On Their First Date, Plunging into a Relationship


For their first date, Stephanie Schulter and Halle Anne Bauer jumped into the Atlantic together in 17-degree weather.

It was Jan. 1, 2018, and they were participating in the New Year’s Day plunge hosted by the Coney Island Polar Bear Club. Ms. Schulter, a native of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, had been attending the event for years and invited Ms. Bauer to come along.

“I wanted to impress her,” Ms. Bauer, who grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, said. “I wanted to look like I was down for…



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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

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