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Sad News for Boring Romantics

January 18, 2013


A couple who met on Facebook after realizing they shared the same name, Kelly Hildebrandt, have decided to divorce after three years of marriage, as reported by news organizations all over the world. Discouraged couples everywhere are asking themselves the same question: If a couple who based their marriage on having the same name can’t […]

If My Wife Were so Perfect, She’d Have Better Taste in Husbands

September 19, 2012


If there’s one thing I like about my wife…that would be a discouragingly low number. But if there’s one thing I like about my wife, I like that she likes me. There’s something intoxicatingly attractive about a woman with such good taste. She’s my biggest fan. And I wish I could return the favor. I […]

Better Living Through Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

April 11, 2012


Dear Mrs. Greatsby, I’ve seen the way you look when you see a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Your eyes brighten, you break out in a smile, and I think to myself, “Why doesn’t her face light up like that when she sees me?” Before we were married I hoped someday you’d learn to feel the […]

Fonz and Whatshername Sitting in a Tree: Part 3

February 14, 2012


This might surprise you, but I tend to joke around a lot with my kids. They rarely believe anything I say because I give parenting advice with the same straight face in which I give zombie-escape-route advice–all while wearing a smoking jacket and pretending to smoke a pipe. But I have given the kids a […]

Half-Hearted Valentine’s Day Cards

February 13, 2012


If I could go back in time 30 years and marry you all over again, I would in an instant… …but let me be clear I mean I’d marry the 25-year-old version of you, back when you could really rock a swimsuit. After 50 Valentine’s Days together, I realize more than ever that mere words […]

Fonz and Whatshername Sitting in a Tree: Part 2

February 2, 2012


Many readers have been on the edge of their seats waiting for an update on my seven-year-old’s love life. When I say ‘many readers,’ I can’t think of any specific examples, but I’m assuming single men willing to try anything, in particular, are curious whether The Fonz’s non-sequiturs and cape-wearing might actually work. (Read the […]

Friday Love Letters: Dear Turkish Girl I Saw on a Bus in Germany for Six Minutes and Fell in Love With

August 12, 2011


Dear Turkish Girl I Saw on a Bus in Germany for Six Minutes and Fell in Love With, How long has it been since that fall evening on the bus?  I think I was still a teenager, right?  I’m not sure why I’m asking you for confirmation of my age since we never actually talked and I […]