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Just Beachy

I'm getting ready for my annual beach vacation. I've been rather quiet on the blog as I work on two big projects but I did want to reach out and wish all of you a FABULOUS summer filled with lots of everything you desire, including rockin' sex. Come on, most of us want that, right? Send those wishes back to me. It's been a cruel, cruel summer, thus far. Jeez, what's a girl gotta do for a little action? On the other hand, I have a lot of nerve lamenting my lust-less condition. I'm not doing a thing to make it happen. I'm taking a break from Tinder, again. But you know, sometimes you just feel like grumbling about something. One of the most popular posts from the original 1Year blog was … [Read More...]



A few days ago my friend Tracy and I were talking on the phone and I realized she worked with a guy I’d had my first online date with--waaaaay back in 2001. I was in between relationships and I thought I’d give it a whirl. The site I used was Secretively, of course, and I wasn’t on for long. My profile didn’t include photos and gave no hint as to my occupation. Heck, I wouldn’t even give my name when corresponding. I was deep undercover. Skulking around like a criminal. I didn’t … [Read More...]

No Age In Love

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The following essay was a Modern Love submission that was rejected. I heard the editor was looking for more humor pieces so I gave it a shot. I didn't do anything with it for about a year and then entered it in Solas awards for Best Travel Writing. It just received an honorable mention. I thought you might enjoy reading it and I've added some photos.   No Age In Love The first time a new widow has sex will probably be memorable. When it’s in Milan with a beautiful waiter, sixteen years … [Read More...]

Fatal Attraction-ish?


There are certain things a woman who’s digital dating never wants to be labeled: desperate, needy, but worst of all: CRAZY. I recently managed to earn all three. That’s right. I am officially the Holy Trinity of the chick every man wants to avoid. Now, I know you’re probably thinking, “Melani, say it isn’t so!” and I would love to write JK. Unfortunately, I’m not kidding. BUT, I can qualify this new standing with a logical explanation. At least that’s what I’ve decided now that I’ve … [Read More...]