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

He’s a Man

I had a flashback, the other day, of a truly awful date. Let me say that again, a truly AWFUL date. It was a brunch date, a double date, at a popular brunch spot to which I can never return. The restaurant is ruined for me now. But wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. There’s […]

It’s a Matter of Taste

Have I ever mentioned how much I love brunch? I love brunch. Going out to brunch and also having friends over for brunch. I love the way people can just arrive when they arrive, and come and go over the course of the afternoon. Casual and mellow. Anyway, I had some friends over for brunch […]

What is Age Appropriate?

So, a few weeks ago I was out with friends, at a bar, and I overheard a women (who was a good 10-15 years my junior) say that she didn’t think it was age appropriate for older women to be out drinking in bars, acting like they were still in their 20s. She was a […]

Variety is the Spice of Life

I’ve rarely been accused of being shy. But I am a Gemini. So while there’s a part of me that thrives in social situations, there’s another part of me that likes to just stay home and read. And lately, I gotta admit, the quiet side of me has been pretty much in control. I’ve turned […]


There was a time, back in the 70s, when my parents had a Memorial Day party every year.  It was their holiday.  All of the neighbors would come over for a barbeque.  One of the other neighbors had the 4th of July. And someone else had Labor Day, etc. They were basically block parties, I […]