Welcome to Interviews With My Ex-Girlfriend, in which Autostraddle writers get back in touch with their ex-girlfriends to ask them Five Simple Questions:
How long did we date?
Why did we break up?
What did you learn from our relationship?
What do you miss most about me?
Would you invite me to your wedding (why/why not)?
In February of 2014, following about a year of Saturn return introspection and angst, I packed up everything I owned and moved from New York City to Los Angeles. Through my research for an article about Tinder, I ended up going on a couple of dates with a fashion designer I had very little in common with. This dysfunctional pairing kept me occupied for just a few weeks until I met a friend of hers who was visiting from New York. Mila was sharp, funny and distractingly attractive, a gifted writer who'd actually written a few pieces for this very website a few years ago. The way we ended up together was a little confusing, but by the time she flew ...
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