Jill comes to Los Angeles to meet a man, Ted Slavsky, with whom she had exchanged letters, but never met. By mistake, Steve Sanders receives the letters and reads them, in the process becoming smitten with Jill. The two of them hit it off really well, but after Jill tries to seduce "Ted", Steve feels guilty and excuses himself. When Steve admits he's not Ted, Jill slaps him, feeling her privacy has been violated as Steve read all of her personal letters. Steve promises to find her the real Ted and she agrees to let him help her.
After Steve introduces Ted and Jill, she finds herself missing Steve and returns to him. Steve eventually realises that they're not compatible, but has never broken up with anyone before and is unsure of how to handle it. He practices his breakup speech with Janet Sosna, but is unable to pull it off. In the end, Jill breaks up with Steve before he has the chance to do so, leaving him upset that he's never gotten to break up with anyone before they broke up with him.