Your friends love you. If you’re late to dinner, no big deal. They know your foibles. You misplace
emails. Your front seat is a jumble of water bottles and Goodwill bags. You text on the fly and don’t proof before sending. No one cares. They understand you. This dating thing is a little different. There’s little understanding and very little forgiving going on. Writing a ...Read More
Check out his phone-savvy before the first meet. A phone conversation with a man you’re thinking of meeting can be reassuring. Or it can be the bleeping warning that a face-to-face would be so much less entertaining than staying home watching a Friends rerun.
With or without the monkey.
Read the stories of guys without a clue. All are true. Names have been changed.
The guy was past intense. Ten seconds into our very first phone conversation, he asked why my marriage broke up. I couldn’t hang up fast enough but had to stay on a few more minutes making nice ...Read More
Yup, we were meeting for a glass of wine and he called that afternoon. He thought coffee was a better idea. “I’m just not into the bar scene,” he said. Since when is meeting over a glass of wine the bar scene? I ...Read More
John is a musician and a salesman. Except he hasn’t worked in over a year. He’s looking. Meanwhile he’s supporting himself with band gigs, playing guitar. “I’m holding it together, play most Fridays and Saturdays. I hope you’ll come out and see me. Got ...Read More
“Well, would you like to meet?” he asked after about twenty minutes on the phone. I told him sure. “Good," he said. "But let’s do a drive-by.” “What’s that?” I asked, dreading the answer. “Oh, a quickie meet. Ten minutes. Twenty tops. That way ...Read More
He made a joke on the phone. I didn’t laugh. ”Oh, you didn’t think that was funny,” he said. ”I’m laughing on the inside,” I said. The conversation pretty much died after that ...Read More
An hour we talked. Hit it off. Told me about his business, his kids, his exercise routine and asked me questions about myself, so it wasn’t one-sided. Just when I figured he’d ask about meeting, he told me he didn’t ...Read More
Watch for the follow up, Phone 100, about women who don’t have a phone clue.