When it came to women, Jobs could be deeply romantic.
He tended to fall in love dramatically, share with friends every up and down of a relationship,
and pine in public whenever he was away from his current girlfriend.
In the summer of 1983 he went to a small dinner party in Silicon Valley with Joan Baez
and sat next to an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania named Jennifer Egan,
who was not quite sure who he was.
By then he and Baez had realized that they weren't destined to be forever young together,
and Jobs found himself fascinated by Egan, who was working on a San Francisco weekly during her summer vacation.
He tracked her down, gave her a call, and took her to Café Jacqueline,
a little bistro near Telegraph Hill that specialized in vegetarian soufflés.
They dated for a year, and Jobs often flew east to visit her.
At a Boston Macworld event, he told a large gathering how much in love he was
and thus needed to rush out to catch a plane for Philadelphia to see his girlfriend. The audience was enchanted.
When he was visiting New York, she would take the train up to stay with him at the Carlyle
or at Jay Chiat's Upper East Side apartment, and they would eat at Café Luxembourg,
visit (repeatedly) the apartment in the San Remo he was planning to remodel, and go to movies or (once at least) the opera.