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Online Dating Horror Story #7: You Live WHERE?

A number of years ago, I started writing to a man from an online dating site. He seemed nice and we arranged to meet. During the few “getting-to-know-you” emails that we exchanged before that, I asked what part of town … Continue reading

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Online Dating Horror Story #6: A Walk on the Beach Goes Terribly Wrong

A drink at a beach bar and a moonlit walk on the beach. Sounds like an ideal first date, doesn’t it? Met a guy from my town online years ago — and we met for a first date at a … Continue reading

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2014 Year in Review

Here’s my 2014 year in review: 1) Am still single and searching. Have had a few “first Internet dates” this year (and enough time has passed that I can now laugh about them!) They weren’t horrible enough to be described … Continue reading

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NOT a Happy Camper

During my freshman year of college at a small, very conservative college in Pennsylvania, I went out a few times with J. I wasn’t physically attracted to him at all and was actually kind of repelled – but I didn’t … Continue reading

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Online Dating Horror Story #4: A Deli Emergency

I once met a man from an online dating site for a Coke at a local restaurant. His profile said he was an engineer — and I envisioned a well-educated professional. Since I was married to, and normally date, blue-collar … Continue reading

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Online Dating Horror Story #3: Thunder and Lightning

Years ago, I met a man from an online dating site at a fast-food restaurant for a Coke. It turned out to be me listening to an hour-and-a-half monologue. (That happens a lot and I’m too mannerly — or dumb … Continue reading

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Online Dating Horror Story #2: Way Too Hairy

One of my most memorable – and bizarre – online dating stories was also one of my first attempts to meet a nice man after my divorce. I met J for lunch one day and we had a very nice … Continue reading

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Online Dating Horror Story #1: Don’t Be Cruel…

I’ve been divorced a long time and have done online dating for about 12 years. Had two great five-year relationships (met them both on match.com), but before and in-between them, online dating seemed like the only viable way to find … Continue reading

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Truth is Stranger than Fiction (People Do the Weirdest Things!)

One of my joys in life is reading and hearing true stories about strange things people do. These aren’t the everyday accounts about people who makes the news for winning a flapjack-eating contest or committing a minor crime. I love the … Continue reading

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