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

It’s a Small World

I was on a date. A first date. With a guy I met online. From the moment we met, he looked vaguely familiar. Not from his photos, but as if we’d met before. He looked like his photos. But he didn’t seem familiar in the photos. Go figure. It hit me about 15 minutes in. […]

Love the One You’re With

It had never occurred to me, as a child or a teen, to question the concept of monogamy. My family and upbringing was fairly conservative. And yet, it was the 70s, so lots of other ways of looking at the world were sneaking into my brain via music and tv. Whether I realized it or […]

Long-Term Single

I’m a chronic insomniac (and I’ve tried all kinds of things, many prescribed by doctors, to deal with this). One of the things I do to cope is to lie in bed and listen to podcasts. Sometimes, I’ll drift off to sleep. Other times, I’ll just lie in bed for hours and listen. But at […]

Team in Dating

I’ve been slacking on weekends, I know. But I have a fab new Guy’s Story for you to make up for it.  Today’s story is from SFSingleGuy, the author of the blog’s very first Guy’s Story. Team in Dating “Hi!”, said her message in my OkCupid inbox.  Attractive, brainy, and rides bikes.  That was a […]

I Vant to be Alone

So I was talking with a friend of a friend about a trip I took a few years ago. I took “off” for a month and took a trip I’d been dreaming about for years. There’s a nice little story I tell about where I went, and what inspired me to go. What I got […]