Sex & the Single Woman: Perfection?

“We were having one of those great first dates you can only have when it’s not an actual date.”

In Season 5 of Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw meets with a fellow writer Jack Berger on a day that was too perfect not to mean something. The chemistry was there, but unfortunately so was the mention of Berger’s girlfriend. I feel like we have all had these meetings where everything is just perfect… but he’s taken.

Recently, this happened with my British crush, but it has also happened with more, well, promising relationships as well. Why is it that we have these chance meetings if there is no grounds to go anywhere? Is it to teach us that sparks don’t really mean anything?

In Carrie’s case, the sparks led to something… eventually. What do you think–should we listen to these cosmic meetings or treat them as nonsense?

–Maggie