In season two, after Rachel finds out Ross is dating Julie, heartbroken and drunk, she has a one night stand with Paolo, but it doesn't amount to anything further than that.Main Article: Ross and Rachel In "The One With Russ", Rachel dates a man named Russ, who to the bewilderment of her friends looks and acts eerily similar to Ross.Rachel and Tag enjoy the sex and Tag is five years younger than Rachel. On Rachel's thirtieth birthday, Tag tries to cheer Rachel up since she feels middle aged and he warns her friends what not to say to her.The relationship ends on Rachel's thirtieth birthday in "The One Where They All Turn Thirty" when Rachel breaks up with Tag because he's too young and not ready for a serious relationship.
The two finally date, but break up after Rachel hastily proposes to Joshua after 4 dates in "The One With All The Wedding Dresses".
Rachel calls Joshua to apologize to him but when he arrives at her apartment, Rachel, Monica, and Phoebe are all wearing wedding dresses which freaks Joshua out and he leaves again. He is the father of Elizabeth Stevens, Ross's student who he ends up dating.
Rachel meets him when the whole gang accompanies Ross to meet him, as he is nervous about meeting him.
Paolo would constantly buy Rachel jewellery, clothes, or shoes whilst he was in Italy.
Rachel has Phoebe give Paolo a massage, but when Paolo makes a pass at her, Rachel breaks up with him.