​Kartrashian Countryman:The creepy guy who couldn’t remember his apartment number that I flushed out like a sewer rat

Just like that famous-for-being-famous family, this particular foreign import came to me from the faraway land of Armenia. I met him at the rooftop bar at the Gansevoort Hotel. Yes! I thought at the time. I finally met a guy… Continue Reading

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Love and Adventure in Costa Rica

THIS STORY CONTAINS ROMANCE, ADVENTURE, HOOKERS, ANTS AND A MARRIAGE PROPOSAL. For many years, my best girl Zoe was my traveling companion of choice. There was a point when I decided to start going solo because her crazy sexual energy… Continue Reading

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I call this date Gelato:Sharing this refreshing treat is about the only sweet thing that came out of this one-date-wonder

After having narrowly escaped the giant from New Jersey I nicknamed “Anger Management“, I took a few weeks off from dating. Eventually, after receiving notifications of new emails piling up in my OkCupid inbox, I caved and decided to test… Continue Reading

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Real-life couples – and singles – get real on romance:Interviews with NYC’s, Hells Kitchen neighborhood couples (and singles) about their attitudes to romance, Valentine’s, and all that smoochy stuff.

I want to lighten up the mood this week and take a break from sharing my dating horrors. This week’s article is all about love. Why? Because it’s time for Valentine’s Day, and I made a promise to myself that… Continue Reading

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Seeing the Sites: Eharmony and the guy I call Alejandro..The compatibility meter finally got it right….at least for a few months

Maybe you’ve seen the commercials for eHarmony.com, the ones where the kindly looking old guy who invented the site pops up in the middle of happy young couples’ dates, proposals, and honeymoons. And he has a right to be proud.… Continue Reading

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His “Nickname” Is Slot Machine: Part Deux-The conclusion to last week’s story that didn’t end with me being chopped up into itty bitty pieces.

If you’re just following this story, please click here to read part one of Slot Machine before proceeding to part two; and make sure to keep your glass of wine full because the story gets better and better. I seriously… Continue Reading

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His Nickname is Slot Machine: Part One

If you thought my dog, Valentino peeing on my last date was bad, picture a young, innocent Mary, fresh out of the gate after her painful divorce from Burak (circa 2006), ready to get back in the dating ring once again.… Continue Reading

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What’s the worst date you have been on?

                      If you have ever been on an I-can’t-make-this-shit-up kind of date then I want to hear from you! What’s the most bizarre date you have been on? I’ve been… Continue Reading

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“Vanishing Acts” AKA “Ghosting”

Vanishing Acts AKA Ghosting: They’re the guys you think you’re going to have a second (or first, or third, or whatever) date with, you think you have chemistry, you think all the nice things they’re saying are true… Then they… Continue Reading

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