Barack Obama: good first dater, bad... hairstylist?

We're always tickled to hear the first couple dish about the early stages of their romance. The Obamas, who've been married for over 19 years now, sat for a meal with the winners of the 2012 President's Dinner Contest earlier this month and opened up about their personal and family lives. (And we couldn't help but note: Michelle repeated one of her favorite black-and-white Tracy Reese dresses.)

In a video just released by the president's campaign, President Obama reveals that he had a secret motive in mind when planning his first date with Michelle, who was then his supervisor at a Chicago law firm:

"I took her to the Art Museum at the Art Institute, I was trying to impress her, to show her I was a real culturally sensitive guy. And it worked!"

"It worked!" the first lady chimes in.

"Just trying to give a tip for the young men out there," the president says, smiling at the camera.

It did work. Back in 2009, Michelle Obama discussed her first impression of Barack in a 2009 interview with CNN ("This guy's gotta be kinda weird") and that he was "cuter than I thought he'd be." After the art museum, Barack took Michelle to a showing of Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing." She was smitten: "Probably, by the end of that date, it was over. I was sold."

Watch the video to hear POTUS tell a hilarious story about having to get Malia ready for a dance recital and tear up about the hardest moment of his life.

Also on HuffPost:

See the Obamas' cutest PDA moments from last year!
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  • August 2013

  • July 2013

    At the second annual "Kids State Dinner" at the White House

  • December 2012

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  • November 2012

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  • November 2012

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  • November 2012

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  • November 2012

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  • October 2012 after the final presidential debate

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  • October 2012 after the second presidential debate

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  • October 2012 after the first presidential debate

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  • September 2012

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  • September 2012

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  • September 2012

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  • August 2012 on the campaign trail in Iowa

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  • July 2012 at the USA vs Brazil basketball game

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  • September 2011 at the Phoenix Awards

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  • September 2011 heading to the UN General Assembly

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  • September 2011 at the World Trade Center site

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  • May 2011 boarding Air Force One in London

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  • May 2011 at Westminster Abbey

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  • May 2011 at a Cinco de Mayo celebration

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  • May 2011 landing in England

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  • April 2011 heading to Chicago

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  • June 2011 on the South Lawn

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  • April 2011 during an event for the US military

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  • February 2011 at the National Prayer Breakfast

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  • January 2011 honoring the Tucson shooting victims

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  • January 2011 honoring the Tucson shooting victims

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  • December 2010 at the signing of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

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  • October 2010 at a DNC rally

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  • September 2010 arriving home to the White House

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  • September 2010 at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Gala

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  • August 2010 playing mini golf on vacation

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  • May 2010 on state visit to Mexico

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  • Presidential Smooch on Team USA

    After a false start, President Obama and the First Lady puckered up for the "Kiss Cam" at an Olympic exhibition game.