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

Conflict – phobe

People look at me and assume that at 41 and single I must be a commitment-phobe. But it’s just the opposite. I have no issues with commitment. I just can’t tolerate conflict.  Alas, one doesn’t come without the other. Last night I was pondering my situation. And all of sudden I heard (coming from somewhere […]

It’s Just As Easy to Marry Rich…

Once again I defer to the late, great Philip Larkin: “They fuck you up, your mum and dad, They may not mean to, but they do”. Recently I’ve become aware that one of my mom’s little “sayings” wasn’t nearly as common or everyday as I’d previously thought. Growing up, I must’ve heard at least a […]
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Learning from Your Parents – a Poll (but first a poem)

This Be The Verse They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. But they were fucked up in their turn By fools in old-style hats and coats, Who half the time were […]
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