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Photo credit: conrado/

Photo credit: conrado/


This woman jumps into this man’s car at an intersection. She makes an outlandish request. What is it, and how does he respond?


Write about your first date. Was it just as you imagined it would be or nothing like that?


Write about unconventional places for a romantic date in your hometown.


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