December 10, 2012

Married how many times??

The conversation flows, the mutual interests are established, the overlaps are incredible. Is there nothing we don't share, you wonder? Multiple "I do's" might be one. Unless this particular person is a practicing polygamist, I've never quite understood the concept...

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December 03, 2012

Are You "Still The One?"

Had Shania been singing "Happy Trails To You" this image might have worked for me. Apparently, according to the NY Times, she was warbling "You're Still The One." Maybe she's onto something. That is, if she and Trigger have been...

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November 05, 2012

Predictable or Unpredictable??

He said he'd call, he called. He said he'd pick you up at 7, promptly at 7 the doorbell rang. He said you didn't look fat in those jeans. You believed him. That one doesn't count, gullible and predictable are...

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October 15, 2012

Good news for chubettes?

Is there a correlation to your BMI (for those who skipped that chapter, it's your body mass index) and your dating life? Frankly, I think that any sentence with the word 'mass' in it, except for religious purposes, is probably...

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April 14, 2012


A misspelling of the abbreviation for a Latvian? That incredibly humongous muscle located somewhere in your back? Lumberman's Association of Texas? Give up? It's the acronym Living Apart Together. Apparently, it describes how two people can be committed to one...

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November 11, 2011

Multiple Choices

"So," he wrote to her in his first 'on line find your soulmate forever and ever' correspondence, "you stated you like to travel. What's been your favorite place, thus far"? "Oh, that's easy," she responded, "without a doubt, following the...

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June 20, 2011

"Hi, so nice to meet you...."

The introduction is made. The pleasantries are exchanged. Questions are asked. "You're well?" "Your kids are good?" "Work satisfying?" "And now, bear with me, just a few itty bitty questions to find out if you might be a psychopath." Really....

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May 12, 2010

Had they only known...

Are you wondering who..?? Why all the wronged women. That's who. Erin, Elizabeth, Silda, Sandra, to name a few. But there is an antidote to avoid being a member of that less than illustrious list. Here's the plan if you...

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May 07, 2010

Camilla, Carole, Rielle, Jennifer, Anne

Know who they are? Sure you do. The other woman. The "I will write a book, tell all, capitalize on my relationship with (Charles, Norman, John, Bill, and Henry. Like in the 8th, that Henry) which I throughly enjoyed while...

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May 05, 2010

Peek a Boo

Don't you delight in the smiles and giggles evoked from a simple game of peek a boo? For those of you in the bah humbug crowd, don't cavort with anyone under two feet, or come from the seen but not...

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April 28, 2010

Golden Girls Gone Bad

Do you think advertising dollars might drive TV programming? Right you are. Boomers (76 million of 'em) have been a relatively underserved segment in TV land. Until now. With abject horror, I read that the reality show world has extended...

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April 15, 2010

Lizzie through the looking glass

The Mad Hatter, The Cheshire Cat, absolutely TweedleDee and Dum, I've dated them all. And, like Alice, haven't a clue what any of those guys might have been talking about at any given time, either. Take for instance, the latest...

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April 02, 2010

Odd couples

Oh so very sad. Dame Edna and Michael Feinstein couldn't pull it off. Can you imagine? Oh my, the uncoupling of an unlikely couple. So, I ask you. Who came up with that idea to begin with? My quick guess...

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March 31, 2010

How environmentally friendly are you

in the bedroom? Right. In bed. Eco friendly sex. Who knew? Reduce the carbon footprint. Save the planet one orgasm at a time. Every imaginable device, eco date idea, recipes that work as an aphrodisiac, to name but a few,...

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March 16, 2010


"And what did he say to that?" I asked, knowing this was my first mistake. "It wasn't what he said, it was what he didn't say," she lamented. I'll bite, I think. "Okay, what was it that you would have...

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March 15, 2010

About average is ok, too.

"Since I was a kid, I've always had a thing for really slender women" he stated. "But", he added as an addendum "about average is okay, too." And therein is the rub. What, exactly, in this instance, did he mean...

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March 09, 2010

Peripheral Vision

I am a master at this. When talking to people I give my undivided attention. I stare intently and deeply into their eyes. Only I know that I am taking in the surrounding area to see what else is going...

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February 24, 2010


I'm now thinking of taking lassoing lessons. Really. Here's why. I've decided that since I've undoubtedly exhausted perusing and pursuing the East Coast's middle aged male population I might as well move points West. Other than Yosemite Sam I can't...

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February 17, 2010

The List

The title of the latest make you feel better about how you have screwed up your potential mating selection/mate choices, is called "Marry Him The Case For Mr. Good Enough. Darkly comedic is how the author, Lori Gottlieb, is described....

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February 16, 2010


Somewhere I read, can't remember where, this little ditty about dating. "When in your 20's you come into a relationship with a thimbleful of experiences. True. Approaching a relationship when middle aged you are schlepping a steamer trunk behind you."...

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February 12, 2010

Heart Health

The anxiety provoking, "what are you doing New Year's Eve" question is right up there, for some, with "got a Valentine's Day plan?" No need to expound on the reasons, if you are nodding in agreement you know why. And,...

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February 08, 2010

Crayola Love

An 'on line find your honey baby sweetie' Color Code Test? A fifteen minute test that will give me a life-changing personal insight? Determine that I am a yellow, white, blue or red and then I will have real insights...

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February 03, 2010

Rules of Engagement

New to the 'honey baby sweetie' on line dating world? It shows. But you'll learn, if the adage of old dogs new tricks is true. In the meantime, here are a few things that you might want to internalize before...

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February 01, 2010


Cute, isn't she? Makes you smile. At least it made me smile, when a friend sent it to me. I don't imagine, however, that it elicited quite the same response from the "meet your on line hopeful honey baby sweetie...

