Monday, December 30, 2013

Mondays with Martha

Singles, The New Year is almost here! I wish all of you a Wonderful, Prosperous and Romance filled 2014!
Whether you're going out New Year's Eve or staying home, enjoy yourself. The New Year is always full of promise. 
You never know what's around the corner. Make Resolutions that are achievable and not more than three. Keep them written near to you. Your wallet or purse is good so you can reread them every now and then. That will keep you on track.  

Lots of Singles Events to come next year starting with my Signature Dinner Party @ Christine's Restaurant of Yardley Jan. 8th  Reservations Required.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Eve

Singles, I wish you wonderful times during this Christmas Season! Enjoy your friends and family. Remember what's really important. If you have last minute shopping, sales are great! If you're cooking and cleaning, then company is visiting. Whatever you do, it's a special time of the year.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mondays with Martha

"Single during the Holidays"  

It's the Season to be jolly, merry and bright! Even if you don't feel like it. No matter how busy, this IS the time when its OK and comfortable to greet people you don't know and spread the Christmas Spirit! 

This is also the time when many fall in love, break-up or nothing is happening.  Being single sometimes can be hard. 
Decorate your home even if it's a studio apartment. Don't forget the Mistletoe! 

When you're out shopping, treat yourself to something special. Make plans with friends and family, pick up the phone, send cards and watch some good movies. 
An excellent one is The Holiday with Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and other great actors. Some other wonderful Christmas/Holiday movies are A Christmas Snow, Christmas in Conway, Christmas Dance and An Angel in the House. All these  and more you can find on the Hallmark channel, UPHD, etc. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Mondays with Martha

10 Bad Habits That Could Hurt Your Relationship

Taken from  Laura Schwecherl's article,    Romance isn’t just about a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day. A satisfying relationship can also make people feel happy and healthy . But keep in mind that successful relationships aren’t just about rainbows and butterflies — a healthy partnership requires communication, respect, and plenty of good habits from both people. So when dating that special someone, avoid stalking their ex on Facebook, keeping feelings bottled up, and splitting the double cheeseburger every night. These bad habits could make a great relationship take a turn for the worse.
1. Trying to improve him/her. News flash: There’s no such thing as a perfect person, so don’t expect unrealistic changes. Reminding him or her to make the bed is one thing, but trying to radically change shyness or anxiety is another — and could be ignoring the underlying causes for those issues in the first place.
2. Fighting in public. Arguing in public can embarrass the couple and make everyone around feel awkward, too. Talk it out in private, please.
3. Avoiding fighting. Love isn’t all good, all the time. Disagreements are bound to happen, and arguments can be a healthy part of a relationship. Never having conflict may make compromise impossible. Just don’t make fighting an all-day affair.
4. Timing discussions badly. Conversations about important issues, like relationship expectations and financial blunders, all have their time and place. Don’t bring up serious topics when someone’s stressed, like at the end of the workday or right before hosting a party. Set up a time to talk when both people are relaxed.
5. Being melodramatic. No relationship is perfect. So don’t create unnecessary drama in every scenario. If a mate forgets to take out the garbage, there’s no need for a scene. Take a few breaths and address the problem calmly.
7. Allowing jealousy to take over. Doubting your partner may be a symptom of a larger problem: relationship insecurity. And women who feel insecure in their relationships may be at greater risk for health issues like a weakened immune system. Some advice for reducing envy, at least temporarily? Stay off Facebook and other social networking sites.
7. Constantly comparing. Forget the ex and stop comparing a current partner with a person from the past. This could lead to unrealistic expectations.
8. Not being honest with yourself. Don’t just be honest with a companion. Stay real about what you need in order to stay satisfied. Is a long distance relationship really worth the work? Is it okay that they’re working all the time?
9. Lacking self-confidence. Not feeling confident in a relationship can really do some damage: Low self-esteem is sometimes linked to low sex drive, which could make things less heated in the bedroom. Getting active, setting goals, and even smiling can improve self-confidence. But don’t forget that an unhealthy relationship can actually cause low-self esteem, so steer clear of someone who makes you feel less than great.
10. Forgetting why you’re in it. Remember to ask yourself why you two are dating, and what you want out of it. Does a partner want to put a ring on it while you want to remain casual? Being with someone for the wrong reasons is one slippery slope!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Social Circles

