DoubleX is holding a live special edition – all LOVE all the time Gabfest on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Sixth and I in Washington, D.C., just in time for Valentine’s Day, of course. Our special guest is Christina Antoniades, a writer for our favorite Washington Post column, Date Lab. She will read from the best and worst dates and share secrets of matchmaking. Bring your honey or just your lovelorn self. Antoniades will join Gabfest regulars Hanna Rosin and Noreen Malone for our usual free-ranging discussion. You can buy tickets for the show here.
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