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January 28, 2010

Wanna' make a Plan?

Larry David, of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Seinfeld fame (in case you have been in a cave for the last decade) has a philosophy about this 'let's make a plan' that most of us, I believe, would adopt if we...

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January 26, 2010

For richer for poorer?

I love these studies. Really I do. It appears, according to the Pew Research Center, based on Census Data, "men are increasingly likely to marry women with more education and income than they have." That is, for the 30 to...

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January 22, 2010

Literary Profiles

Alrighty then...ready for a quiz? Can you quote a Confucian analect? Who or what might Occam refer to? Which author wrote ..." but in contentment I still feel the need for some imperishable bliss"? Stumped? Googled for clues? Swore you'd...

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January 14, 2010

Love you, love you

A British humorist, Howard Jacobson, is my new favorite pundit. Wickedly irreverant and funny. My two favorite flavors. It is his contention that "Love You, Love You" should be said only "in the arms of the person you love romantically,...

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January 13, 2010

In praise of older women

At least that seems to be Nancy Meyer's intention in most of her more recent films. Something's Gotta Give, Baby Boom, The remake of Father of The Bride, It's Complicated, all have the requisite successful female, love on the loose,...

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January 11, 2010

Matching Up

It seems to me the requirements of perfection in the dating world expand far beyond one's physical attributes, and encompass sharing the exact same tastes in books, movies, theater and recreation. A recipe for imperfection. Unless, of course, you are...

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January 07, 2010


I have come to the conclusion that out there, somewhere, it must, has to, absolutely exists. After all when I see my old friends on line, year after year after year, I can only surmise that they are there on...

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December 29, 2009

Not for the faint of heart

Tell a prospective date that you want to skype. "You want to what?" they ask, incredulously. This is the latest act, in the pre screening for the possible, potential, could happen, we might just have a first date, in the...

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December 24, 2009

So, were you naughty or nice?


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December 22, 2009


And so, Tommy, in the rock opera of the same name, written by The Who, sang to us "See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me. Heal Me." I have recently learned that The Who were on to something infinitely more significant...

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December 21, 2009

Are you an Olympian?

A triathlete? A decathlete? Is decathlete a word? Sounds good. Me neither. But you knew that. So what gives with the question? I've been asked by a few friends to help them write an online dating profile. Why me is...

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December 18, 2009

30 something plus 20

The reviews are in for Men of A Certain Age, and they appear to be positive. If you haven't seen the three thousand, four hundred and sixty two commercials heralding it's arrival I'll give you the download. Three "men of...

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December 15, 2009

Admitting to flaws

Out loud, to another person. Have you? Would you? Could you? Do you appreciate that uneven toes does not count as a flaw? I, like a myriad of others, delighted in Elizabeth Gilberts, "Eat, Love, Pray" the story of her...

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December 08, 2009

Dinner for 300

I love it when friends shares their dating escapades with me. I listen raptly and attentively. What they wore, what they did, how they felt afterward. How they feel going forward. What he said, what she said. What the waiter...

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November 16, 2009

Been Disappointed?

We've all been there. The job interview, opening up your latest investment statement, stepping on the scale, receiving a gift, going on a date. You think one thing is going to happen and, uh oh, not what you expected. Expectations...

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November 04, 2009

Working it out

Relationships are hard. Whether it is married folk, parent and child, business associates, singles,all are having to figure out what they need to do to find, keep or negotiate in order to achieve a successful relationship. The amount of articles...

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November 02, 2009

Mensa for love?

I imagine most of us have, at one time or another, met someone who boasted a membership in Mensa. A quick overview is that it is for those who are deemed genuises. And can prove it. And, for those of...

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October 22, 2009

Fairy Tales

Slain any dragons lately? Leap a moat in a single bound? Out jested the court jester? Me neither. Yet, friends tell me that their experiences in the on line- find your soulmate, honey, baby, sweetie, space- require some Herculean tasks...

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October 15, 2009

Pick 5

I've never been much of a gambler. It's hard to be a card shark when you can't remember what has been picked up, thrown or discarded. The card game 21 poses a slight challenge when trying to quickly add numbers...

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September 29, 2009

Dog years

I am absolutely, positively, definitively certain, that when people post their ages on these on-line sites they are calculating in dog years. It is baffling to me to think that any participants in this activity sincerely think that you won't...

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September 21, 2009

"I love you" kinda sorta

So, did you call and lambaste your parents, immediately after reading the Times article when a parent's ' I love you' Means 'Do as I Say' or skip that step and just call your therapist? What a conundrum. Was I...

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September 18, 2009

A new on-line dating service?

Driving through Connecticut recently, on my way to Rhode Island, scanning through radio channels, I caught the tail end of a commercial asking "are you a senior, or know a senior, looking for companionship?" Would you like someone to spend...

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September 16, 2009

Body Works

"They laid there like a dead person." Hmmm, pretty awful summation of a nights frolicking, don't you think? Well, I have a story that takes that comment to new heights. For you see the frolickers in this case are, actually,...

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September 14, 2009

Terms of Endearment?

I've often wondered about our use of pet names. I'm not talking about the honey, sweetie, baby variety. It's the the animal kingdom names that I find particularly fascinating. I get it, that's why they are called pet names. "He's...

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September 09, 2009

What you can do in 3 minutes?

I've heard of some pretty scary things out there, but for the moment, this clearly tops the list. Speed Shrinking is not the latest diet fad. It is actually, according to a New York Times article, an emceed, 3 minute...

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September 02, 2009

What does Picaresque mean?

I recently, in a moment of reckless abandon, and clearly with way too much time on my hands, went through the old emails I had received, or had sent, from one of many other times I was participating in the...

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