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Can't buy me love

It's hard to find a date when you're looking for a job

'I haven't dated in the last couple of years. Dating is expensive.' — Mark West, Arlington "I haven't dated in the last couple of years. Dating is expensive." — Mark West, Arlington (Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff)
By Meredith Goldstein
Globe Staff / January 24, 2009

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Mark West doesn't date much. In fact, these days he doesn't date at all. That's because dating costs money, and West, like many other unemployed people, doesn't have any to spare. After losing his job five times in eight years, West was recently laid off again, days after Christmas, from a part-time job editing an education trade magazine. West, 39, ... (Full article: 757 words)

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