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  • Dating 101: Memory Loss

    By Ilana Angel

    August 10, 2016 | 6:34 pm

    I like to think I have a good memory, but the truth is I forget a lot of stuff. I am particularly forgetful when it comes to dating. I’ve been dating for so long faces and names blur together into a sea of disappointment. I’m just kidding. No I’m not. Dating can be disappointing....

  • Dating, Sex & Pokemon Go

    By Ilana Angel

    July 22, 2016 | 6:50 am

    One of the best things about being a grown up is sex. We understand it, can embrace the emotions that go with it, separate ourselves from the emotions that go with it, say what we want, express what we need, know what we like, know what we’re good at, stop holding our stomachs in,...

  • Dating 101: Setting up a Blind Date

    By Ilana Angel

    May 28, 2016 | 6:46 pm

    Several months ago I went on a date with a man who was lovely, but there was no spark. On paper we made sense, but in person we didn’t really have anything in common other than faith. Important to note I don’t think you need things in common to connect. Boots and I had a spark from...

  • Dating 101: Going Commando

    By Ilana Angel

    July 20, 2015 | 6:27 pm

    I get asked out often. I was once asked out on the freeway while stuck in traffic. He motioned me to open my window, I thought  he would shoot me, but asked me out. It was oddly romantic. I get asked out a lot at the market and if you read my column with any regularity you know the...

  • Dating 101: Do you know me?

    By Ilana Angel

    July 11, 2014 | 12:24 am

    I had a date this week with a man who told me I was prettier in person than in pictures. Before he said hello or nice to meet you, he said I was “surprisingly attractive”. He explained in detail that I don’t take a great picture. As he let me know I was a “pleasant surprise”, and...

  • Shahs of Sunset Finale Recap - Finally!

    By Ilana Angel

    May 1, 2012 | 5:47 pm

    I don’t know what is harder to believe, that the first season of Shahs of Sunset is over, or that someone at Bravo actually thought that 6 weeks of this show would be enough.  Really Bravo?  We are hooked, and now we are also pissed.  These people make for good television and 6...

  • Shahs of Sunset: Colonic Anyone?

    By Ilana Angel

    April 4, 2012 | 8:57 am

    We start this week with Reza going over to GG’s for lunch. She is pretty and Reza is divine, but it felt a little too scripted to me.  I’m not sure if Bravo or Reza scripted it, but he got out of having to go the anniversary party of GG’s parents, and we were stuck watching an...

  • Kissing Strangers

    By Ilana Angel

    December 1, 2011 | 12:47 am

    Before we tackle this subject I think we need to establish how important kissing is.  For me, I can fall for a man based on just one kiss.  Sadly I can also dump a man based on just one kiss.  I believe you can tell a lot about a man by how he kisses.  Kissing is a powerful thing and...

  • A tale of two dates

    By Matt Lipeles

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I'd like to say it was the best of dates and the worst of dates. That would be poetic. But it didn't really happen like that. This is the story of two dates gone wrong, two blind dates actually.

    I had been set up on a blind date. Like most people, I wasn't really looking forward to...

  • The fix is in

    By Amy Klein

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The first time I was fixed up on a date, I was 16 years old.

    It was my father's 40-something silver-haired divorced friend Phil ... who fixed me up on a date with his young friend. Because it was Phil, my parents decided to let me go out with the boy, whose name sounded...

  • The Dealbreakers

    By Carin Davis

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    My blind date, Scott, likes college hoops, '80s TV and helping others. I like his cute tuchus. I'm thinkin' we'd make a fine pair of Jews. We stray from the first date playbook and follow a Santa Monica dinner with a Main Street stroll. As we walk past yet a third unique boutique on...

  • Nothing But the Truth

    By Carin Davis

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Let's go live to my blind date at a West Hollywood Restaurant. The merlot is great, the gnocchi is inspired and the waiter taught me to say fork in Italian. The guy? Not for me. Marc is a rare blond Jew, but there was no click between us, no fireworks, no cell phone call from the...

  • Your Dime or Mine?

    By Carin Davis

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Mike was the kind of blind date I couldn't wait to meet. He scored Kobe-size points on my over-the-phone potential meter.

    You hang at Q's? I hang at Q's. You're from the Midwest? I'm from the Midwest. You like the Green Bay Packers? OK, so he had one flaw. But he made up for it...

  • Good Jew, Bad Jew

    By Lilla Zuckerman

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    He was the kind of guy you would take home to your mother. He was Harvard educated, well-mannered, spent time with the elderly, and held an executive position at a major network. He had traveled the world, written a few books, and was shopping for a home. And naturally, he was...