There was a great turnout for the launch of "Social Circles" a Free Event last month!  
Singles enjoyed mingling and making new friends. We had a spirited discussion regarding "Being single in today's world"
We're doing it again Tuesday Dec. 17th, 6 to 7:30 pm. 
Please join us @ the Southampton Free Library 
947 Street Rd, Southampton PA 18966  
Men and Women Come on out to mingle, talk and get to know each other.
Topic "Single during the Holidays"  Beverages and light snacks provided.
All ages
30+ Welcome!
RSVP Today! Call Martha # 215-584-0188.
Hope to see you there!
Social Circles is a Free Event happening the third Tuesday night  of every month.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Mondays with Martha

Singles! Entertaining can be lots of fun! Here are 2 delicious and easy Christmas/Holiday Party Recipes. Enjoy!

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Heat broiler. Stuff pitted dates with whole blanched almonds or  press pistachio nuts into the dates, and wrap strips of apricot around dates before wrapping with bacon. Cut bacon strips into thirds; wrap each bacon piece around a date. Place bacon-wrapped dates, seam side down, on a baking sheet. Broil until bacon is crisp, turning once, 6 to 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels; serve warm.
Spicy Pecans

  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 5 cups (20 ounces) pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. In a bowl, combine salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, and sugar.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy. Whisk in spice mixture. Stir in pecans Spread coated pecans in a single layer onto the baking sheets. Bake for about 15 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees. Rotate the sheets in oven, and cook for 10 minutes more.
  3. Immediately spread pecans in a single layer on clean parchment paper; let cool before serving or storing. (Pecans will keep, in an airtight container, up to 1 week at room temperature.) 

 Source Martha Stewart Living

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wishing you all a luxurious holiday
filled with joy, love, great food
and wonderful company.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Last Night

Great turnout for "Social Circles" last night @ the Southampton Free Library!
Singles enjoyed mingling and making new friends. We had a spirited discussion and heard varied viewpoints especially on the subject of On-line dating.
We meet again the third Tuesday of the month, Dec. 17th 6 to 7:30 pm.
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

This Tuesday "Social Circles"

Please join us for Social Circles a Free Event! 
This coming Tuesday, Martha's Singles is launching Social Circles.
Men and Women Come on out to mingle, talk and get to know each other.
Nov 19th, 6 to 7:30 pm @ the Southampton Library                                 
947 Street Rd, Southampton PA 18966
Topic "Being single in today's world"  Beverages and light snacks provided.
All ages welcome.
Social Circles is a Free Event happening the third Tuesday night  of every month.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Mondays with Martha

Singles, on this Veterans Day we give thanks to all the men and women  who have served us honorably. 
We appreciate the sacrifices they have made to keep us safe and guard our freedom. 
When you see an Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard man or woman serving us today; Stop and take the time to Thank Them for Their Service. We may be single but we are not alone.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Mondays with Martha

Not so long ago, I stopped at a local Bar/Restaurant near where I live. While I was there sitting at the bar, having something to eat with my usual Cabernet Spritzer,  I was told that a Singles Meetup group was coming in and they made some room for dancing.  They started drifting in little by little ending up with a nice crowd. 
There were a lot more women than men. Not good. A bunch of them sat to my right at the bar talking amongst themselves, having drinks and of course deciding what they wanted to eat. Some women danced with each other.                                              

The men talked to each other and some just stood around. One friendly guy was taking pictures. I spoke to a couple of guys while I stayed seated at the bar. One gentleman, 54 yrs old, divorced who was just standing  around told me the women looked like they were all together and having a fine time without him. He didn't know how to intervene or even if he should!  

I reminded him that we were talking and he said it was because I started the conversation and he was enjoying it. I explained that women want the man to approach, especially older women. He was concerned that maybe she wouldn't be interested or maybe he wouldn't be after speaking with her. Now, I had to give a mini lesson on flirting before he made his move.   
Similar situation with another gentleman. He said with all the women there, you would think it would be easy but he felt no one was interested in him. 

Later, I turned to the several women seated to my right at the bar. I asked them why they were stuck together at the bar. One said "Isn't that always the way. The men on one side and the women on the other"  Then another said "We're here! Why don't they come over?" I did agree that should happen. Men should get up to bat and if they strike out; So what? Just get back up. 
As for the ladies, instead of appearing more interested in food or each other, they could look around, smile at a potential honey and let him know they would welcome his approach. 

The reality was Soo high school. Most of these people were over 45.  They still were apart. All of them, men and women alike, agreed they were there mainly to meet the opposite sex. Really?

