Meredith Goldstein is an advice columnist and features reporter for The Boston Globe. She's been writing her column," Love Letters" — a daily dispatch of wisdom for the lovelorn — since 2009. Her columns get about 1,500 reader comments a day and have received up to 100,000 page views for one entry. Meredith's debut novel, The Singles — about the only dateless guests at a wedding — was released in 2012. Meredith was born in New Jersey, raised in Maryland, and lives in Boston with a carnival-size cotton candy machine and a David Bowie doll. Visit her at www.MeredithGoldstein.com and on Twitter at @MeredithGoldste.