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L.A. Affairs

Romance, Dating & Relationships

The whole thing began at '0'

L.A. Affairs chronicles the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles. If you have comments or a true story to tell, email us at home@latimes.com. We pay $300 a column.

  • Regrets linger like smoke after her sensible decision

    Regrets linger like smoke after her sensible decision

    When I was 15, I lived for a year in Iran with my grandmother. Some Friday afternoons, we would steal away from the chaos of Tehran and go to a traditional kebab house outside the city. Sitting on the restaurant's outdoor beds, I would let down my scarf and lie back on the cushions, and she would...

  • After breakup, her crash course in returning to the JDate scene

    After breakup, her crash course in returning to the JDate scene

    After years of comfortably dating, my world was suddenly, and insanely, naive. I had forgotten how to flirt, date or even acknowledge men who gave me any form of attention.

  • Action on the set hits freeze-frame after late-night booty calls

    Action on the set hits freeze-frame after late-night booty calls

    The movie's cameraman was rolling, but booty calls and a gushing girlfriend led to The End.

  • Romantic beach picnic goes from Tom Hanks, to Paul Rudd to Chevy Chase

    Romantic beach picnic goes from Tom Hanks, to Paul Rudd to Chevy Chase

    L.A. Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. If you've got a story to tell, we want to hear it. We pay $300 per published column. Past columns and submission guidelines are at latimes.com/laaffairs

  • Dates, music, Pinot are nice, but she belongs to the city

    Dates, music, Pinot are nice, but she belongs to the city

    L.A. Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. If you've got a story to tell, we want to hear it. We pay $300 per published column. Past columns and submission guidelines are at latimes.com/laaffairs

  • 40something reluctantly joins Plenty of Fish dating site, enters 'Big Bang' territory

    40something reluctantly joins Plenty of Fish dating site, enters 'Big Bang' territory

    L.A. Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. If you've got a story to tell, we want to hear it. We pay $300 per published column. Past columns and submission guidelines are at latimes.com/laaffairs

  • It was loathe at first sight

    It was loathe at first sight

    L.A. Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. If you've got a story to tell, we want to hear it. We pay $300 per published column. Past columns and submission guidelines are at latimes.com/laaffairs

  • A couple's cross-town relationship impasse ends in a snap

    A couple's cross-town relationship impasse ends in a snap

    L.A. Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. If you've got a story to tell, we want to hear it. We pay $300 per published column. Past columns and submission guidelines are at latimes.com/laaffairs

  • Finding a way to direct her own happy ending

    Finding a way to direct her own happy ending

    L.A. Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. If you've got a story to tell, we want to hear it. We pay $300 per published column. Past columns and submission guidelines are at latimes.com/laaffairs

  • Following in the footsteps of 'The Last Guy'

    Following in the footsteps of 'The Last Guy'

    L.A. Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. If you've got a story to tell, we want to hear it. We pay $300 per published column. Past columns and submission guidelines are at latimes.com/laaffairs

  • Once upon a time, there were two book lovers online

    Once upon a time, there were two book lovers online

    L.A. Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. If you've got a story to tell, we want to hear it. We pay $300 per published column. Past columns and submission guidelines are at latimes.com/laaffairs

  • Zion tour leaders clash, then find a common path

    Zion tour leaders clash, then find a common path

    L.A. Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. If you've got a story to tell, we want to hear it. We pay $300 per published column. Past columns and submission guidelines are at latimes.com/laaffairs

  • They click in the Twittersphere; what if they meet?

    They click in the Twittersphere; what if they meet?

    L.A. Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. If you've got a story to tell, we want to hear it. We pay $300 per published column. Past columns and submission guidelines are at latimes.com/laaffairs

  • In the Tinder era, love is a game of 'Thrones'

    In the Tinder era, love is a game of 'Thrones'

    L.A. Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. If you've got a story to tell, we want to hear it. We pay $300 per published column. Past columns and submission guidelines are at latimes.com/laaffairs

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