Posts Tagged: dating blogs

Mom Date

—Tuesday, June 26, 2012— If you’re having girl problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but a mom ain’t one. In fact, this mom was the opposite of a problem — she was my 100th date! For all the preparation I’d done throughout the year, it was actually kind of unnerving… Read more »

Kayaking Date

—Friday, June 22, 2012— Holy shit — this was my 99th date. Only one more and I would be done. As such, this date excited me more than most others. Don’t get me wrong, the project had been fun, but I was looking forward its completion. The other surefire reason to be excited about the… Read more »

Art Gallery Date

—Tuesday, June 19, 2012— It was easy for people to dismiss OHD as not being genuine, or real, for one reason or another, but really, it was all subjective. The same had been said about pieces of art, time and time again, by countless college freshmen. Not matter how you sliced it, art and dating… Read more »

Ferry Ride Date

–Sunday, June 17, 2012– Gather round, ladies and gentlemen, for the dating sensation of the summer season! In this edition of One Hundred Dates, our hero (that would be yours truly) takes to the waterways of New York City on a mission to impress a Bible Belt gal and dance to that big band jazz… Read more »

Bartender Date

—Saturday, June 16, 2012 — One myth I wasn’t able to truly able to debunk during OHD? That female bartenders were the most impossible dates to get. I found a way to make it happen, of course, but it wasn’t easy. A week before this date, I had come home after a long Friday at work and… Read more »

Beach Date

—Sunday, June 10, 2012— Beaches were laid back places, but for most of my life they made me feel relatively uptight. I didn’t like the sand, the salt water or sunburns. By 26 though, I was starting to come around to enjoy beaches and I fully understood that they were great places to visit with… Read more »

Street Food Date

—Saturday, June 9, 2012— Sometimes a great date just appears out of thin air and wants to eat greasy food with you. Pepper had sent me a message on Facebook at the very end of May, and about a week and a half later, she was driving down from Central Massachusetts to go on a… Read more »

Dance Class Date

—Tuesday, June 5, 2012— Dancing was something I really enjoyed doing, but the idea of a classroom setting tripped me up. I was nervous to go from being a decent dancer in my demographic to doing things incorrectly in a class. However, I was more nervous about my date not showing up. Admittedly, I was… Read more »

Foreigner Date

—Saturday, June 2, 2012— Foreign women — whoa baby. There were a number of female qualities that could draw me in and make me weak in the knees, but being from another country was probably A-number-1. I had been steadily reaching out to foreign women throughout the project, but none of those interactions had borne… Read more »

Co-Worker Date

—Sunday, May 27, 2012— This was a tricky one. I worked in an office with so few single women that I may have literally had two people to choose from when initially attempting this date. I had looked to our Boston headquarters for options too, but that hadn’t panned out. The project was winding down… Read more »

Married Woman Date

—Saturday, May 19, 2012— Don’t be so closed-minded — married people needed to go on dates too. We all know that in 2012 the sanctity of traditional marriage was being destroyed by liberal hippies and their gay friends, so it wasn’t all that hard to find a married woman to go out with me. But… Read more »

Performance Art Date

—Friday, May 18, 2012— As soon as we first went out, on Bowling Date, I knew that I needed to go out with Pearl again. I was upset, however, that I had let so much time pass before asking her again. In the whirlwind of my OHD year, Fall had turned to Winter and Winter… Read more »

Sister Date

—Friday, May 11, 2012— Sister Date was one date that people often had questions about. Wasn’t that incestuous? Totally gross?? Morally incomprehensible??? Well you can calm down…because I don’t even have a sister. I had to date someone else’s sister for this one. The original idea was that I had to go out with the… Read more »

Community Service Date

—Saturday, May 5, 2012— In most ways anyone could view it, this OHD project was all about me. I was the one benefitting, getting the credit, putting forth opinions and, hopefully, growing as a person. It seemed to make sense that I should at least have one date where the goal was to give back…. Read more »

Notable Individual Giving A Talk Date

—Thursday, May 3, 2012— I couldn’t believe that for a date activity as mundane as a notable individual giving a talk, I had found such a seemingly exciting woman who was willing to tag along. Unfortunately, this date didn’t go according to plan and I nearly had to call the whole thing off. Radha had… Read more »

