1. No Change

    I wish I had a reason to change my number.

  2. Biggest Mac

    I love how you still remember my usual order when we have late night dinners at McDonald’s.

  3. Quitting

    I quit my job so I could quit you.

  4. No ID

    Ok, we’ll keep in touch via Skype. But I don’t have your Skype ID.

  5. Our Songs

    Funny how the songs played during our dates were always describing us.

  6. So French!

    Sometimes I think about the way you danced to 80’s discothèque music with your accent and your cardigan, and I laugh aloud. You were so French!

  7. Every Man at the Coffee Shop

    Seems like I fall in love with every man at the coffee shop. All except the ones I go on dates there with.

  8. Except Days

    Loving you doesn’t make me sad, except days I want to feel sad.

  9. Living In Space

    Do you remember sitting in the dark telling bad jokes? And planning to live in space? And sending Jurassic Park pickup lines? I don’t need you to be happy and I don’t need a big commitment, please just tell me about more of your favorite movies.

  10. Post You

    I just want to know when, if ever, will I find someone who can handle me post you

  11. Already

    I always wished you would just kiss me already.

  12. BFM

    I loved how your hair was a big fluffy mess. Always. Here’s to a summer on a beach in Greece. Your name will always be a whisper in my heart.

  13. Outfits

    I keep finding perfect outfits for dates we’ll never go on again.

  14. So Many Moves

    I made the first move…and the second…..and the third…but you were too oblivious to ever notice. Or maybe you just didn’t care.

  15. Subsidin’

    I just realized:

    The pain subsides


"Dear Old Love" is short, anonymous notes to people we've loved (or at least liked). Requited or unrequited.

The ex-husband in Grace Paley's short story "Wants" says to his ex-wife, "I attribute the dissolution of our marriage to the fact that you never invited the Bertrams to dinner." If you're bitter, that's the way to express it here.

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