Crushes and missed connections.
I tried to bypass sloppy firsts and skip straight to emotional maturity.
I’m a dating rookie, but a veteran witness of others’ relationships.
An excerpt from The Vacationers—plus a peek behind the scene.
True stories of first times.
What a strange feeling, to get what you’ve always wanted.
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