3six5dates

Four women in four cities take on 365 dates between them. Follow their adventures and misadventures.

92. ‘Til Our Date Does Us Part – Mr. Not For Me

It is my last 3six5dates, and I have a 3six5dates first: a very awkward pre-date waiting period. I arrived at this restaurant Mr. Not For Me is a part-owner of and told the hostess I


91. The Height Of His Insecurity – Mr. In Shock

This is Rachel’s date 2 with Mr. In Shock. Read their date 1. German actress Marlene Dietrich famously said: “Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.” Honestly, I could not agree


90. My Inner Therapist On A Date – Mr. In Shock

We all have an inner therapist. Some call her “overanalyzing”, some call her women’s intuition, and some—mostly male—call her annoying. We can honor her or ignore her.  Dates, like the one I just had with


89. The “M” Word – Mr. New England

Just two minutes before I arrived at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, I got a text from Mr. New England (LINK): “I’m the guy in the shorts and Ed Hardy shirt.” As the bouncer checked my ID, I looked


88. Take Me Or Leave Me – Mr. Thinks I’m A Trip

I arrive at Blackstones Pub a few minutes before Mr. Thinks I’m A Trip and order a drink at the back bar. I am not usually waiting for men, but when I am, it would


87. Dating Attention Deficit Disorder – Mr. On A Visa

This is Rachel’s date 2 with Mr. On A Visa. Read their date 1. When I walked into Milos, I knew I was in for a treat. Spacious, loud, and with white décor, it is less


85. Chemistry And/Or Friendship? Mr. Breath of Midwestern Fresh Air

This is Rachel’s date 3 with Mr. Breath of Midwestern Fresh Air. Read their date 1,  date 2. Well, I had a very different type of third date tonight with Mr. Midwestern Breath Of Fresh Air than


84. From The Kitchen To The Bedroom – Mr. Seems Great To Me

This is Rachel’s date 3 with Mr. Seems Great To Me. Read their date 1, date 2. “We have the kitchen view,” Mr. Seems Great To Me joked. We are seated right next to the open kitchen in


83. Off Limits Or Not? Mr. What A Coincidence

Mr. What A Coincidence and I decide to meet for an early happy hour at Uva. I always love it there and was delighted to learn that they offer complimentary appetizers with each alcoholic beverage


82. Mixed Signals – Mr. Kind Of A Big Deal

This is Rachel’s date 5 with Mr. Kind Of A Big Deal. Read their date 1, date 2, date 3, date 4. Unfortunately, the novelty of dating Mr. Kind Of A Big Deal the second time around is wearing


81. Connecting The Dots – Mr. Breath Of Midwestern Fresh Air

This is Rachel’s date 2 with Mr. Breath of Midwestern Fresh Air. Read their date 1. Mr. Breath of Midwestern Fresh Air came to my neighborhood again for dinner, at Uptown Lounge - a place he chose


80. NY Vs. Wisconsin – Mr. Breath Of Midwestern Fresh Air

When The Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti Stanger came to the big apple to film her show, she publicly announced: “NY men suck”. Somewhere between Date 1 and Date 80, I have come to agree. Maybe that is


79. The One Thing You Can’t Call Me – Mr. Kind Of A Big Deal

This is Rachel’s date 4 with Mr. Kind Of A Big Deal. Read their date 1,date 2,date 3. It has been nearly four months since I last saw Mr. Kind Of A Big Deal, despite his


78. Pencil Me In! Mr. Seems Great To Me

This is Rachel’s date 2 with Mr. Seems Great To Me. Read their date 1. Mr. Seems Great To Me is truly a catch – he is smart, fun, and adorable – complete with dimples and


77. Gutter Balls – Mr. Potential Dream Partner

This is Rachel’s date 3 with Mr. Potential Dream Partner. Read their date 1,date 2. Mr. Potential Dream Partner emailed me to ask what I was in the mood to do for our date. I wrote back: