Dating life in los angeles
Like any great breakup, there's a soundtrack; Snoop Dogg, Frank Zappa and, yes, a little Tom Petty and Warren Zevon.The bargaining to visit often, keep in touch, still be friends.
I'd been friends with Benari for years and this, thrillingly, would be the first night I'd invite him to come home with me. Seven days later, I would leave New York City on a one-way flight back to my native Los Angeles. He was in the Army Reserve, and to my surprise, he visited often and I loved picking him up from LAX in my '84 El Camino. Over appetizers at Bossa Nova, he told me that he'd received a call that afternoon. He was my partner through the chaos of adjusting to life in a new city, and he was drama free, unlike my out-of-work actress roommate. He was part of my life before Greg, whom I met one..."I'm looking for a Wonder Mike to my Casanova Fly," my profile said, "for a truly regrettable karaoke rendition of 'Rapper's Delight.'"I'd heard the usual complaints levied against dating in L.A.: The guys are shallow and looks-obsessed; everyone's vying for status and justification for an oversized ego.Three months later, he'd left me, suddenly, and I returned to Los Angeles.I worried that my hometown would be haunted by loss. I've loved a lot while I was here and I've loved you best of all.It was at first, but within weeks, the ghosts of confused heartache gradually gave way to the warm embrace of a place of belonging. My new apartment is right by the Tonga Hut and I'm back searching for a Wonder Mike to my Casanova Fly (or is it the Warren G to my Nate Dogg?
As a single man in Los Angeles, I’ve been doing it for a few years now and have found some common denominators among my dates.
But there in our kitchen, now faced with the reality of it, my choice was obvious.
I was choosing the person I loved over the city I loved.
He was my partner through the chaos of adjusting to life in a new city, and he was drama free, unlike my out-of-work actress roommate. He was part of my life before Greg, whom I met one...
(Nicole Pajer)I was too frugal (absolutely broke) for any paid dating service, so I used freebie favorite OKCupid.
Then, after a year and a half away, Benari came back from his deployment.