1.) To meet a handsome stranger under the mistletoe…preferably not at the office work party.
2.) A close group of girlfriends whom you can rely on for late night phone calls, brunch dates, shopping excursions on a budget, and to remind you that you are a beautiful woman, worthy of true love.
3.) Expensive pumps for date nights with Mr. Right. Hell, you’ll wear those babies with Mr. Right Now or even Mr. One Night Stand!
4.) A job that you love — but won’t be married to — in the hopes that one day you can still be a career woman with time to marry the right man and start a family.
5.) To be treated to a romantic dinner date and not be expected to spend the night.
6.) A loving and supportive family who will help you move into a six-floor walk-up, once you kick out your ex from your pricey, one bedroom in Soho that you can no longer afford on your own.
7.) A handsome personal trainer to get you into shape with his encouraging words and motivating good looks.
8.) Platonic guy friends who you can enjoy wings and beer with, take to events when you’re single, fix your laptop when it freezes, and are willing to set you up on dates with their buddies.
9.) A hobby that you’re passionate about, whether it’s fashion blogging, photography or training for a half marathon. A girl needs “me time.”
10.) A reliable, dependable, respectful man who will call you back, every time.
What’s on your single girl wish list during the holidays?
Sarah Shaker is an ex-soap opera producer, living, writing, and dating in the East Village. After launching Bright Lights, My City, a niche NYC lifestyle blog, she began working in community management and social media. Sarah is currently working for MSNBC.com as the Regional Community Coordinator for EveryBlock.com, a hyperlocal website connecting neighbors to make their block a better place.