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Little Boxes

I pressed your button

No longer immune to the hopeful smile

Bravely armed

Against the teeth of truth’s omission

What lies behind those eyes?

What time ravaged stain still bleeds? 70 more words

September 12, 1916 – The First World War version of online dating

Tinder, Ashley Madison, dating apps galore – we think meeting your perfect partner on the internet is a modern phenomenon.

Yes, the platform is relatively new but adverts for ‘lonely hearts’ were around a hundred years ago with the September 12, 1916, edition of the… 451 more words

Cross Country / A Memoir of France, 12: Choisir la femme

By Paul Ben-Itzak 
Copyright 2012, 2016 Paul Ben-Itzak

Torn between three French Women, and acting like a fool

“It’s for your cats. I don’t know if it’s the right brand, but at least it’s something.” … 912 more words

Lonely hearts fraud in Kensington

In September 1888 a young woman appeared before the magistrate at Hammersmith Police Court asking for a warrant to arrest a man she believed had defrauded her. 246 more words

Police Court



Open to receiving.
Open to compromise.
Understand the meaning of the term ‘contre-partie.’ 220 more words

The Marriage Card

It was sudden and electric.

Green eyes boring into brown, brown eyes boring into green, a decade of future instantly conceived between them in the minutes it took for their eyes to find each other and their hands to shake. 254 more words


Finally met a man to have dinner with.