Sex & the Single Woman: Terrifying Expectations

For the past month or so, my mind has been on Halloween. The costumes, the decorations, the candy. . . I can’t help but think about it.

Of course, there is one dominating question when I start to ponder my costume–how provocative should it be? I try not to show too much chest or leg, but I feel like there are certain expectations of women. Tight, shiny, short, low cut — meet three of the four criteria or risk disappointment.

I hate that we have this pressure. I love looking cute, just like any other woman out there, but at the same time I want to maintain my dignity. (Or at least until my sugar high kicks in.) Year after year I find it’s a new challenge to try and make the perfect compromise.

–Maggie