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“Picking Up” Isn’t What It Used To Be

Mommy Dating

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My daughter and I are hanging out at Starbucks. She happily sucks on a rice cake as I sip a latte. Every few minutes, the cafe door opens, and I look up. I’m not waiting for my husband or a friend. I’m trying to pick up. It’s a woman I’m after, preferably one with a baby roughly my daughter’s age.



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SG Buckley

Writer, editor, parent. Former staffer at Quartz, WSJ and Inc. magazine.