I really never thought that I would meet someone on an online dating site. But, I actually met The Fella online. I had tried the whole Internet dating thing before (after all, every other part of my life is online, why not my love life?), but had decided after 1 or 2,000 craptastic dates that the Internet was where creepazoids and miscreants went to torture young, single women.

And then my mom asked me to give it one more shot. Her dentist, who she swore up and down was really attractive, only to later describe him as a Danny Bonaduce look-a-like, met his wife online—thusly being proof that normal people are looking for love on the Internets.

I have a hard time saying no to my mom.

Around that same time The Fella’s BFF convinced him to give cyber matchmaking a try; and that, my friends, is that. A few emails about the Turkish origins of Santa Claus and a five-hour first date later, we’ve been inseparable ever since.

This week, Roy and I were asked by IvyDate, a selective dating site that specializes in matching successful, primarily highly educated singles, with like smart and sexy folk, to be their “real couple” for an upcoming promotion with DailyCandy. The promotion goes live on March 23rd, so if you’re curious about the site it might be a good way to check it out.

It was a fun excuse to make out with my boyfriend all over Manhattan. We started the day with a bit of makeup, and proceeded to get cuddly while a photographer snapped shots of us being our naturally nauseating selves.

We haven’t seen the professional shots yet, but the ones above are a taste of the behind-the-scenes action.

Ironically, this photo shoot was probably the closest thing to a date we’ll have for the next few months. Between thesis writing (him), and book writing (me), The Fella and I spend most of our time together these days typing. It was nice to have a change of pace, and to spend a morning sans keyboards and just get to hang out. Now, back to typing J

Have you ever tried online dating? Were your experiences good? Bad? Apocolyptic?


Unphotographed yogurt


Whole wheat wrap with tofurkey, tomato, mustard
Baby carrots and hummus


This pasta bake is quickly becoming a staple.
Tofu noodles with broccoli, meatless meatballs, pasta sauce, and part skim mozzarella

Exercise: 35-minute jog in the park