A Great Personality

When George was twenty-three his boss set him up on a blind date with a woman who was a good customer for their auto parts business. George had been talking with her on the phone for over a year. The boss thought he should meet her in person. “Dinner’s on the company,” George’s boss said.… Continue reading A Great Personality

A Great Personality

When George was twenty-three his boss set him up on a blind date with a woman who was a good customer for their auto parts business. George had been talking with her on the phone for over a year. The boss thought he should meet her in person. “Dinner’s on the company,” George’s boss said.… Continue reading A Great Personality

Why So Many Worst Firsts

In scrounging around for a first-worst-date story this week (after all, I’ve already done my own dates from Ames, Omaha, and Walnut Creek – how many first-worsts can one person have?), I discovered something. I hate some of my friends, the ones who’ve never had a bad date, ever. First there is Jim whom I… Continue reading Why So Many Worst Firsts

Prom Be Gone

It was supposed to be junior prom at Stoughton High, but it got cancelled (thirteen years before the movie Footloose). Pat wasn’t going steady with anyone, so she wasn’t too upset. At the last minute the school arranged a dance in the high school gym, but with no decorations, no court (no prom queen), and… Continue reading Prom Be Gone

Designer Dogs, 200th Post

As I watch the end of the Oscars with a little dog cozied up in the chair with me and my sister asking when she can go to bed, I think back on the man I met the other night, the one who wants to get a Doodle Dane, a cross breed between a Great… Continue reading Designer Dogs, 200th Post

Tails, You Lose, Heads, I Win

He was working in Pittsburg, auditing Gulf Oil for Price Waterhouse. One of his married buddies approached the crowd at the water cooler and asked his buddy, John, if he wanted a blind date with his wife’s friend from dental school. “Wait,” Arthur said. “You already have a girlfriend, John! How about me? Why can’t… Continue reading Tails, You Lose, Heads, I Win

Computer Dating, 60’s Style

The idea for computer dating has been around as long as computers for personal use. Carolyn should know! In 1965 (yes in the Dark Ages) she had her first and last computer match! In those days one filled out a computer punch card, the data was computed, and the results took a day or so.… Continue reading Computer Dating, 60’s Style