Matters of the heart

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Just a couple of dunces II

Posted By on Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 3:38 PM

“Oh, Fortuna, you capricious sprite!” I always tell people about our lovely, spontaneous encounter on the bus. About how it was a perfect rom-com set-up, and how I was so stupid to let you go without asking for your number.
—Find Me
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Friday, October 18, 2019

Love at first sight

Posted By on Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 8:32 AM

I first saw you a couple weeks ago, standing at the cash, very shy and very beautiful. I saw you again last night at your work, mentioning to me you were getting off work in 30 minutes. You were wearing a yellow rain coat inside and your adorable "my mobile" necklace/pouch hanging from your neck. We had a quick conversation as I was buying my water and beef jerky, and I left, also too shy to say anything more.
—Beef Jerky Guy
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Friday, August 16, 2019

Teacher hot for teacher

Posted By on Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 8:27 AM

I was really enjoying talking with you, and after complimenting each other and confirming a mutual attraction, was going to suggest getting together for a coffee or a drink the next day. Much to my chagrin, you seem to have deleted your profile. If you’re out there and see this, maybe the song “Georgia on my Mind” will jog your memory. Would love to meet to get to know you.
—A “_ _ _ _ _ _ _” Peach
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Let's be honest

Posted By on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 1:10 PM

I've only known you two months, but I feel more comfortable around you than anyone I've ever met. You're thoughtful, fun, intelligent and silly. I want to thank you for helping me change my lifestyle, and for all the fantastic adventures we've had. I hope there's many, many more.
—Arty A
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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

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.
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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, July 2, 2019

I don't normally like beards, but....

Posted By on Tue, Jul 2, 2019 at 11:12 AM

I know you're completely off limits, but I can't stop thinking about you. I realize I don't talk to you much, but there's a reason for my silence: You render me tongue-tied with one glance. Sorry for being so abrupt yesterday when you approached me. I'm a complete dork around men I find attractive.You're the first guy I've had an interest in in almost three years, and I'm kinda rusty. I know I don't have a hope in hell with someone like you, but a girl can dream.Thanks for making work tolerable with your dark, brooding, sarcastic presence. You're fine as hell—but you already know that.
—Old enough to know better
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Friday, June 14, 2019

Wine Wednesday

Posted By on Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 12:56 PM


I love the time we have together every Wednesday.
The break from the office, the drive to Citadel Hill to look out over the ocean and talk about cruise ships and the new construction in the city. Then off to the waterfront to walk along to Bishop's Cellar to pick up our Wine Wednesday deals. Then, reluctantly, I drive us back to the office and we awkwardly sit in the truck in the company parking lot, making small talk, or watching people come and go, when one of us finally says, "Well, we''d better get back in there."

Those moments have made me realize that I am really attracted to you. I want to put my hand on your leg while we are driving, just stare into your eyes while we are parked on The Hill, or hold your hand as we walk along the waterfront. I want to hold you and feel you against me. I would love to find out what kind of kisser you are.

But I don't know if you know this. I've dropped so many hints, and even suggestions that we skip work one day and get drunk together on our Wine Wednesday deals, which you said you thought was a great idea.

But I don't know if you know. I don't know if you know that I would love to get drunk with you, and laugh, and flirt, and kiss, and end up in bed together. Do you just see me as a work friend that sits across the hall from you? Or do you feel the same and we are both too shy to do anything about it?

I'm reluctant to make a move for fear of ruining everything and making our work situation uncomfortable for both of us.

I hope you see this post and let me know.
—Wining and waiting

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Are we really just friends?

Posted By on Mon, May 27, 2019 at 2:47 PM

I like you so much. But I'm so incredibly scared to tell you because I don't think you feel the same. Instead, I'll keep low-key flirting with you, tell myself I don't like you that much, suppress all these feelings and probably die alone—while still laughing at your jokes.
—Your partner in art and crime
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Monday, March 25, 2019

First, love thyself

Posted By on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 6:07 PM

Nobody else will love me. Nobody will understand that underneath this coarse, awful façade there is a person that means well. Many quickly see a cynic, and tend to discard the chuckles, the smiles breaking through like a ray through tumultuous cloud. Though I yearn to feel warmth from others, only I know myself.
Embracing the darkness like a familliar friend
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Dear "you're so cool"

Posted By on Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at 12:35 PM

I felt the same way: That I knew you in a past life—if you are who I think you are. Let's be honest, you never did let me in. You did every little maneuver to keep me at arm's length even though I let you in. You would make a fuss whenever I tried to plan something in advance and acted like me using a day planner was akin to torture by the Gestapo. You decided to be Josephine Cool and ghost me. I am happy that we didn't work out because it forced me to face a shit ton of ugly truths about what I want in life and who I need and want in it. Sadly, you're not one of them—especially after you blamed me for your depression and not eating and sleeping, even though I offered to pay for a counsellor. I just hope you are treating your current boyfriend better than you did me.
—Sorry not sorry
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Did you write a love in April 2011?

Posted By on Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 12:35 PM

It was titled "a rose of words for my lady in rose" regarding a lady riding the ferry who read spy novels. I think I might me your reader. I've been looking for you for quite some time.
—Maybe I like dorky
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

No (carrot) tops

Posted By on Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 4:22 PM

Every time your fine self waits on me at Fine Foods I can't help but wonder if you look at every customer the way you look at me. Either way I hope you know I'm down for a no shirts allowed make out sesh. —Your future pickle girlfriend
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Monday, November 19, 2018

Mutual attraction

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 11:58 AM

Now that we have more than a vague notion of each other, I get the feeling that wherever this goes is going to be good.
—Heart extractor
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Is this love?

Posted By on Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 5:21 PM

Until now, I thought it was reserved for childhood sweethearts about to say a 70-year goodbye. I thought it took that long to accumulate this emotion—but I'm happily wrong. Nothing more or less matters because I just need her. It's plain and perfect.
Gunner's Pa
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