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Sunday, March 3

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Sometimes, when I'm on the train, I look at people and wonder what it is they are the best in the world at. And what I'm the best in the world at. And how I will never know.

What are you the best in the world at? Buttoning with one hand? Making tissue paper roses? Wouldn't you like to know!

Arranged Marriage - 30
I'm an attractive girl who's looking for an arrangement and life time partner. I am pretty independant with my own house and good job. I'm not looking for someone to take care of me. Although, it would be nice to share and expand with someone. I lack the knowledge of things that only a man would know.

I'm not going to tie you down with your lifestyle. I do want to be with a man who is set in his ways. You must be between 35 and 40 years old.

Let's chat more about the details.

Melinda got out of the car with one smooth, careful motion. By any measure, her exit was the most elegant and charming car exit that ever was or would be. And only the thing that knew it was the cat sitting in the neighbor's window. When Melinda met Peter, this was one of the first things that he noticed about her. He opened her door, took her hand lightly, and was a total goner.

Looking for a Romantic Lover - 60
hi to all the lovely black men out there 55 and older thats in search of a good woman companion, im a 65 year old black woman reside on the southside of chicago, 2 grown children, 5 grand children, and 2 great grand children, im a very out going woman that loves to have fun. i go to clubs sometimes, dont smoke, drink ocassionaly, and enjoy the company of a man, im looking for a man that is d/d free and live in chicago. if i seem like your kind of woman feel free to send me an email and include your pic if u have one. hope to talk to u soon and im only looking for chicago black men thanks

Centrella loves to bake peach kuchen, which was strange because she's a 65-year-old black lady from the South Side. She learned how to make it from her father, who had served in World War II, working as a cook. His kuchen was fabulous, the most delicate, flaky, flavorful thing in the world. Centrella's was too dry.

drinks tonite - 32
I've been having a lazy Saturday after a long week at work, but I thought it would be nice to go for a drink (or two) and meet somebody new. Let's see who's up for it.

Pat imagined taking a girl to the Avenue Tavern for some margaritas. They'd watch the downpour predicted for Sunday afternoon, smoke cigarettes and kiss maybe. Then they might run through the rain, her on his back, and collapse in giggles as they barreled into his hallway. He often thought things like this, about women he'd never meet. Consequently, Pat could give piggyback rides for miles.

Are you a Sweet, Down to Earth Girl? - 32
Hi there, I'm a laid back, caring, energetic person. I have lived in Chicago for over 10 years and love it (except for the winters of course..). Looking to find a fun, stable, cute girl that is full of energy and has good heart.

I enjoy finding new restaurants, hidden neighborhood pubs and wine bars. I also enjoy travelling, jogging, listening to music, and just about any outdoor activity. Please send along a pic if you have one and I'll do the same.

Jose had not dated in a few years, not after breaking up with Roxanne. She claimed Jose was too lax in the attention department, but really she was still in love with Evan, her first-ever boyfriend. A wrestler, Evan would make Roxanne take long walks with her, during the time before season started and he was trying to make weight. Whenever he stopped to tie his shoes, she stared at him in loving wonder, watching his fingers make an intricate Boy Scout knot that never came untied.

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