Submissions Tagged 'dating'

Gina Prestopino’s mom was an insomniac, so she put out day and night. Her mother baked ziti at 11:30 p.m., for instance, when Gina and I were trying to sneak in from a date. Mrs. Prestopino was Polish and she learned to cook Italian for the mister; it was a culinary marriage made in heaven. Sometimes she put out sausage and peppers or stuffed cabbage. She never left the kitchen--canning tomatoes or beans, sweating through August afternoons, or perched on a stool at night smoking Larks and listening to talk radio, and always ready with an apple or Read more

I stay true to a very old-fashioned rule when it comes to dating a friend’s ex, whether it is an ex-boyfriend or an ex-husband. Simply put, I won’t do it because I put a high value on my friendships. To me, dating someone’s ex would be disrespectful to the friendship. Having said that, I do know that exceptions to the rule can be tempting.

In this case, Steve was the ex of an ex-friend of mine. Since the friend was no longer in my life, one would think that the no-dating-an-ex rule would no longer apply. Technically, I would Read more

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