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  • How did your blind date turn out?

    Often, when people are talking about blind dates, they take on a kind of “Can you top this?” quality. Here’s what I mean . . VERONICA: “My mother opened the door to a man carrying a large shopping bag and a satchel. Since she was …Read More

  • He says women only want losers

    Three times Connor has been in love. Three times he has been dumped. Once he was dumped for a tattoo artist. Once he was dumped for a drug addict. And most recently he was dumped for an unemployed 20-year-old. Connor wonders if all women are …Read More

  • He was Mr. Right, until he wasn’t

    The Great Wall of Daniel went up about three months into the relationship. “A massive wall,” says Ariel, who butted up against it. Ariel is a schoolteacher. There’re only two male teachers at her school, both married. The only other men she meets regularly are …Read More

  • Flat tire, miserable date and true love

    Today we hear from DEVON and SUZANNE, who opine on the nature of love and runny noses . . . — DEVON: “Why is it that first loves die such a long, horrible death? I was 17 when we met; he was 20. We had …Read More

  • Single folks: All you need is one good pickup line

    Ivy has been on the receiving end of some of the absolute worst lines ever. And also the single best one ever spoken.

    When opposites attract and it works

    “Has anyone ever told you you look exactly like Demi Moore?” When Chelsea heard that line, she just about lost it. She was at a singles dance, an experience she found slightly more revolting than a freshman mixer. But Chelsea had just moved to the …

    Tales from the Front: When shopping, you never know what’s in store

    Next time you’re shopping in a department store, look around you. You’re standing in the middle of 21st century “Peyton Place”! Mattie was a salesperson in men’s fragrances. She and a group of employees, men and women, would hang out together. They had lunch together, …

    Tales from the Front: He got quite an education in night school

    You can learn a lot in night school. Luke learned what not to do — never, ever — when you meet someone you like. Luke was immediately attracted to Brinn, another student in his adult education class. He says she had “a wholesome Irish face, …

    Tales from the Front: They do bring her flowers

    There are flowers and there are flowers. And the day that Riley got a dozen long-stemmed red roses from Cody with a card saying “Just because I love you,” and from Arnie a pathetic bunch of semi-wilted grocery store carnations, she realized there are men …