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An amazing article on the first hand

posted by Deron Bauman   Mar 08, 2008

An amazing article on the first hand experience of a photojournalist who falls in love with a female assassin.

There comes a point in every new relationship when your girlfriend wants to share a secret. Usually it’s to do with sex — how many other partners she’s had (with a few conveniently erased) — that sort of thing. Often, the secret changes the basis of the relationship; honesty comes with consequences. But what happens if your new girlfriend has a much darker and more sinister secret than having slept around a bit?

(via conscientious)

A text message love affair gone wrong

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 29, 2005

A text message love affair gone wrong. “How had we managed to speed through all the stages of an actual relationship almost solely via text message? I’d gone from butterflies to doubt to anger at his name on the screen, before we even knew each other.”