Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Elyse, 43, is a freelancer for this magazine — but that doesn’t mean she was coerced into being interviewed for My Single Peeps. At least as far. . .
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Ruth is an attractive, petite woman who’s spent her life working in publishing. She’s from the East Coast and went to college in Syracuse,. . .
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Jesse is a guy in his 30s whom I’ve been nodding at for years. We’re both actors and we’re often auditioning for the same commercials. We see. . .
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
David Henry G.
David, 27, seems to be brimming with confidence. He’s got a good, deep voice, and he’s still when he speaks. I fidget. My fingers or toes are. . .
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Francesca, a British woman I’m pegging to be in her 40s, shows up wearing gloves. She seems flustered. She’s holding a notepad full of notes and. . .
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Bryan Michael S.
Bryan’s a nice guy. And he makes nice films. A spoof he made of Michael Jackson was so well liked that Jackson called Bryan to ask for a copy,. . .
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
My Single Peeps: Tami M.
Tami’s running late to meet me at Starbucks, so I call her to ask what kind of coffee she’d like. “House coffee. Hot.” That’s it. I order. . .
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I met Lou’s dog before I met Lou. I was eating in the park with my family when his dog ran over excitedly, stepped into my daughter’s lunch and. . .
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Denise, 46, shows up at our interview dressed to the nines. The woman is put together — from her perfectly coiffed hair down to her Christian. . .
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Most Jewish parents don’t name their child Kristina, but Ukraine — when it was still the former Soviet Union — was very secular. “So my. . .
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
My Single Peeps: Marcos E.
I met Marcos through my friend Michael. Marcos, who is often standing by Michael’s side, is 6 feet tall with the stance and demeanor of an Israeli. . .
Thursday, November 15, 2012
My Single Peeps: Shmush S.
How do you grow up one of 12 kids in a house full of people, with a congregational rabbi father who hosts strangers for weekly Shabbat meals at home,. . .
Thursday, November 8, 2012
My Single Peeps: Ilysa C.
One of Ilysa’s favorite jobs was working at a coffee shop while she was in college. So it was fortuitous that I had her meet me at one to talk.. . .
Thursday, November 1, 2012
My Single Peeps: Jered F.
When Jered, 35, first tells me, “I came from a very indulged upbringing, and it kind of put me at a disadvantage,” I start to laugh, because it. . .
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
My Single Peeps: Ari K.
I’ve been close with Ari’s sister for years, and the oddest thing about her is that she always has a smile on her face. Married to a. . .
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
It’s no surprise that a woman who produces mainly chick flicks and romantic dramas would say to me regarding love, “I want Harry and Sally.. . .
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Sari and I were scheduled to meet on Yom Kippur — that is, until I realized what day it was and sent her an e-mail to reschedule. She hadn’t. . .
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
At 48, Rick is a happy guy. He likes life. He likes smiling. He’s also a bit irritating to be around when you’re exhausted and barely have enough. . .
Thursday, September 27, 2012
My Single Peeps: Reuven F.
A friend of mine told Reuven to contact me. I was told he was a 31-year-old Orthodox Jew who runs Elite Cuisine, a kosher restaurant, with his. . .
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
My Single Peeps: Jeff O.
I mentioned to a friend that I interviewed a nice guy today and said, “You might know him. He’s in casting.” When I told her his name, she. . .
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
When I was 5 I knew I wanted to try Froot Loops, but my mom wouldn’t let me. That was the extent of my goals. Bekah wanted to be a teacher. And. . .
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
I like Eric right away for the most shallow of reasons — he’s got a New York accent and he dresses like my father did: jeans, tucked-in polo. . .
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
My Single Peeps: Robert P.
As soon as Robert sits down, his gaze continually shifts from the window to me. I make up reasons in my head: He's on the run from the cops. He owes. . .
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
My Single Peeps: Michele L.
Let this be a lesson to all of you: Michele showed up at our interview with two boxes of noodle kugel — one savory, one sweet. Can I be bought off?. . .