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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