Giveaway Finalist #2: Outlandish Stories from the Dating Scene

Sally P. was selected as a finalist in our Outlandish Stories from the Dating Scene giveaway, sponsored by Gotham Books and Girl Walks Into a BarThe winner will be the one whose entry reposted on gets the most Facebook “likes” by 11:59PM EDT, Friday, April 27. The ONLY way to vote is to click the Facebook “Like” just above this text on


Once in college, after I had passed my economics class, my (former) professor asked me out. He was about 10 years my senior. I accepted thinking we could discuss the feasibility of establishing a barter bank in the area. He pulled up in a van (this was in the 70s, mind you) with an interior of shag carpeting and a mattress. Neither one of us had the evening we thought we would have.

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