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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Gypsy cover band

Posted By on Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 2:03 PM

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Dancing to Fleetwood Mac, we chatted about your cool world tattoo and our love of the band and our mutual friend. Bass player is your cousin and I was rockin’ a moustache. Our moment was ruined by a drunk guy, and you had to leave. We should talk again.
—Dancefloor Smitten
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

To the cute bouncer at a trendy nightclub

Posted By on Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 3:59 PM

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We met a while ago when I was home for a visit. I didn't know then that I'd become so smitten with you over the months to come. Although we live in different places, I keep hoping you'll give this a real try.
—Your Sarcastic Toronto Friend
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Your red hair and my nuts

Posted By on Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 9:54 AM

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It was a Saturday at Pete’s in the afternoon, and I was awkwardly holding a bag of nuts and talking to my friend. You have long red hair and you were wearing a cream-coloured coat. You walked by, and we shared a smile, and a little laugh. I think you’re super-beautiful. I’m the woman with short curly brown hair and glasses.
—Feminist Killjoy
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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Missed connection or just *WOW* you are handsome

Posted By on Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 9:46 AM

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To the very handsome and friendly firefighter (white uniform) whom I was chatting with in line at Superstore late morning on a Tuesday: I am sure you have a lovely wife. On the off chance that you do not, I am very single. If I missed an opportunity, maybe the universe will find a way for us to meet again?
—I Love A Man In Uniform
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Monday, August 5, 2019

42-year-old handsome teacher (great smile, salt-and-pepper curls, ink)

Posted By on Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 8:02 AM

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I really enjoyed talking with you over the last few days, A. I had planned to ask you out today but was disappointed to see you’d disappeared (one of the many cons of today’s dating culture). If I see you around, I shall bite the bullet and risk asking. Happy summer!

If you read this and Georgia is on your mind, this is for you.
—G
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Space bun princess

Posted By on Tue, Jul 9, 2019 at 3:10 PM


I saw you at the most recent HomeBass. You were dressed in green neon and grooving effortlessly on the dance floor. I took your cool neon sunglasses and you slapped me for it. I think I fell in love right then and there. I hope I see your red hair at another event, you're truly something special.—Not cool enough for you
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Just a goodbye

Posted By on Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 12:34 PM

I’ll write this here, since things are over now.

You weren’t perfect, you weren’t for me, you were many things that I despise—and often, you treated me horribly. Yet, I still loved you as a person. As someone I felt I had known in a past life. I would have put up with the one text every six months if it meant still getting to know you. But, you never tried to understand me or go deeper. Even though I was at first devastated, I’m glad we have ended and I can finally move on without questioning our standing.

If we ever pass on the street, I probably won’t look your way. But please know that I will always think the world of you and see the best in you, even when you hate yourself. You’re not as bad as you make yourself out to be.
—You're so cool

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Is that you?

Posted By on Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 2:51 PM

We’ve shared friendly glances on several occasions. You, a guy with long-ish brown hair (usually in ballcap), very unique style and a nice energy about you. Me, short brown hair, either running or driving (hint: white car). Anyway, I would like to turn the shy glances into actual conversation. Hopefully you read The Coast—most millennials do…right?
—femme fatale
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

I Like You

Posted on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 4:00 AM

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We met online which was weird for me. First date = super awkward. I was really nervous. You're older than me and so worldly and experienced, and I felt a bit intimidated. I felt like I was pretending to be cooler than I am. But I quickly felt more comfortable with you, and we talked about our travels and told stories and laughed a lot and you thought it was cute that I say "shoot" and "darn." We agreed to hang out again. I've been thinking about you a lot but I'm really shy when it comes to guys. If you see this, please make the next move... —Non-drinking, non-smoking, non-swearing
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

To the bear whisperer I never met

Posted on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 4:00 AM

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Perhaps it just wasn't meant to be, but I lost my cell phone on Saturday night. I had no way to contact you about meeting or not meeting on Sunday evening since we have only ever communicated over that dating app. When I cancelled the first time I really was sick, and I really wanted to meet you on Sunday, but there was no plan so I didn't know what to do. When I got my phone back on Tuesday - from a weird nook in my car - I opened the app to message you only to discover you had unmatched me. I cannot blame you for doing so, you must think I'm an awful person and to be honest I feel like one. You seem like a great guy and I am devastated that I made such an awful impression and did not meet up with you. Maybe one day it will be in the stars and we'll meet the old fashioned way and not over an app. I'm truly sorry, and should we ever cross paths I hope you don't try and sick your bear on me without at least hearing me out. —Curly Haired Date Ditcher
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Happy Birthday

Posted on Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 4:00 AM

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Happy Birthday, Bass Player. —Love you, Groupie
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Just a little crush

Posted on Thu, Jan 7, 2016 at 4:00 AM

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It's a silly crush, but that's the fun of it. Things won’t go anywhere, and that's okay with me because it's just nice to feel these feelings again. You give my little broken heart palpitations. —Glad You (Sort Of) Like Girls Too
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Monday, September 28, 2015

Kind of over it...

Posted on Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 4:00 AM

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Fuck you both. —This won't last long
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Friday, July 31, 2015

Players only love you when they’re playing

Posted on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 4:00 AM

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I wasn't born yesterday, or the day before. Or the day before that. We had an affair. Yes. And I'd say the only thing you really know for sure about an affair is when it started. You say you are confused by my actions. Don’t be. You know why. I see it in your eyes and your body language. You were playing with me and I called you on it. You meant something to me and you played with my desire and I called you on it. I'm not another toy and you are seeing that now. So don't be confused. Be sorry. I was.... —Almost perfect
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Friday, July 24, 2015

Online guy

Posted on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 4:00 AM

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This is a love and a bit of a bitch. I wish you'd have taken a bit more interest, but as most people online dating, we tend to have the attention span of goldfish. I think we have a lot in common. I think you're great and I could have as-you-wish’d the hell out of you after awhile I think. Who knows now? Good luck you're adorable. —Vizzini's captive
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