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I got asked out a lot — at the grocery store, at the library, hiking the Matanuska Glacier, gliding down the bike trail. But most of them were just genuine guys trying their luck, which encouraged me to try my luck, too.
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I had my first, real dinner-and-a-movie date in Alaska with a sweet man I met at the bookstore. He picked me up, and dropped me off at my door with a gentle kiss. Then I went out with a Scottish businessman; he had soft, tiny doll hands and once, during a robust round of College Alaska local singles free dating lines, he accidentally but unapologetically jizzed in my eye.
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It was the next best time I punched a man right in the face, before I frew screaming to Planned Parenthood to get checked for ocular STIs. Living in a city helped a lot. I once spent the better part of a year working in a fishing village in the Aleutian Islands, and the men of the Alaskan bush country were as surly as werewolves.
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I had an epiphany while I lived in Alaska: Dating can be so much fun. Sometimes you get to sit on the rooftop of a bookstore, drink wine, and watch the Aurora Borealis.
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