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  • Should she have seen the brush-off coming?

    Callie thought she was going on a date, but the cabbie bought her dinner and gave her the brush-off. Why? Here’s what you think . . . VIRGINIA: I think Seth is already in a committed relationship and was checking out what else was available. …Read More

  • A love that takes over two decades to blossom

    If at first you don’t succeed, hang in there. It took Clay about 22 years and three tries to finally get what he wanted. Sometimes it just takes a woman a long time to make up her mind. Clay and Danielle first met when she …

    Sometime love creeps up on you

    Girls grow up reading love stories that start with electricity, fireworks, bells, banjos. Your mother tells you that you’ll “know” when it’s right. But how will you know? What if the earth doesn’t move? Then you get older and people start telling you that electricity …

  • All packed up and waiting for a man

    Ella lives in a cute little apartment. She’s been there now for three years. And there’s no reason to believe she’ll be moving out soon. No job transfer looming. No windfall on the way for a down payment on a condo. But despite the fact …Read More

  • Middle-class woman likes blue-collar men

    What’s a nice college-educated girl like Remy doing on a barstool at in a blue-collar tavern shooting the breeze with a bunch of high school graduates and a couple of GEDs? Having the time of her life, that’s what. Remy was always a bit of …Read More

  • Woman takes advantage of gullible man

    When P.T. Barnum said, “There’s a sucker born every minute,” he might have had Jason in mind. Jason is a salesman and a good-time guy. He says his job is to fly around the country and take people to lunch. He’s 42, divorced for 10 …Read More

  • Flat tire, miserable date and true love

    Today we hear from DEVON and SUZANNE, who opine on the nature of love and runny noses . . . — DEVON: “Why is it that first loves die such a long, horrible death? I was 17 when we met; he was 20. We had …Read More

  • Single folks: All you need is one good pickup line

    Ivy has been on the receiving end of some of the absolute worst lines ever. And also the single best one ever spoken.

    When opposites attract and it works

    “Has anyone ever told you you look exactly like Demi Moore?” When Chelsea heard that line, she just about lost it. She was at a singles dance, an experience she found slightly more revolting than a freshman mixer. But Chelsea had just moved to the …

    Tales from the Front: When shopping, you never know what’s in store

    Next time you’re shopping in a department store, look around you. You’re standing in the middle of 21st century “Peyton Place”! Mattie was a salesperson in men’s fragrances. She and a group of employees, men and women, would hang out together. They had lunch together, …

    Tales from the Front: He got quite an education in night school

    You can learn a lot in night school. Luke learned what not to do — never, ever — when you meet someone you like. Luke was immediately attracted to Brinn, another student in his adult education class. He says she had “a wholesome Irish face, …

    Tales from the Front: They do bring her flowers

    There are flowers and there are flowers. And the day that Riley got a dozen long-stemmed red roses from Cody with a card saying “Just because I love you,” and from Arnie a pathetic bunch of semi-wilted grocery store carnations, she realized there are men …