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

Ghosts Around Every Corner

Recently, I started a new job and it’s landed me in a part of town that I don’t usually set foot in. I’m way over on the east side of midtown, near the UN, which is a pleasant enough place to work. On my first day I decided to have lunch outside in Dag Hammarskjöld […]
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Who can you count on?

Here’s a bad but useful simile for you.  My single-ness is like a chronic health condition. I’ve been suffering from it for years, and sometimes it goes away for a stretch, weeks or months, when I’m in a relationship. It just always seems to come back.  I long for the day when I can kick […]
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Reality Check

Yeah, I watched Sex in the City.  Not first run, ’cause I don’t have cable, but in reruns.    One of the episodes that made an impression on me is when Carrie was hired to teach a Learning Annex class on where to meet men.  Hundreds of women show up, and of course she has […]

10 dates in 3 weeks

I have a date in a few hours, nothing big, just a late afternoon coffee break. This will be my tenth first day in three weeks. I want to be clear here, this is nowhere near a record for me. I can recall hitting 5 first dates a week for a month solid a few […]
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Today

For years I’ve had friends begging me to do this. I date more than most people, and I’m a writer.  Before blogging was the big thing they’d say I should I write a book about my experiences with dating.  I was always a bit put off by the thought of it, though.  It takes an […]