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

This is Why People Hate Dating

I was supposed to have a date this weekend. And another tonight. Supposed to. They were going to be my first 2 dates in months. But no. Both were cancelled. And this is why (some) people hate dating. I don’t, for the record, hate dating. No usually.  But some days… Here’s the story: I crawled […]

Catching Up and Taking Stock

I called a friend, someone I hadn’t spoken with in a while.  He’s been busy, I’ve been busy. It happens. He asked how I was doing and I told him that I was finally feeling better and almost unpacked and fully settled in to the new apartment. Then, he asked about work and told him […]

How Many Alcoholic Drinks Do You Have On a Single Date?

This week’s poll is stolen, verbatim, from Glamour’s Smitten column. Yep, I’m that shameless. Seriously, I just thought it was an awesome idea for a poll and I wanted to use it.  Giving them full credit for the idea, of course. I’ve written, many times, about the fact that I’m a total lightweight. I don’t […]

Fine Isn’t Good Enough for Me

So this is a story inside of a story, written by a still-very-sick woman. It may or may not make any sense. A friend came by with soup and juice, for which I was grateful. More for the company than for the soup and juice.  She mentioned a couple dates she’d been on recently and […]

More Bad Timing

So last week I got an email from a guy I met a few years ago.  We’d met, had one date and nothing ever came of it.  I don’t remember much, but I guess I liked him well enough (told him I’d see him again) and then he started seeing someone else (? seriously, I’m […]