Posts Tagged: fairfield university

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Afternoon Tea Date

—Monday, January 16, 2012— I always appreciated a long weekend, and throughout One Hundred Dates, having a Monday off from work was even better than usual. It meant I could get some sleep, catch up on writing or go on a date. I did all three of those things on Martin Luther King Jr Day… Read more »

Brewery / Beer Tasting Date

—Sunday, January 8, 2012— It was my brother’s birthday, but I wasn’t home in Massachusetts for it. Rather, I was embarking upon my first date of 2012, heading to Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg with a woman from the internet. She found me on OkCupid, was enthused about the project, and suggested the brewery since it… Read more »

High School Friend Date

—Saturday, December 31, 2011— Wow. I am still somewhat surprised. My 50th date of the project hit at exactly the six month mark. I was incredibly relieved that all the hustle I’d put in had gotten me right where I needed to be. Sure, I may have only been half-way there, but it encouraging to… Read more »

Acupuncture Date

—Saturday, December 3, 2011— First dates put many people a little on edge. Most aren’t sure how to act, don’t know what is appropriate, and yet they want everything to go perfectly. Whether it’s nerves or excitement, most of us are waiting on pins and needles each time we set up a date. It was… Read more »

Work Function Date

—Saturday, November 19, 2011— I was in Boston this weekend for my company’s holiday party, and on Friday night, I had gone out with Julie. It was the second time I’d seen her since she’d been my date to Comic Con a month earlier. Both such occurrences had been “off the books”. This would have… Read more »

Board Game Date

—Monday, November 14, 2011— Aside from man himself, there is perhaps no game more dangerous than the dating game. It eats some of us alive, spits us out and carries on to the next unsuspecting victim. I don’t like to think of it as a game, but there’s no denying that even the language of… Read more »

Travel Date

—Friday, November 11, 2011— Walking to Penn Station, I stopped to get some snacks for the train ride. I felt somewhat unprepared for travel without snacks — they were essential to passing time. Plus, I couldn’t forget to bring some water — the lifeblood of a good date. The air was a bit cold in… Read more »

Cocktail Date

—Friday, October 21, 2011— It had been almost eight months since I’d been in Boston, since I’d been back in my home city, and it had been even longer since I’d been in love. Sometimes you just know when you’ve been away too long. I was two beers deep and feeling sleep deprived after taking… Read more »

Dive Bar Date

—Saturday, October 1, 2011— It was about a quarter past ten at night and I am certain it was the latest I’d started a date so far. I had left my friends at a bar in Chelsea and headed down to the West Village. It only took me a few minutes to get my bearings… Read more »

Tattoo Date

–Saturday, September 24, 2011– Why was I waking up at 7 a.m.? I was way too tired to be up so early. After a week of jet lag following a trip back from Hong Kong and having to pull an all nighter for work that Tuesday, I was absolutely exhausted. I didn’t need to be… Read more »

Stargazing Date

—Tuesday, August 30, 2011— This is a tale of enemies turned lovers. I texted Madelyn to tell her I was running a few minutes late and she replied that she was sitting at a yellow table under a sculpture of a cartoon mouse. As I approached The Standard Hotel, I saw what she was talking… Read more »

College Girl Date

—Tuesday, August 16, 2011— The day in question was my first vacation day of 2011 and I took it in the name of One Hundred Dates. It felt fantastic to sleep in a little, run a couple errands, get some work done and then finally head out to start my day. Having plenty of time… Read more »