He wanted to have dinner and I thought nothing of it. We’re old friends. But it was everything like a date–the best I'd had in years.... More
The Dating Project
Dating with a view to marriage is no other thing than work. I am a writer in New York, but Sex & the City this ain’t. Carrie had friends who weren’t repopulating the planet. She had fancy shoes. I have fuzzy Crocs. I get commuter rail and Brooklyn birthday parties. She got limos and glam soirees. I actually exist.
This is a project and it is a schlep. I used to believe in surgical strikes, now I’m carpet-bombing. I’m on three different dating websites. I ask total strangers if they know anyone single because I have dated the pool of my friends’ friends’ friends dry. Somewhere, someone is going to make me laugh and swoon. I haven’t met him yet. I’m trying.
I hope it will end. Happily.
Sometimes it is easier to play through a weird date than to get up and leave. ... More
Sarah finds out the man who swept her off her feet only to make an unexpected and traumatic exit, her Mr. Hyde, got married. ... More
The grand unified theory of matchmaking states: If someone else is the friend, you are the favor. I don’t care. I take referrals.... More
At a certain point in the dating project, most men flirting with me were other women’s husbands. The Captain, an ex I had dated around... More
Sarah finds her latest date compelling, but is her attraction enough to overcome his unusual profession? ... More
After standing Sarah up on their second date, the Economist sends another surprising email: I'm flattered. I like you. But I can't.... More
Sarah Rose explains why she's still looking for the right man, and how she's going about finding him in the first post for her new... More
Sarah knew this date wasn't going to end well the minute he turned his nose up at her favorite book.... More
Hand holding in a cafe 10 minutes into a first date seems forward, but when Sarah decides to let her date get a bit too... More
Hair washed, giddy about date number two with The Economist, I was applying my date face when I got an email in the late afternoon:... More
The Economist and I met online, and then we met in person at my favorite date bar. We became those people on a first date... More
The Composer has all the qualities I seek–funny, generous, blue eyes, Jewish–except that he's married to a man. ... More
I need you to know I was out there this week, trying. ... More
As his impending visit draws near, Sarah's misgivings about "The Martian" peak. ... More
Sarah meets a would-be suitor she's profiling for a magazine, but can she really mix business with pleasure? ... More
Sarah learns that if there's one thing you should never do when you're feeling "blue"–it's date. If only the man she met on a recent... More