Dates From Hell

People do crazy/stupid things in pursuit of love


Love of the ‘El’

or how Chicago ruined a love affair


Lyle Parker was raised on the big bad shoulders of the city of Chicago. He was a scruffy fellow, as wiry as he…


Seduced by a Cat Lady With Monty Python Sketches


Years ago I worked with a cat lady. A peculiar sort of people are the cat ladies of this world, especially when separated from their pet…


The date itself was lovely…


I picked her up in a car very much like this one. I’d driven it across country and our date was one of my first in San Francisco. We drove to Bugaloos on Valencia…


Vegetables for Sugar Snacks


First dates leave infinite room for surprise. Sometimes they’re good, sometimes they’re bad, and other times it’s just a lesson learned. Unfortunately, I do not…


“… But I Modified It.”


This is an okcupid dating story, as so many dating stories are for all of us in recent years. I’m generally wary of the place, especially because I’m a queer woman, and…


You Always Do This?


During the three month span that I used okcupid (destined to fail, due to being not-so-secretly smitten with a friend of mine), I tried to screen out the terribly bizarre…


A calling card with baggage


A few years ago, not only did I go on one of the worst dates of my life — I have a memento that will ensure that I never forget it.

Dates From Hell
Dates From Hell

People do crazy/stupid things in pursuit of love

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