Category Archives for 50 First Dates

50 First Dates—First Date #11 & #12: Online Dating in Calgary

Dating in Calgary — Looks vs. Charisma: Who Wins? The first afternoon I move into my new pad in sunny Calgary, Alberta, I go on a date because online dating in Calgary is fun, right? Riiight?  (By the way, there’s a coupon code somewhere in this long, but informative, post!) Let’s backtrack just a smidge … […]

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50 First Dates—First (Faux) Date #10: The Chatterbox

How to Approach a Girl on the Street Meeting Place: On the street Stats: Mid 40s, no kids Work: Performing Arts I was on my way to the grocery store. He walked by me going the opposite direction. I noticed him because he looks a lot like a fairly well-known actor, Michael Fassbender. He might […]

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50 First Dates—First (Not) Date #9: Why Do I Keep Picking Jerks?

“Nice” Guys Finish Last? Hurt People Hurt People? When people suffer within, they share their pain with “out.” (They take it out on the world.) Dating Site: Plenty of Fish Stats: Early 40s, no kids Work: [Leaving private for his sake] I debated whether or not to post this, wondering, “Is it my ego that needs […]

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50 First Dates—First Date #9 Almost: How To Break Up With Someone You Just Started Dating

How to Break Up with Someone Dating Site: n/a; met in “the real world” Stats: Never married, no kids, one dog Career: Entrepreneur, medical field I met Red—a fellow fire-top—at a social event I attended with friends. He was sitting at a table next to us with a bunch of his friends. I noticed he […]

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50 First Dates―First Date #8: Ginger and The Professor, Too.


If you get the title of this blog, you’re as old as I am. If not, here’s the jingle. Dating site: Plenty of Fish Stats: Never married; no kids; no pets Work: Higher Education The Prof has a master’s degree loosely related to relationships. I have a diploma for a 6-month correspondence course for real […]

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