Category Archives for 50 First Dates

Project 50 First Dates—First Date #5: Smoke Signals

Is Smoking a Dealbreaker? Dating site: match.com Age: 50s Kids: don’t think so. Work: management In all fairness, it was my fault. I didn’t read his profile. Or maybe I did, and I can’t remember because they―dating site profiles―start blurring together after a while. Hey, don’t judge―this is honesty. Anyone on a dating site long […]

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Project: 50 First Dates―Date #4: Women’s Safety

For Women’s Safety I’m Posting This. Dating site: match.com Age: early 50s Kids: none Work: network management Concerned Citizen messages me on match.com to see if I’m seriously looking for a mate or selectively soliciting business. I reply back, “Both. Either.” Then offer, “You’ll get honest feedback. Might help with the next one if I’m […]

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Project 50 First Dates―First Date #3: Facetious Financier

My third official first date for social study “Project: 50 First Dates.” Dating site: match.com Stats: Mid 40s, no kids Profession: finance “Hey, did you used to be in real estate? … Never mind, I Googled you … [something about a risqué Halloween costume from a decade ago …].” I’m thinking: Oh, shit. (And) He’s hot! (And) Wait, I’m […]

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Project 50 First Dates — First Date #2: Slouchy Stargazer

My second official first date for social study “Project: 50 First Dates.” Like The G Man from First Date #1 (see blog), SS is another gentleman I’m impressed by because … he’s got the balls to go on a fake date, the openness and optimism to “see what happens” and the generosity to share and receive: […]

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How To Find The Right Guy (/Gal) On A Dating Site

How Do I Find The Right Guy Online? “What’s your selection process?” Jane asks me the other day. “[Your] journey to find the the right guy to date.” Jane is the founder and owner of Matchmaker for Hire and, obviously, a matchmaker. She tells me, “The biggest complaint in the real world of dating is […]

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