When Minneapolis native Char Steffes got assigned to a project in London for the advertising agency Fallon Worldwide in 2001, love wasn't the first thing on her mind. But in a demanding, intensely social office--where open curvicles replaced walled cubicles, and where a night out meant hitting the pub with coworkers--she fell for Simon Roseblade, a 31-year-old copy editor.
Midtown Comics in Manhattan is mostly a man's world. Customers browsing rows of action-hero-filled comic books are almost exclusively young men. The magazine rack holds only the likes of Details and Sports Illustrated. Store clerks are all male, too.
Beth Wallace was stopped at a traffic light when a truck pulled up next to her. As she took a sip from her thermos of coffee, Wallace, 32, a San Francisco resident, glanced at the driver, who turned his head and returned the stare.
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