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

You Can’t Go Back

I’ll admit it.  The main reason I went out with the guy I went out with tonight is because he reminded me of my first love.  He looks a bit like him and they’re from the same place and, well, there are other similarities. It took me about 3 minutes to realize that those similarities […]
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7 Things A Guy Should Never Say Or Do On A Date

A few nights ago I met a friend for a drink at a bar around the corner from my apartment. It’s not a bar I go to often, for several reasons.  Anyway, he and I were talking and I mentioned that the last time I was there was several months ago on a bad date. […]

A Tale of Two Dates

Earlier tonight I met a friend for coffee at a popular local coffee bar.  It’s not a great place for dates.  I’d certainly never suggest it.  But every once and a while I’ll notice couples meeting there for what is obviously their first date. Tonight I noticed a very cute, youngish guy who was nervously […]
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Back to Dating

Back when I was a kid there were these toys called Weebles.  I don’t remember ever having one, or knowing anyone who did, but I can still remember the song from the commercial, “Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down”.   You see, Weebles had rounded bottoms so that they couldn’t be knocked over from a […]
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Top 7 First Date Ideas

How many days has it been since I’ve reminded you that I’m not a relationship expert? At least two or three, right?  OK, well then it’s time I mentioned it again. I’m not a relationship expert.  I’m not even sure I know what that phrase means.  What are the qualifications? I bring this up now […]