When AI falls in love

Nov 24, 2020 Travel News

When AI falls in love

As I was walking towards the door, a man walking towards me accidentally fell on me. “I’m sorry,” he said. We shook hands and I introduced myself. He asked me where I was from and I told him. “You are not far from where I live,” he said. He came from a small neighboring town. We chatted for a while and I asked him to have a drink with me.

“I don’t drink,” he says.

I was so shocked that I dropped my purse and keys and had to get them back. I don’t drink either, but I would have had a drink with this man, this stranger. “It‘s okay,” I said.

“I don’t know,” he said, and he looked a little uncomfortable.

It‘s not a test,” I say. “I don’t care if you drink.

“Well, in that case I’ll have a drink of water.”

The following is a New York Times Modern Love column about a woman named Frances, her husband Dean, and the unlikely story of their first meeting:

I was a single mom when I first met Dean, and he was a married man. We met at a bar in Brooklyn, where I was celebrating my 31st birthday with some friends. I spotted him across the room, and he was looking at me too. I was wearing a black dress and I remember thinking, “This is the one I’m going to marry.”

He was with a group of his friends, and he came to say hello. I told him I was a writer and he told me he was also a writer. We came to an agreement immediately. I asked if he would read something I wrote, and he said, “Sure I’ll read whatever you want.

We talked until the bar closed. I walked him to his car and asked for his phone number.

He said, “I’m married.”

“I’m married too,” I said.

“I’ll call you,” he said.

“I’ll wait,” I say.

He called the next day. We went out for lunch. We went out to dinner. We went out for a drink. We went out to dinner again. We went out for a drink again. We went out for dinner and drink again. We went out for dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and dinner and drinks and

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