"He said he was going to pay me back double," she laughs.Though the amounts and details of the scam vary from victim to victim, when it comes to romance scams, the con is almost always the same: The crook wants to get a besotted victim to wire money or provide access to a credit card.

Marrying black was just an extension of the whole "buy black" thing. At the same time, I don't think it's the way of the future. Coates, I didn't get pissed off at Jewish women who dated out, only Jewish men.

In retrospect, I guess I felt sorry for the Jewish women who intermarried, because I sensed that they tried, and failed, to convince Jewish men that they weren't, in fact, their mothers, that they were intelligent and sexy and all the rest.

Then the daughter became ill and had to be hospitalized.

When Morrison suggested that her suitor put his daughter on a plane to get better medical attention at home -- and even offered to pick the girl up at the airport -- a new crisis struck.

We'd been getting together every couple of years ever since, but this visit was going to be different. So I came home from Argentina and called up that friend with the Amazing Guy.

After Colombia, he was taking me home, and I was spending a month with him, going to friends' weddings and spending But a real-life month at home in Buenos Aires with Juan made me miss the speed and weirdness of my life and people in California. Sarah brought him to the 326 Bar in the middle of the Original Farmers Market, half a mile from my house, and introduced me to my future husband. Hollywood made him happy, but he was about to go climb Mt. He was a grown-up and had kids, which, for the first time, didn't scare me. We are all familiar with dogs and which breed type best suits a person’s personality; Golden Retrievers thrive with outdoorsy, athletic types and showier dogs like Poodles, Afghan Hounds or Bichons thrive with the fashion–oriented particularly fond of art and culture.There is the best selling book Exploring the human/dog affinity, but how do you find out about the personality traits of men who have exotic pets?Ta-Nehisi has been saying some interesting things about relations between black men and women, and I thought I was hearing echoes of arguments from inside the Jewish community.So we had the following conversation (because we're both so into black-Jewish dialogue): Jeffrey Goldberg: Why do people go outside their groups to look for mates? Ta-Nehisi Coates: I think most men I know, to some extent, have this thing with what's exotic.The city and its men were wearing on me, so a decade earlier I'd started running away from home for a few weeks a year, to far-flung cities where the men were less exhausting.