Craigslist dating stories
It was a virtually sexless union for 10 years before a therapist helped her come to her senses and move on.
Lily never married and spent most of her life caring for an ill parent who died recently.
Those adventures have spanned 10 counties and four states and involved roughly 45,000 e-mailed words, 27 phone calls, 36 face-to-face initial dates and 13 actual lovers -- and re-aggravated our carpal tunnel syndrome from all the typing.
Years before embarking on Craigslist, both of us had experienced sexual abandonment.
Our adventures have included the hot, the not-so-hot, and some potential hook-ups that never even got off the ground.
There were memorable ones, like Lily's first date, which ended at a.m. Or the ex-con who went down on Anna for an hour straight.
Once we met, we realized we had a lot in common, and began sharing our respective experiences.
Terrific e-mail connections don't guarantee a sizzling face-to-face meeting. More than once, last-minute cancellations left us calling one another for support, or just drunk, horny and alone with a DSL connection.
Finally, there's the zany sitcom a woman's life becomes when she's juggling multiple lovers: scheduling dates; trying to keep personal data straight on each man; finding enough time after work to shave her legs, dye her hair, exfoliate her skin, apply mascara, and Map Quest the planned meeting spot.
Besides all the rules that sensible people follow when dating online, like "meet in a public place," "let someone know where you are," and "condoms are non-negotiable," we developed our own special list for middle-aged chicks who date on Craigslist:1) A lot of men want to screw Sarah Silverman.
(Three lovers told Lily the potty-mouthed comedian was their "fantasy fuck.")2) With ads for people over forty, add at least five years and ten pounds to the photo.