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arlene-goldbard's picture
Jun.29.2011
I have taken a poll of my friends, and the results are in: no one who actually knows me finds me intimidating. In fact, it seems I have a reputation for putting people at ease in conversation. I felt the need to conduct this research this because I have been getting some strange results in online...
tasha-cunningham's picture
Jun.02.2011
The dating game is tough. It isn't easy trying to find the man of your dreams and you'll probably have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince. But what if you think you've already found him? Is he really as great as he appears to be? Is he as honest and hardworking as he says he is? Or...
shaun-d-landry's picture
May.31.2011
Elmhurst, Il "I told all of my friends before the date, I just had to tell her" said Kevin Christopher 39 of Elmhurst during the Dave and Buster's blind date from a popular online dating website. "I know a lot of black women, and worked with them too. I love Black Comedy Clubs! I...
angela-schuster's picture
Mar.07.2011
This past weekend, the kids were going to muck some horse stalls for a friend. I was chosen to be the designated driver, as I often am.   This adventure didn't sound appealing to me at all. It meant sorting thru some crap and moving it from one area to another. Sometimes the crap got...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Feb.06.2011
"Surveys show that in the online dating world, women are afraid of meeting a serial killer. Men are afraid of meeting someone fat." That's a quote from When Strangers Click: Five Stories from The Internet, a new non-fiction film premiering on HBO on Valentine's Day. Despite the gender-...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jan.14.2011
In winter darkness, can you close your eyes and remember the taste of a ripe apricot? Can you recall the bittersweet green scent left on your hand as you harvest a tomato an instant before the bursting-point? I've reached the six-month point in my online dating experience, and it feels like a small...
bonnie-fabian's picture
Dec.30.2010
I have been dating online for the past 6 months.  What have I learned?  People look so much better in picture then in person especially when the picture is ten years old.   Age is a number - made up to target younger women.  When income states 'tell you later," it means there is none. The more...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Nov.28.2010
How much does the past constrain the future? To what degree are we bound by the chain of causality? In many forms—inherited guilt, pathways of desire, the freeedom of art—the past week has brought these questions to my attention. The more I ponder them, the more I am convinced that the answer...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Sep.29.2010
This is my second dispatch from the brave new world of online dating, just over a month after I posted the first one. This essay comes with a premium, like the toy in a box of Cracker Jack: a pocket guide to constructive curiosity, a skill that will improve any man's chances of dating success. Read...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Aug.23.2010
It's been well over a month since I was persuaded to try online dating. All in all, it's been much more fun and interesting than I anticipated when I announced my intention to try it. Returning to dating after many years, I am compelled to state the obvious: things have changed. Those changes...