Posts tagged "dating story"

Girl Talk: It Isn’t Easy Dating Someone With OCD

At the beginning of our relationship, my now-wife “Charlotte” came over to my place for the first time and my room was immaculate. The pens and pencils on my desk were organized in straight lines. You could have bounced a quarter off my bed.  Even the photos and posters on the wall were a study…
By: Victorine Lamothe / February 24, 2014

Dater X: Missing Him Or Missing The Idea Of Him?

Well, I successfully made it through Valentine's Day without needing Xanax or calling an ex-boyfriend, so I'd say it was a great success. But before I headed out on February 14th for a singles' feast and game night with some of my favorite…
By: Dater X / February 19, 2014

Dater X: Another One Bites The Dust

Officer Handsoming arrived at my apartment with a carton of chicken noodle soup in one hand and a greasy bag of french fries in the other, unsure which I preferred when nursing a hangover. How thoughtful, I said to myself while we plopped down on my couch to…
By: Dater X / February 12, 2014

The Ghosts Of Valentine’s Day Past: In Which Ami Cohabitates With Seven Cats

Whether you’re currently single or coupled up, it’s always interesting to ponder how different your life might look if you’d made different relationship choices along the way. What if you’d stayed with the wrong guy, settled for the good-enough guy, gone on one date instead of another, or said “yes” instead of “no” (or vice…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 7, 2014

Dater X: Love On Borrowed Time

In between his overnight shifts this weekend, my boyfriend (that's the first time I'm calling him that, and it's weird considering he might soon be my ex-boyfriend) called me to check in and see how I was doing. Around Wednesday, I found myself in a bit of a…
By: Dater X / February 5, 2014

Life After Dating: My First Coupled Valentine’s Day Is Going To Be Anticlimactic

So you’ve finally found The One (or at least The One For The Foreseeable Future) and you’ve committed to a serious relationship. Now what? In our new weekly column, Life After Dating, we’ll discuss the unique joys and challenges of coupledom. "What should we do for Valentine's Day?" I asked my boyfriend. He shrugged.
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 3, 2014

Dater X: I Was Worrying About The Wrong Thing

Officer Handsoming and I had "the talk." Well, sort of. I knew that if I didn't bring up our relationship status soon, my exclusivity limbo anxiety would bubble up inside of me and explode. So, I…
By: Dater X / January 29, 2014

Dating Don’ts: On Loving Someone With Mental Illness

For the majority of my last relationship, my partner was in the throes of a slowly unwinding nervous breakdown. He moved to New York at the same time I did, and lived for a brief period in a state of almost too much togetherness, bound because we loved each other, but also because we didn’t…
By: Megan Reynolds / January 28, 2014

Dealbreaker: He Kicked My Dog

I walked into a posh, new restaurant in Alphabet City and asked a guy in a black suit (amidst other guys in ratty chinos and un-tucked oxford shirts) about my reservation. Like a gentleman, he laughed and explained in a sexy Aussie accent that…
By: Valerie Singer / January 23, 2014

Dater X: Greetings From Exclusivity Limbo

There’s no worse feeling than not knowing. And after Patrick Bateman’s web of lies (which, let’s be honest, will probably haunt me for the rest of my life), I feel the need for constant relationship reassurance. I hate the unanswered questions, and I hate…
By: Dater X / January 22, 2014

The 6 Stages Of Discovering That Someone You Used To Date Has A Kid

Maybe I should be over this by age 35, when the vast majority of my peers are on the procreation train and it's just something I should be expecting, but I still feel a twinge of, I don't even know what…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 21, 2014

Dater X: Compatibility Is All In The Details

I’m happy to report that things are, for the first time in a long time, going well in my love life. In fact, they’re really great. Over the last month and a half, Officer Handsoming and I have hit upon pretty much every “getting…
By: Dater X / January 15, 2014

Dating Don’ts: Why Dating Younger Is Not For Me

I am the oldest of four girls, a pack of sisters who descend in age like uneven stair steps, from 31 to 29 to 26 to 23. As the eldest of this pack, I am a consummate older sister — bossy, with a tendency towards lecturing, and…
By: Megan Reynolds / January 14, 2014

Dater X: My Cheating Ex-Boyfriend Got Married

"Any Patrick Bateman news?" I jokingly asked my friends Rick and Beth. "Last time I heard anything about Patrick Bateman was right before his wedding," said Rick. I nearly choked on my water.  “HE’S MARRIED?! TO WHO?” He and Beth exchanged an “oh shit, we thought she knew" look. “That girl. The other one he…
By: Dater X / January 8, 2014

Dater X: The Ghosts Of Exes Past

Everything went swimmingly on date number two with Officer Handsoming. In fact, it was perfect. Much to my delight, he did not morph into a stage-five clinger, ask my breast size or give me any indication that we will ever end up on a…
By: Dater X / December 18, 2013

Life After Dating: What Don’t You Understand About We’re Not Getting Married?

So you've finally found The One (or at least The One For The Foreseeable Future) and you've committed to a serious relationship. Now what? In our new weekly column, Life After Dating, women discuss the unique joys and challenges of coupledom. On our fifth date, eating tacos and drinking margaritas, my boyfriend Tom and I…
By: Diana Hughes / December 16, 2013

Dater X: Sunny With A Chance Of Second Date Disasters

Despite various warnings never to go out for sushi on a first date, when Officer Handsoming suggested it, knowing it’s one of my favorites (another tidbit he picked up from actually reading my OKCupid profile), I accepted. Possible fish breath and all. He got to…
By: Dater X / December 11, 2013

One Woman Documents What It’s Really Like To Be 35 And Single

When Argentinian filmmaker Paula Schargodsky found herself 35, single and accidentally having slept through her last uncoupled friend's wedding, she knew there was something "she didn't want to face." As the only single one left in her circle, she decided to make a documentary film about the "questions [she was struggling] to…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 10, 2013

Dater X: What You See Is What You Get

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that I HAVE A DATE THIS WEEKEND. I was so busy complaining about being stuck in the single slog, that I failed to mention I’ve been casually chatting with a nice gentleman on OKCupid. I try not to…
By: Dater X / December 4, 2013

Divorced Woman Charts The Pain Of A Breakup … Literally

Everyone has their own special way of trying to cope with a breakup. It's a long, fruitless process of trying to find some way, any way to break the pain into manageable bites until it's small enough to swallow. And naturally, each individual's method i…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 3, 2013
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