Real stories about dating and relationships in New York City. Truth is more interesting than fiction.


I am not a particularly perky person.  Nor am I happy go lucky or overly optimistic.  I know this.  I don’t necessarily believe in happy endings or that good will triumph over evil.

However, I do believe that everything happens for a reason.  Sometimes those reasons can be hard to decipher.  Sometimes the reason might be years down the road.

Other times the reason is simple and easy and delicious.  That’s right – delicious.  I feel that some of my bad dates and painful relationships happened so that I might have the opportunity to try out restaurants that I might otherwise never find.

Take, for example, Pala.  Pala is an amazing pizzeria on the Lower East Side.  Just thinking about the food there makes my mouth water.  It’s pretty well known and has received amazing reviews from the Times, Daily Candy and a bunch of other places.  But, the reason I’ve been there so many times is because I used to date someone who lived around the corner.  And if it weren’t for that ex, I might have never gone there at all.

While we’re on the subject of Pala.  Go there.  The next time you’re on a date.  You won’t be disappointed.  The food is amazing (perfect for sharing), the room is lovely, the service is great and pretty inexpensive.  Sure, it’s not that convenient if you’re not on the LES anyway, but I consider it worth the trip.

There are just so many great places to eat in New York.  So many that unless you have unlimited cash and time and spend every night eating out, it’d be impossible to try them all.   The fact that I’ve dated guys who live all over the city, who have introduced me to their local favorites, I consider that the lemonade of some pretty sour lemons.


2 to “Lemonade”

  1. jenmata says:

    I was just thinking about this the other day. I spend a lot of time in my neighborhood (UES), so as great as it would be to date someone who lived close by, it would take all the fun out of getting know new places in other hoods. Que viva la diversidad!

  2. SINgleGIRL says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks this way :-)