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The 15 words that brought them together
The 15 words that brought them together

Before Internet dating and after phone numbers on public bathroom walls (just kidding), there were personal ads in newspapers. It was 1999, and my best girlfriend bet me that I could meet the love of my life with a personal ad in LA Weekly. I said no. At this point, three years single, I didn't trust myself to choose a man, let alone trust that some great guy would randomly pick up the newspaper and find my ad. She hounded me for a week, because she secretly wanted to be found by Mr. Classifieds, I mean Mr. Right, herself. But she would never do it alone, so after she offered to clean my apartment and do my wash, I gave in, and we did it. That same day, over bagels and coffee, I...

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