Tag Archives: relationships

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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 Collector

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

Sarah knew this date wasn’t going to end well the minute he turned his nose up at her favorite book. ... More
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The Foreigner

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 comfortable, she realizes he’s even more forward than she bargained for. ... 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
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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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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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The Fishman

After a chance meeting at an alumni event, Sarah agrees to have dinner with a fellow Harvard grad. After all, a blind alumni date at least won’t be stupid, right? ... More
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The Groucho Pyramid

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
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