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

The Dow is Down, Wanna Go Steady?

Yesterday morning my dear Twitter buddy @Willingthrall alerted me to an article from YahooNews called, Downturn dating: Hearts flutter as markets stutter. I always find pieces like this amusing.  They’re such a mixture of fact and BS.  There are some hard facts behind the title.  Our crappy economy has created record profits for the online […]
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TMI

There’s this guy I first met online over a month ago. We exchanged several messages and he seemed like someone I might like.  Then he disappeared (Completely.  He hid his profile.  I figured he met someone.).  And then, over the weekend, I got a new message from him.  He apologized for disappearing so abruptly and […]
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A Wink? Is That the Best You Can Do?

I’m not a big fan of winks. For those of you who don’t speak online dating, members of any given site can wink at one another.  A wink is a low commitment way of telling someone you’re interested.  They’re always free (some sites charge per message) and require very little effort.  All you need to […]

Learning New Tricks

I have a date tomorrow night with a guy I first “met’ months ago (pre Mr. Potential).  We met online, exchanged a few emails and then spoke on the phone.  I liked him well enough – he seemed smart, funny and enthusiastic about his life and work although he was a teensy bit of a […]
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You Get What You Ask For

This was a weird week for me.  As I’ve mentioned before, Lostplum and I dropped by the Thrillist loft several times this week for different parties.  The parties were fun, and they were an opportunity for me to socialize as Simone Grant, the dating blogger.  As opposed to, my other self, the freelance writer who […]
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