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

I wouldn’t join any club that would have me as a member…

We’ve all heard the old Groucho Marx line, “I wouldn’t join any club that would have me as a member”. It’s funny. And maybe, not so funny. In the world of dating, it’s frequently true. I can’t tell you how many slightly (or not so slightly) overweight men and women I know who say they […]

Important Things I’ve Learned from One Night Stands

I can still remember the conversation.  I’d met a friend for happy hour at the Boathouse in Central Park.  Not a usual hang out, but it was the first really warm day of summer and we wanted to be outside and enjoy the park. It had been weeks since we’d spoken and the first thing […]

One Week Turns Into Two…

It’s was almost two weeks ago when Mr. Midwest and I said our (rather odd) goodbyes. I was happy-ish with the way things ended. And also tired. Of trying. I tried hard. I thought. To do all of the things to “make it work”. Whatever the fuck that means. Like I’ve done so many times […]

A Chat with Dad

My dad isn’t a chatty guy, in general. And he’s one of those people who hates to talk on the phone.  I can recall many times when I’d be on the phone with my mom and she’d call out to him (usually from one part of the house to the other, loudly, as I come […]

Finale

Stories are shaped by the way we tell them. There are the facts, and then the way we present the facts. Our attitudes and prejudices. I could tell this story a few different ways,  each with it’s own spin. I’m not sure which would be right.  Instead I’ll just try to throw it all out […]