Salon: Match Made In Heaven/Hell
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - Save & Share - One Comment

A weekly column at “”: that has really caught my fancy, “Match Made In Heaven, Match Made In Hell”:, features the “real”-life stories of dating, some horrific, some transcendent. Generally, all of the stories include a hook one way or other that reveals the human component in the cold non-human world of online (or newspaper personals) dating. The reason I am more drawn to this column than Becky’s favorite, “Cary Tennis’ Since You Asked”:, is these letters show the expansive variety of humanity and a good balance of people who find discomfort and love.

bq. From 7/23/2003 ??So there I was a few weeks later, naked but for a pareo strategically tucked to ward off overly prying fingers??

bq. From 7/16/2003 ??Suddenly a stray cat leapt out of the brush and attacked the cameraman — he jumped back and got tangled in the vines behind him, nearly dropping the camera. I helped him up and explained, “The cats are a bit feral.” He looked up and pointed the camera at me. I realized that I was on a blind date with television, and that it was going very badly… I grinned at the camera, and pictured thousands of single women in New York flipping the channel back to “Sex and the City” all at once.??

bq. From 6/25/2003 ??He was just leaving as I drove past the door to the restaurant and waved half-heartedly. I resisted the urge to flip him the bird.??

…and none of them are so disturbing as Anjelica’s 6/26/2002 submission to “Still Drunk”: at “A Short And Happy Life”: — don’t follow that link unless you can handle TRULY DISTURBING prose. If you can handle, click through the archive. Some of the other stories are fascinating.

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One Response to “Salon: Match Made In Heaven/Hell”

Comment from Jank
Time August 13, 2003 at 7:25 am

Yeah, like Jamie the same day as Anjelica – ‘Who wants to get hit in the face with a plastic penis? Jay had won’ I was LMAO.

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