THE DATE

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Turning thirty is every woman's worst nightmare. For Julia Fitz, it's just another reminder that she is alone and unfulfilled in her own life. Moving to New York City nearly twelve years ago, Julia imagined and hoped that her life would be much different than it is now. Sure, she has an apartment in Manhattan and a successful career at one of the top magazines in the city, but something is missing...and it has become an issue that is impossible to ignore.

Her friends are settled, busy with their long-term boyfriends, husbands, and children of their own. Oppositely, Julia finds herself alone most nights with only her cat Cinnamon as company. Despite her accomplishments, Julia craves for something a little more simple. At the end of the day, she just wants someone to share her life with. However, she realizes that her awkward, over-analytical, and sometimes polarizing disposition makes it that much harder to meet men.

So Julia, with the help of her best friend Jasmine, and the unwelcome interference from her overbearing and suffocating mother, decides to start dating. She allows them to set her up on date after date, but unfortunately, they all turn out not only badly, but disastrous. New York City, an overcrowded place filled with handsome men, proves to be a disheartening disappointment. Clearly, meeting good guys is much harder than it looks. After some deliberation, Julia feels that maybe it's time to give up. Some people are meant to find “the one,” but maybe romance just isn't in the cards for her. Before throwing in the towel completely, she agrees to go out on one more date at Jasmine's insistence, feeling that there is nothing left to lose.

Things change when Julia meets Dominic, an infectious, funny, and easygoing sports reporter for ESPN. Their first date goes surprisingly well and soon, Julia finds herself in a happy, comfortable relationship with him. Dominic helps Julia become a better version of herself. She stops taking everything so seriously, begins to relax, and finally has someone she can depend on. Julia starts to understand the sappy, lovey-dovey stuff that she always used to pity. For the first time in her life, Julia wondered if the impossible was actually completely possible: could you have it all?

Unfortunately, Julia soon finds out that there is more to Dominic than she initially realized. Their near perfect relationship is tested, showing Julia that perhaps she didn't know him well enough to begin with. Heartbroken, embarrassed, and confused, Julia must decide to take a chance or revert back to her old ways.

A story of growth and acceptance, The Date follows Julia on a personal journey. Life is full of ups and downs, but can the right person save us? If we don't have love, do we have much at all?

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