Craigslist Date

—Thursday, April 26, 2012— Craigslist: The Wild West of internet dating. There were no real rules on Craigslist, a site where people placed ads seeking and offering any and all kinds of intimate encounters, even prostitution was offered up there. By 2012, was a taboo place to seek out a date and that was exactly why… Read more »

Breakfast Date

—Friday, April 20, 2012— Even the best laid plans could go wrong. But this plan was pretty cool. It was adventurous even, especially considering that it revolved around a meal that many people simply skipped. Isabelle had emailed me almost a month before our date, after she had stumbled upon my tumblr via her tumblr, or something… Read more »

Ice Cream Date

—Wednesday, April 18, 2012— There she was. Three rows up. Sitting alone. My date was at my improv show and I saw her take her seat just before my team went backstage to ready ourselves. As if the show itself wasn’t enough to make me nervous, I also wanted to specifically impress Kathleen. Several weeks… Read more »

Zoo Date

—Sunday, April 15, 2012 — New York City was filled with animals, but only a couple zoos. Its inhabitants routinely caged themselves in small habitats, mindlessly ate whatever the authorities told them to and sectioned themselves off in different parts of the city. They ventured out more than the mammals at the zoo, but to… Read more »

Ex-Girlfriend Date

—Friday, April 13, 2012— It had been just over nine months since Alana and I had seen each other. Nine months since I stood on her stoop, returning a book I’d borrowed. Nine months since I’d apologized over and over again for having to start this project and for having to break things off with… Read more »

Video Chat Date

—Thursday, April 12, 2012— For as long as I could romantically recall, I’d always wanted what I couldn’t have and, given that she lived all the way across the United States, Jen Friel was no exception to this rule. However, it did make her a great candidate for a video chat date. I wondered if wanting… Read more »

Tourist For A Day Date

—Saturday, April 7, 2012— A bad date was bound to happen. After 75 dates, my luck finally ran out and I went on a less than pleasant date. Unfortunately, it was a date that lasted roughly ten hours. Elaine found me on OkCupid and asked if I would like to go out with her for… Read more »

Celebrity Date

—Sunday, April 1, 2012— Finding a celebrity to date was certainly a tall order to fulfill, even with a year to do so and my amazingly good looks. Fortunately, a friend hooked me up with a celebrity date who was even better looking than me and incredibly down to earth. Crazy, I know. Then again,… Read more »

Suburbs Date

—Friday, March 30, 2012— Admittedly, this date was supposed to be with someone else. In fact, it was supposed to be spent with the only person from my high school I’d ever considered an enemy, which would have been perfect for a date in my hometown, but alas, that fell through. Maybe another time. Maybe… Read more »

Hiking Date

—Sunday, March 25, 2012— Holy God, this was the earliest date ever. My first alarm went off at 5:30 a.m. but it wasn’t until 5:47 a.m. that I was finally “awake”. I dragged myself out of bed and into the shower to get ready for a splendid day of hiking with Bobbie, who I knew… Read more »

Midwestern Date

—Tuesday, March 20, 2012— I didn’t have a specific plan for how this date would go, as it merely required the presence of someone from the Midwest, and fortunately, I wasn’t given too much of a chance to over-think it. This date started off as a different date and while I had made plenty of adjustments… Read more »

Scavenger Hunt Date

—Sunday, March 18, 2012— I love a good scavenger hunt. They’re filled with surprises, you have to piece together clues and at the end of it, you usually hope to win a prize. I love the competitive aspect of it too. This scavenger hunt was unlike any I had ever been on because the prize… Read more »

Club Date

—Friday, March 16, 2012— You know what I always say: Don’t be a schlub in the club. This date was definitely the one time I had to worry about that the most, since I’d actually be in a club for once. Hopefully, I wouldn’t be a schlub. This date all began on OkCupid with some… Read more »

Drive-in Movie Theater Date

—Saturday, March 10, 2012— I had been in Los Angeles less than 24 hours, I’d already been on one date and I was gearing up to go on my second. Though my first date had been with a college friend of many years, this second one was with a total stranger. It may also be… Read more »

