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Read a funny piece of relationship humor by Dave Barry on Valentine’s Day

Dave Barry wrote many great columns during his three decades as Miami Herald humor columnist. One that stands out is his column about the differences between men and women when it comes to dating. How men and women are different is a tired concept. To breathe fresh life into hack comedy’s oldest standby takes skill. In the piece Barry takes readers on an imaginary date with a man named Fred and a woman named Martha. He tells us what they are thinking. Fred thinks exactly like a man does. Martha thinks exactly as a woman does. That is to say, they appear to be in completely separate relationships. This column was featured in Andy Borowitz’s The 50 Funniest American Writers. Happy Valentine’s Day! Read the column here.

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Author: Joe Donatelli

Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles. He publishes The Humor Columnist.