August 5, 2012 The Dating Issue

Love Letters special: Dating dos and don’ts

As the author of the Globe’s popular advice column, I’ve learned the right and wrong ways to hunt for a mate. By Meredith Goldstein

Baby boomers return to dating

Call them Boomerang Daters. They haven’t played the field in a decade or more. So now they’re figuring out the new rules of romance — or making them up as they go. By Beth Teitell

Globe Magazine

Bain Capital, with $65 billion in assets, has been squarely in the political limelight ever since Mitt Romney’s Republican primary rivals began knocking his private-sector background as “vulture capitalism.” How Bain Capital is trying — reluctantly — to clean up its name

Mitt Romney’s political foes are going to great lengths to make it the boogeyman of the 2012 race. The Boston private equity firm is fighting back — but only to a point. By Scott Helman

The Dating Issue

A year in the life of Dinner With Cupid

Behind the scenes at the Globe Magazine’s blind dating column. By Marian Daniells


Me vs. the Woodchuck

The battlefield: my garden. The spoils: tomatoes, zucchini, and Brussels sprouts. May the smartest creature win. By Kay Cahill

Style Watch

White-on-white decor

The cleanest of color schemes in this Chilmark home right on the beach puts the emphasis on the loveliness outside the window. By Jaci Conry

On the Block

For sale: homes at $700,000

These options — in Concord, East Milton, and South Boston — share a price tag but not an approach to living.


An omelet made with Swiss chard and Parmesan is a perfect supper on a hot night. Recipes for cooking with Swiss chard

Serve up one of the season’s sweetest greens. Pick some in your garden or at a farmer’s market, then choose a recipe that shows off its flavor. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Swiss chard lasagna at Rendezvous

In Central Square, a sublime summer appetizer.

Out and About

As seen around town

As seen around town, Emanuel Ax, David Zinman, and Yo-Yo Ma at Tanglewood, French Consul General Christophe Guilhou on Bastille Day in Boston, and more.


Spam’s long shelf life

How my inbox won’t let me forget my past. By Kara Baskin

Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston this week

The week’s calendar highlights include Jawsfest, Pats practice, fairs for agriculture and quilts, and more.

Tales From the City

It’s Alive!

A particularly vivid memory of the MFA’s Egyptian collection.


Conan O’Brien jokes about Mitt Romney’s confidence

The Brookline-born comic takes on politics on Twitter.


Letters to the editor

Boston Globe Magazine readers offer their picks on best burgers and respond to a story about how “team players” might be dodging responsibility.