ date tips

February 22, 2015

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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It’s not about the bondage, it’s about the seduction.

No question, women are flocking to “50 Shades of Grey.” I saw it on the eve of Valentine’s Day in a Murray Hill movie theater packed with enough single women...

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A Modern Orthodox Miracle

November 4, 2014

by Heather Robinson

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For one religious single woman, unmarried motherhood is a gift.

Divorced and childless at 23, each year for the next decade on Rosh HaShanah, Julie Yusupov would walk to her synagogue and, in hopes of one day becoming a mother, say a...

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Forgiving Ourselves For Being Single

October 17, 2014

by Heather Robinson

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Fighting off guilt at the High Holidays.

When Lee Bernstein, a Manhattan dentist, was in his late 30’s, he bought an engagement ring for his 26-year-old girlfriend, who had just graduated from dental school. Next he took it and...

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Should the Stain of a Youthful Mistake Last Forever?

July 8, 2014

by Heather Robinson

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From The Jewish Week

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In June’s Vanity Fair magazine, Monica Lewinsky, now 40, asks the world to reconsider who she is. In her essay, “Shame and Survival,” she writes about how, since 1998, when the news broke about her affair with...

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From Belarus, Without Love

June 3, 2014

by Heather Robinson

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From The Jewish Week

Changing dating expectations in a city where men won’t grow up.

At 20, living in a small town in Belarus, Olga (not her real name) placed her picture on a website for American men interested in meeting Russian...

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Valentine’s Is A Rotten Day To Be Single

April 28, 2014

by Heather Robinson

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From New York Post

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The day after New Year’s, the assault begins. Scanning the drugstore’s aisles for cold medicine, you come face-to-face with a pink and white teddy bear holding up a heart-shaped “Be mine” sign. Turn the corner to...

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Table for One: Product Placement

April 28, 2014

by Heather Robinson

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From The Jewish Week

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“… fools give you reasons, wise men never try.”
— From Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific”

Alison Greenberg, 40, a Manhattan marketer, has been online dating...

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