Going on a date set up by a matchmaker is like playing a scratch-off lottery ticket — most likely you won't win anything, but why not play?... 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.
When an invitation from a childhood chum takes an unexpected and somewhat creepy turn, Sarah finds herself questioning her commitment to courtship. ... More
Sarah commits her final act as Mrs. Robinson with a how-to addressed to the 25-year-old Magician.... More
Sarah suspects the infrequency of the Magician’s text messages may signify the end of her May-December romance. ... More
As Sarah’s romance with the Magician continues, the Magician goes on the hunt for a much-needed test in the maze of a local pharmacy.... More
After dinner, a show, and a stop at a Middle Eastern hookah bar, Sarah finally gives in to her own Benjamin Braddock, aka the Magician.... More
Sarah brings The Magician as her plus one to review a hotel and its Michelin-starred restaurant, and The Magician brings Sarah a little perspective. ... More
Sarah attempts another blind date, this time with a best-selling author who stiffs Sarah with a hefty tab and an uncomfortably long night.... More
Sarah double books on her latest date night, only to find that an arguably successful evening still seems like a strike out. ... More
I probably shouldn’t undervalue the assets of a 25-year-old. He could be magic. ... More
An ode to all the dates that went wrong, with apologies to Dr. Seuss. ... More
New York has an endless supply of Praetorian Guardsmen, competitive collectors of wine or girlfriends or art. This one was a champion traveler, racking up... More
Sarah decides it's time to call in a professional dating coach to give her some guidance. ... More
"You can’t make fun of my age to my face on my birthday in my own bed."... More
He was suddenly the most annoying man I had ever met. Shouldn’t it take a lifetime to think that?... More
I should have lighting-fast dating reflexes. I’ve been doing this for 20 years. This is my job, damnit. But I couldn’t figure him out...... More
Sarah's latest date has New York City rooting for the match–literally. ... More