I was sincerely curious as to whether someone could find me appealing enough to date -- if I came clean and represented myself as I really am. The results were disastrous, as the majority of readers found my honesty worthy of their scorn.
We came alone, or with a friend, emptied our bank accounts to do so. We came for something that couldn't be explained but felt oddly familiar. No two stories were alike, and yet they all seemed connected.