Social Circles

As you may have noticed, Martha's Singles has expanded.
We now offer Dating Mentoring, Group Workshops and More!
A Free Registration Form is on site for Personal Introductions.
To start off, I'm hosting Social Circles. This is a Free Event happening the third Tuesday night  of every month.
Single men and women get together to socialize, mingle and talk about  a Topic relevant to singles.

Please join us for Social Circles a Free Event 
Topic "Being single in today's world" 
Tuesday Nov 19th, 6 to 7:30 pm @ the Southampton Library
947 Street Rd, Southampton PA 18966
Beverages and light snacks provided. All ages welcome.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mondays with Martha

"You never get a second chance to make a great first impression."

We’ve all heard that before but do we keep it in mind in our daily life? Appearance counts, whether someone that you don’t know sees you out and about or someone you're just meeting for the first time. Singles always ask me “Where do I meet a man or a woman”? The answer is everywhere! People are everywhere; the key is to put your best foot forward by looking your best when you run into that person who just might be “the one”.

So why do so many single men and women go around town looking disheveled, not caring what they look like. The truth is your appearance matters. Of course to have a wonderful relationship you'll need more than that. Nevertheless, if you don't catch their attention with a great impression, nothing will happen.

            See the following for some pointers:
  1. Get your teeth whitened. A great smile means a lot.
  2. Men, look at yourself in the mirror. Clip the excess hair in your ears and nose; it makes you look older.
  3. Ladies, wear the right foundation with a complimentary five minute makeup for daytime.
  4. There is no need to walk around town in sweats and please; no pajamas. Being casually dressed is OK.
  5. Wear clothes that fit properly. I am offering Image consulting so if needed, I can help you pick clothes and colors that are right for you.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

HurryDate Speed Dating

Click on picture for details and Tickets 
Speed Dating Events  
Next All Singles:  Oct 30th 23-33, 
Nov 6th  30-43
Next Jewish Singles: Oct 17th 23-33, 
Oct 22nd 30-43, Nov 7th 40-55

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

10/10 EVENT CANCELLED in Peddler's Village

Singles Mingle At Earl's Bucks County on Thursday Oct. 10th 6 to 9 pm is CANCELLED.  I have an agreement reserving  the EBC Lounge every second Thursday of the month. However, Earl's double-booked the Lounge and booked the upstairs Dining Room  for another party leaving no other area @ Earls for my guests.  Any questions Call Martha @ 215-584-0188.
I am so sorry for this inconvenience.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Singles Mingle at Earl's

“Every Second Thursday in Peddler's Village” is a Recurring Event held on the 
Second Thursday of Each Month.

Thursday October 10th  6 to 9 pm

@ Earl's Bucks County  Street Rd and 
Route 202 Lahaska

Join us for Food, Flirting and Fun! Earl's is the Perfect Venue for a Singles Mixer!                                              
Trivia games, Giveaways and Prizes!
Complimentary Delicious New American Appetizers. 
Cash bar with Half Priced Drinks including Beer, Wine, Cocktails and Martinis.
Also, Additional Appetizers may be purchased @ Half Price.
Dress: Sharp Casual   
Cost: $20 for Credit card Advance Tickets or $25 Pay cash at the door 


So show up early and stay late - you never know who you might meet!
All of this for only $20 in advance, $25 cash at the door. Forward this event on to your single friends and co-workers.
RSVP Today! Call Martha # 215-584-0188
GPS address: 2400 Street Rd New Hope 18938
Visit Peddler's Village earlier to see The Scarecrow Competition on Display thru Oct 27th. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

LBCCC Business Fair and Open House

Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce   
                    BUSINESS FAIR & OPEN HOUSE 
                                   This Tuesday, September 24, 2013    
                                                 8:00-10:00 a.m 
                       409 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills, PA 19030 

      Join Us for This Free Event 
Coffee and Breakfast Included Compliments of Village Catering  
We have 2 grand prizes, one that will be done at 8:45 am, 
and one at 9:45 am.
Visit Martha's Singles Table and sign up to win 2 Tickets to 
Peter Sterling's Halloween Ball in Center City. 
             WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS See Event Information
For more information or to Register as an Attendee Call LBCCC 215-943-7400 or Martha 215-584-0188

