Posts Tagged: travel

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

West Coast Date

—Tuesday, December 27, 2011— “I wish they all could be California girls.” — Words of wisdom from David Lee Roth Christmas had come and gone over the previous weekend and I had shuffled down from the Napa Valley back to San Francisco. It had been a great trip thus far — went on a wondering… 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 »

Walking Date

—Sunday, November 6, 2011— Every so often, I would receive an email from an unknown woman, asking me to go on a date. In fact, by early November, I had already been on five dates with women who had unexpectedly emailed me. The difference with Ally was that even after reading through her first email… Read more »

A Broad Abroad Date

—Monday, September 12, 2011— I had studied abroad before. I had even studied broads before. But never had I ever studied broads abroad and my 2011 trip to Tokyo, Japan was a one week crash course. I’d spent the better part of ten days observing the women of Japan and looking for some way to… Read more »