Sarah meets a would-be suitor she's profiling for a magazine, but can she really mix business with pleasure? ... 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 soirées. 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.
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
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Sarah declines a date from a suitor almost twice her age, who in turn for her rejection offers 'interesting' life advice in this brief email... More
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When Sarah considers joining a few exclusive New York match-making services, she finds that you actually can put a price tag on love. ... More
After another great post-date kiss, “The Juggler” drops a dreaded dating cliché. ... More
Sarah Rose swoons for a dork of the highest order, a math enthusiast and aspiring sci-fi writer whom she calls "The Juggler."... More
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Sarah Rose comes clean about her online dating profiles: she's got more experience with Internet romance than she let on!... More
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