Elisabeth Barker

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Division 1 runner turned globetrotter, traveling the world on dual passports 🇬🇧🇺🇸 📍New York City/Miami Beach
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“I’m a little nervous,” Sam Brody admits, unconsciously swirling her Merlot while scanning Zen Bistro and Wine Bar. “I’ve tried Match.com, but I’ve never done this before.” Brody is referring to speed dating, organized matchmaking that pairs singles with thirty to one hundred potential matches for three to eight-minute “dates.” Its a few minutes before 7pm in a chic lounge on Pentagon Row in Arlington and white nametags and anxious glances denote tonight’s speed dating...

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Good morning, Secret Agent Man. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves a hook up with forbidden prey. It is essential that you act alone on your quest, wingmen are strictly prohibited. She is a civilian, though considered highly dangerous to your professional and/or social status. You have forty-eight hours to attract your potential partner and many months to cover up your mission…

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Ok, so even as a woman, I know all girls have the occasional moment that justifies the guy in her life mumbling, “This bitch is crazy!” Any action between making a guy give her a piggyback ride twenty blocks because her feet hurt and egging his car after a fight can leave men wondering if women truly are from Venus and if Mars could possibly be a mysterious paradise filled with beer and basketball playoffs....

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Like any typical Saturday night out in D.C., you and your friends want to have a few drinks, let loose and meet a cute girl or two. This bar, like so many others you frequent, seems to have five sweaty dudes for each girl good looking enough to talk to. Your mission for the night is to stick out in a sea of black button downs and cheesy one-liners, but there is a fine line...