Browsing All posts tagged under »Texting«


April 22, 2013


This story is from Christina, a 26-year-old dance teacher in Boston, as told to Raz: Back in August, I decided to kickstart my dating life again by pretty much accepting every date I got offered online. That was a bad decision. I agreed to a date with 46-year-old Mike. While I do tend to like […]

Law and Disorder

October 24, 2012


One Saturday night, my friend Fiona invited me to a party hosted by her friend Sara. Though I didn’t know anyone there, and had only met Sara a couple times, I assumed there would be plenty of eligible bachelors. (Sara had recently started law school. Cha ching!) Fiona and I showed up to the bar […]


August 27, 2012


There are some relationships that are just fated to happen. And no matter how many times you miss the signs, the universe will put you together again. That’s what I thought was happening with Dylan. We met for the first time on JDate, chatted for a while, and things were going well. He wasn’t really […]

The Way U Text Me

August 8, 2012


This story is from Christina, a 25-year-old dance teacher in Boston, as told to Raz: I met Dave at Border Cafe. We hit it off, and I gave him my number. He asked me out shortly after to meet up for drinks at Cambridge Common. He seemed cute, and I’m up for anything, so I […]

Not Your Average Joe

June 13, 2012


The subject of my next story is super famous, so in the interest of protecting his identity, we’ll just call him Joe Shmo. I met Joe online, and, though he wasn’t my type physically (he was a little chubby and goofy looking), his emails were sweet and funny and seemingly sincere. After a few messages […]

Nicks at Night

June 1, 2012


This story is from Rebecca, a 25-year-old journalist in NYC, as told to Raz: After my last breakup, I went through kind of a strange phase. Basically, I became something of a make out whore. I wasn’t emotionally ready to go on real dates, have sex or form any remotely substantial relationship with someone new, […]

Have We Met?

February 9, 2012


Tom and I met at Libation, a bar on the lower east side. It was 3am. It was dark. I was drunk. The next day he texted me asking how the rest of my night was. We continued to have short, meaningless text conversations for weeks. Yes,  weeks… that turned into months. When I received […]