Thursday, September 12, 2013

TONIGHT @ Peddler's Village

Don't Miss Tonight "Singles Mingle in the EBC Lounge" 
@ Earl's Street Rd & Rt 202
Thursday Sept. 12th 6 to 9 pm
Complimentary Appetizers, Drink Specials
Giveaways, Trivia Games & Prizes including Tickets to Peter Sterling's Halloween Ball! 
Advance Tickets $18  Click 

Sunday, September 8, 2013


Tons of dates in one night! That's right! Check out a HurryDate party and you'll go on tons of dates in one fun night out!
This Event is for Jewish Singles: Ages 30-43

                                              Click Picture for Tickets.
Next: Tuesday Sept. 17th @ 7 pm   

The Irish Pub - Rittenhouse
2007 Walnut St (20th and Walnut St)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19050 (map

 Drink Specials

Sunday, August 25, 2013

“Every Second Thursday in Peddler's Village”

This is a Recurring Event. It will be held on the Second Thursday of Each Month.
"Singles Mingle in The EBC Lounge" Thursday September 12th 6 to 9 pm
 @ Earl's Bucks County  Street Rd and Route 202, Lahaska, PA 18931

Join us in The EBC Lounge Reserved for Martha's Singles for Food, Flirting and Fun! 
  Earl's is the Perfect Venue for a Singles Mixer!                                                     

Trivia games, Prizes and Giveaways including Tickets for Peter Sterling's Halloween Ball Friday 10/25/13 worth $40 each.  
Complimentary Delicious New American Appetizers.
Cash bar with Half Priced Drinks including Beer, Wine, Cocktails and Martinis.
Also, Additional Appetizers may be purchased @ Half Price.

Cost: $18.00 for Advance tickets or $20.00 Pay cash at the door 

Dress: Sharp Casual 
RSVP Today! Call Martha # 215-584-0188

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Tons of dates in one night!
That's right! Check out a HurryDate party and you'll go on tons of dates in one fun night out!
Click Picture for Tickets.
Next: Thursday, 

August 22nd 
7 pm 
All Men & Women 
Ages 30-43   
Cavanaugh's Headhouse Square 
421 South 2nd Street (2nd and Lombard)
Philadelphia, PA 19147 (map)

$3 domestic drafts (Bud Light & Yuengling) & $5 mixed drinks
Other Dates: Jewish Singles Sept 10th 23-33, Sept 12th 40-55, & Sept 17th 30-43, All Singles Sept 19th 23-33 

Click Picture for details.
  What is HurryDate, you say? It's a party where you’ll meet tons of new people with the guys rotating from woman to woman every time they blow a whistle. 10-15 five minute dates in one night! You'll indicate on a scorecard whether or not you'd like to see each person you meet again...and they'll match you up!
  Throw in a cool bar, great drink specials, and a fun, anything-goes vibe, and you've got yourself one hell of a night out after work!
  What if I'm older/younger than a party's age range? Our party age ranges are just guidelines. However, we strongly encourage you to stick to the age ranges we have specified. The other HurryDaters you will be meeting are most likely interested in dating someone in the age range we have specified. If you are on the cusp of a few age ranges, try a few - see what works best for you!

 Please come as close to check-in time as you can so you have time to grab a drink before the HurryDating begins promptly at 7:30 pm!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

“Every Second Thursday in Peddler's Village”

This Thursday!  "Singles Margarita Mixer"   
August 8th 6 to 9 pm

Looking for a Love Connection? Join us for Food, Flirting and Fun Outside on Buttonwood Grill's Outside Deck!
This event is RAIN OR SHINE. Street Rd and Route 202 Lahaska, PA 18931 Peddler's Village

Complimentary Delicious Appetizers.  
Cash bar with Half Priced Standard Draft Beers, Wines, Cocktails and Martinis All Night to 9pm.
Also, Additional appetizers may be purchased @ Half Price.
Great Music played under the Moon-Lit Sky with  Lights strewn over the Deck.
    Icebreakers, Prizes and Giveaways!!!
Great Summer Social! Come out after work for an easy-going evening with new people looking to meet others under a casual atmosphere.  
Join us on Buttonwood Grill's beautiful wood deck for a fun night mixing and networking.
Design your drink @ The Build Your Own Margarita Bar!
So show up early and stay late - you never know who you might meet!
All of this for only $18 in advance, $20 cash at the door. Forward this event on to your friends and co-workers.

     Click   RSVP TODAY! Call Martha #215-584-0188  
or E-mail