Things were getting desperate; I was 22, and apparently throbbing with marriageability. As per custom, I met Alex at the door with averted eyes and a guarded smile, feeling ridiculous in the traditional Indian garb my mother insisted was appropriate for the occasion.Over the course of the next several hours, I served him tea, sat across from him at dinner, and answered his questions about my education and interests. Alex and I have been married for 17 years, and our relationship is stable.August 19, 2011: For several years now the music on the pages, "An Anniversary Present to my Wife" and "Some of My Favorite Love Songs: Lyrics and Music," was not working on many browsers. When you open one of the song pages, if you need the Flash Player there will be a link displayed, "Get the Flash Player." For all but one song, you can select between an instrumental version and the version performed by the artist most often associated with the song. You can read a general introduction to both series on the Terry and Laurie page and the Josh and Nikki page. Of course, the Adode Flash Player must be installed, but that's easy to do if it isn't. In my opinion they represent some of the most beautiful love songs ever written. This site contains two series of short stories written by me. However, the Terry and Laurie stories are written from Terry's point of view, while the Josh and Nikki stories are written from Nikki's point of view.The question nagged at me—not least because of my own experiences watching promising relationships peter out over text message—so I set out on a mission.
This kind of rigor goes into a lot of my decisionmaking.
Whether it’s where I’m eating, where I’m traveling or, God forbid, something I’m buying, like a lot of people in my generation—those in their 20s and 30s—I feel compelled to do a ton of research to make sure I’m getting every option and then making the best choice.
If this mentality pervades our decisionmaking in so many realms, is it also affecting how we choose a romantic partner?
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Since then I've really wanted to write a "romantic March 2, 2015 This is the first new story I've written for this site since November, 2012.