Posted by Ashley N Day

Costa Rica: An Adventurer

Costa Rica: An Adventurer

One of my best friends set me up with Costa Rica last summer. I needed a week’s vacation after a long promotion at work and she thought we’d hit it off in that much time. After working over timing and stressing out, you’d think I’d want to relax, but I’m always on the go and … Continue reading

Paris: Big Man on Campus

Paris: Big Man on Campus

Paris was that guy I’d heard all about and was pretty much over his reputation. I mean I wanted to meet him and see if all the hype was worth it, but I was confident he was overrated. I’d dated plenty of European guys and was sick of girls swooning over this particular one. He … Continue reading

Florence: The Rebound

Florence: The Rebound

In college, my parents strongly encouraged me to spend my second summer giving long distance dating a second chance. My high school sweetheart and I had ended our long-term relationship and they were pushing their friend Italy’s son, Florence, on me. This was a complete stranger, but they adored him after meeting once, and my … Continue reading

New York City: The Fighter

New York City: The Fighter

Manhattan and I had only met twice before I was ready to get serious, I just had no idea how stubbornly the city would fight commitment. I admit I didn’t know him well before taking the leap, but I knew on paper we were perfect for each other. I wanted to pursue journalism and he … Continue reading

Seattle: Mr. Misleading

Seattle: Mr. Misleading

I knew my first date with Seattle was coming up, but had barely prepared—I didn’t look him up online, but had asked around. I would be meeting the Emerald City through work, but a few of my friends knew him personally and swore he was a great guy: outdoorsy, good-looking and well-rounded. Still seeing New … Continue reading