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

I Had to Share: My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

And now for something completely frivolous – a while ago The Hairpin did a post on the British TV show, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and over the past week or so I’ve been watching it on Youtube. I’m not going to give you a laundry list of reasons why you should watch this. Or […]

The Princess Thing

So, I’ve become a little obsessed with the Royal Wedding. OK, let me rephrase/reframe that. I’ve become obsessed with other’s people’s obsession with the wedding and with everything wedding-related and princess-y. Like so many pop culture phenomena, I don’t quite get it. Although I’ve been reading some very interesting analysis of why people (especially women) […]

And Things Keep Changing

I spent the better part of my weekend at a wedding.  A big, over-the-top, family wedding with hundreds of people who travelled from far and wide. It was nice.  And overwhelming.  And yeah (to state the obvious), I was one of only a half dozen people over the age of 30 who weren’t either married […]

I Didn’t Use an Outline

One of the few really useful things I learned in grad school came about one day as a professor was telling us the requirements for an upcoming assignment.  A student asked if we’d be required to turn in our outlines, in advance.  It was standard practice for some professors to approve outlines so that students […]
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I’m Being a Jerk, Part 2

So, it’s official, I’m not going to my friend’s wedding. It’s next weekend.  I’ve been pretending that I wasn’t sure, that I might still go, but today I realized that that was just an act.  A lie I was telling myself. I’m sure.  I just can’t go. As much as I care about my friend, […]
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