My Lover's Never Charming
Not long ago, I was happily married. Life consisted of blowing up balloons at birthday parties, going to parent-teacher conferences, and celebrating anniversaries with champagne, chocolate and flowers. Then one day my marriage collapsed. Shit happens. Divorce followed.
Suddenly I was thrown into a new existence as a single guy in New York. There were dating apps to download and lots of new acronyms to learn. LTR? FWB? GGG? All I could think of was WTF? Reports coming out of the battlefield indicated that dating had become a vicious, brutal sport. I tried to prepare myself by diving head first into the Web, but every article I read was written by a woman; and typically an angry one! The narrative was horribly skewed!
Now I'm back from the front lines with a few stories to tell. What's it really like to be a single guy in the age of swipe-a-romance? Grab a beer and pull up a chair.
NOTE: Based on true events. The names have been changed until the guilty upgrade their phones and lose my contact info.
Written under the influence by J.J. Feck
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Special thanks to AW, AG, CMT who talked me off the ledge on several occasions and provided valuable feedback through the process
NYC restaurants: Upland, The Roxy, Raoul’s, Crave Fishbar, ABC Kitchen, I Sodi, Salinas, Cookshop, Vignt Sur Vin, El Quijote, Ardesia, Rye, All Hands, Bodega Negra, ilili
LA restaurants: Toscana, Tavern, Cecconi's, Wabe Sabe, James Beach, Tar & Roses, Rustic Canyon, Ingo's Tasty Diner, Gracias Madre
Friends are so alarming
And my lover's never charming
Life's just a cocktail party on the street