On a snowy night in December, Kimberly Moore logged onto Craigslist's personal ads. She wasn't looking for a date, just a laugh. Cheap entertainment, she admits. There was the guy with the "kickass dog"; the guy who, if you moved in with him, gave you your own bathroom and "sex could wait until the second date."
She was about ready to call it a night when she read the next one. "It was different," says Moore. "The guy was hard working and had two jobs, just like me. He enjoyed bowling and watching movies, both things I like." He lived in her town, Asheville, North Carolina. "And he was only looking for a friend."
Moore had just ended another bad relationship and wasn't in the mood to start anything new. But this, this she could do. Todd Webb had brown shoulder-length hair, which she didn't like, but what did it matter? She didn't want to date him.
After an e-mail exchange, they decided to go bowling at Sky Lanes. Just hang out. After her twelve-hour shift at Mission Hospital as a nursing assistant, she went home, showered, then drove to the bowling alley.
There he was -- but he'd cut his hair short. She quickly discovered he had her sense of humor. She said she wasn't likely to win, but then proceeded to win the first two games. "You just wanted me to put my guard down," he said, smiling. "I said I was a Tar Heels basketball fan," says Kimberly. He gave her a long look before saying, "And I thought you were cool."
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By the way, Gina Misiroglu of Red Room put me in touch with the Aisledash people so I could contribute to their ongoing series of unique love stories. It's just one of the wonderful ways she is bringing traffic to Red Room and getting attention for Red Room's authors.
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