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Mating Archive

June 9, 2003
The Singles Table

You’ve been sequestered with several attractive, slightly tipsy fellow singles, forced to interact for hours at a stretch. Is this some new reality show? No, it’s your college roommate’s wedding.

June 2, 2003
Who's On Top?

The Internet has helped turn gay cruising into a narrowly focused, hard-target search, but is it realistic to divide the world into tops and bottoms?

May 26, 2003
You've Got Tail

While the rise of Internet dating may have brought about a new era of sexual freedom, most sites still cling to at least the pretense of courtship. Not this one.

May 12, 2003
Covering The Bases

Some shockingly savvy private-school girls on the sexual politics of hooking up, getting and giving pleasure, and parents who are too hip.

May 5, 2003
Flash Photography

Frustrated by the dearth of male nudes in popular culture, Vivienne Maricevic took out an ad asking for models—and a world of naked men beat a path to her door.

April 28, 2003
A Cut Above

This hairdresser’s heard it all—from horror stories to happy endings—so when the frizzled or frazzled are in need, he’s there to straighten out more kinks than a weekly blowout.

April 21, 2003
The Gay Divorcée

For years, Bridget was in denial about the state of her marriage. Now, in her late thirties, she’s single again and, finally, comfortable in her own skin.

April 7, 2003
Healing Hands

A sex surrogate helps men get over their sexual dysfunctions by getting into bed with them. Is this medicine? Or plain old-fashioned prostitution served up with a spoonful of love?

March 31, 2003
Toughs Loved

In her twenties, too hot was just right. But at 30, can this Latina heartbreaker cool her J.Lo-ish appetite for bad boys and find a Ben?

March 24, 2003
Surprise Finish

A successful match among the silver set may require a bit of extra polish—and a prescription or two—but one couple learned it’s never too late to find the love of your life.

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