A friend of mine from undergrad has written a few things for xoJane, and just posted a link to her latest one on FB which, for me, definitely hit home since my single days were chock full of slow fades. Personally, the worst part for me was always the fear that their excuses were truths and I would be the asshole who turned my back on someone because they had some unfortunate timing issues.
ETA: Sorry about the bad link guys. I think it goes without saying that it's Kinja's fault. Also, fixed.