College Friend Date

—Friday, March 9, 2012— I hadn’t seen Billie since the winter of 2007 and I missed her more than I probably realized, burning through my days in NYC while she went about her own life in sunny LA. All it took to close that nearly 3,000 mile gap was several hundred dollars, a vacation day… Read more »

Double Date

—Tuesday, March 6, 2012— Double your pleasure, double your fun, right? The logic seemed sound enough. When Morgan and I had gone first gone out, back in October of 2011, we talked about our friends Bradley and Georgia. They seemed like they might be a decent fit for each other, but it took me forever… Read more »

Unplanned Date

—Saturday, March 3, 2012— It was about 10:20 p.m. on a Saturday night and I was sitting in my apartment, taking notes that afternoon’s Lunch Date, and I had just watched a two hour episode of Downton Abbey. It was only then that I saw that I had a message in my OkCupid from a woman… Read more »

Lunch Date

—Saturday, March 3, 2012— For one reason or another, lunch dates seemed to be relegated to the province of weekday office breaks and spur of the moment decisions to eat together. On the weekends, brunch reigned supreme and lunch seemed to take a couple days off. When I asked Sandra to lunch, for our second… Read more »

Gay Date

—Wednesday, February 29, 2012— Throughout the first seven months of One Hundred Dates, I had spoken to various friends and random gay men about how I should go about getting this date. People had various opinions and gave sometimes contradicting advice, but luckily for me, my Gay Date fell right into my lap. One of… Read more »

Snow Fun Date

—Sunday, February 26, 2012— It was around 8:45 a.m. on a Sunday and I had woken up a later than I had hoped. My date, Sonia, was picking me up at “9-ish,” so that we could spend the day snowboarding, and I was supposed to have breakfast ready for our road trip. The late wake… Read more »

Laundry Date

—Tuesday, February 21, 2012— By nature, I was a procrastinator, and while laundry was something that I definitely tended to put off, eight months was a really long time. To be fair, I had “done laundry” in the previous eight months. However, this was the first time I’d actually washed my own clothes since moving… Read more »

Older Woman Date

—Tuesday, February 14, 2012— I had long wondered how Valentine’s Day would play out during OHD, and while I hadn’t expected to be going out with someone 19 years my senior, it also didn’t seem like the craziest idea in the world, given what my world had become. Lois was ahead of me getting to… Read more »

Create A Podcast Date

—Sunday, February 12, 2012— Through parts of this day would come to exist on the internet, in audio form, it was actually one of the few dates that began in my home neighborhood of Astoria, Queens. Maybe it wasn’t actually so few, but it felt that way for whatever reason. One cool thing about my… Read more »

Dim Sum Date

—Saturday, February 11, 2012— Good advice for just about any first date? Try something new. Or at the very least, give your date something new to try. Such was the case when Paige and I traveled out to Flushing, Queens for dim sum. Paige and I met up at noon on the top level Queensboro… Read more »

Shopping Date

—Sunday, February 5, 2012— It was Super Bowl Sunday and the New England Patriots, my hometown football team, were playing against the much hated New York Giants. Rather than watch the game, I was going out shopping, because One Hundred Dates had a wonderful way of ruining my life. My date for the day was… Read more »

Spend No Money Date

—Sunday, January 29, 2012— While riding the 2 train into Brooklyn, I watched two teens debate how to properly ask someone on a date. One young woman was adamantly telling a young man not to ask, “Want to hang out?” She told him he had to ask a woman on a real date. It had… Read more »

Nothing But Shots Date

—Friday, January 27, 2012— Valerie was supposed to go out with me months before this date and by that I mean, I was supposed to ask her out months earlier but I never did. I was also supposed to ask her on this date because she worked for a vodka company, so it seemed like… Read more »

Off-Broadway Date

—Saturday, January 21, 2012— It had been a long week and I needed a pick me up in more ways than one. Originally, I was supposed to take someone else on this date, but when that fell through, Dora got the call. I was three weeks into the second half of the project and it… Read more »

Movie At Home Date

—Sunday, November 27th, 2011— A second date with a fellow dating blogger sounded like fun and a movie at home on a late November Sunday felt like the perfect choice.   As with the first time Ally and I went out, I arrived at the her subway stop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn early. This time I… Read more »