Here are 10 of the best L.A. Affairs columns of all time

Illustrated gif of people at the swan boats in Echo Park.
(Mary Purdie / For The Times)

We’re celebrating the publication of our first ever L.A. Affairs book — “L.A. Affairs: 65 True Stores of Nightmare Dates, Love at First Sight, Heartbreak & Happily Ever Afters in Southern California.”

It’s a collection of some of our favorite and most popular columns since the column began in 2012, chronicling the ups and downs of dating in Los Angeles and the search for love. The book includes updates on the authors as well as updated illustrations to accompany these stories of love, hate and romantic hijinx.

Still looking for a great Valentine’s Day gift? You can’t go wrong by ordering your copy for $19.95 at

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the stories you’ll find inside the book’s pages, and you can see more at And if you have a true story to tell about your search for love in L.A., please share it at You can find submission guidelines here.