Tag Archives: dating

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The Captain

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 my 30s, was no exception.  More
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The Economist, Part 3

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
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The Economist, Part 2

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: I got stood up.  More
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The Economist, Part 1

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 who can’t keep their hands off each other. Maybe it’s a beginning…  More
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The Composer

The Composer has all the qualities I seek–funny, generous, blue eyes, Jewish–except that he’s married to a man.  More
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Mr. Blue

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 wintry New York evening had known this, too.  More
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The Intellectual

When a journalist friend said that his tall, Midwestern, funny Jewish buddy was in town and I should meet him, I said yes. I hadn’t kissed this one yet.  More

The Flying Dutchman

We met at a charity event. We exchanged numbers. That’s the way it’s supposed to work–no set-up, no Internet, no middleman. If only we’d spoken the same language.  More
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The Collector

Sarah finds her latest date compelling, but is her attraction enough to overcome his unusual profession?  More
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Mr. Awesome

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 exchange.  More
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The Suburban

Sarah’s latest date is a six-degrees-of-separation blind setup–and disastrously her total opposite.  More
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