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Online Dating: Thoughts on the First Date

Thomas Naples | Posted 04.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Thomas Naples

I grew up with the Internet and social networking, so online dating feels, somehow, more natural than walking up to a good-looking guy in public and saying, "Hey, I'm Tom. How's your week/end going?"

13 Signs You're In A Dead-End Relationship

Robin Cassady | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women
Robin Cassady

No matter what the two of you do, if other people aren't involved, you are bored out of your skull and staring at the same Instagram feed you looked at two minutes before.

The 15 Best Places For Meeting Men Over 50

Lisa Copeland | Posted 04.05.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

The very best place to meet men is at an online dating site. Men are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's like college was. Remember when everyone was single and available back then? Today, everyone's just older. Send interesting men winks or favor them and see what happens!

11 Tips For Finding Love (Without Relying On The Internet)

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 04.01.2015 | Gay Voices

For many single people, looking for love in 2015 means firing up an app like Tinder or Grindr on your phone and pleading with the universe to finally ...

The Definitive List of Men You'll Find At Whole Foods

Literally, Darling | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Literally, Darling

If you're looking for a man, look no further. I'm here with the definitive list of men you'll find at what I like to call, "Disneyland for those with dietary restrictions."

Dating Disaster: He Smelled Like Hot Garbage

Rachel Khona | Posted 03.17.2015 | Comedy
Rachel Khona

There was no salvaging this one. I like "dirty" guys, but an actual aversion to bathing is not OK. As soon as he left, I hopped in the shower to wash off the stench.

What Not To Do On An OkCupid Date

Becca Wolinsky | Posted 03.16.2015 | Women
Becca Wolinsky

Do not ask the other person how many OkCupid dates he/she has been on. If you're on your first OkCupid date and announce that, you may come across as a noob, and if it is your fifteenth OkCupid date, like it was for me, well, we all know why that is embarrassing.

10 Things I Do Not Want to Hear on a First Date

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 03.13.2015 | Weddings
Ms. Canyon Girl

Over the past three years, I have been on plenty of dates, probably too many to count. There have been some great dates. What qualifies as a great date, you ask. For me, I would say a great date has three key ingredients: lots of laughter, some meaningful conversation, and physical attraction. I am quick to qualify a date as a bad if I hear one or more of the following things.

My 17 Pieces of Dating Advice

Barrett Pall | Posted 03.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Barrett Pall

It's a big blue ocean full of all different types of fish out there. You have sharks and piranhas, clown fish and angelfish, sea snakes and bottom feeders. It's a vast, limitless pool of blue; so in the end, all you can do, is just keep swimming. Just. Keep. Swimming.

10 Reasons Why Love Is the Best Feeling In the World

Carly Spindel | Posted 03.06.2015 | Weddings
Carly Spindel

Having such strong feelings about another person shook me to my core. It made me re-evaluate my beliefs. I learned what it was like to really care about someone. Everything I had believed, everything I stood for, suddenly disappeared. I found a whole new world opened up for me.

Is He Second Date Worthy? A 5 Question Test

Simone Collins | Posted 03.05.2015 | Women
Simone Collins

For someone who has recently started or returned to dating, this test can offer immense comfort. Dating is emotionally taxing and making judgment calls throughout the process is even more so.

How to Send Positive Signs to Your Potential Partner

Sheila Blagg | Posted 03.04.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Hand gestures, body language, and different words and phrases can carry hidden meanings, which could mean that your date is totally into you or that they're bored to death.

Confessions of a Matchmaker

Amanda W. Rose | Posted 03.03.2015 | Women
Amanda W. Rose

Through my journey of heartache and confusion, I learned what true love is. I'm not a matchmaker that had this perfect love life. I messed up in love multiple times but the difference is I didn't give up.

The "I Gave Myself a Nickname Guy"

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 03.02.2015 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

This guy contacted me through an online dating site. His profile was well written, and he seemed to have his act together. He seemed normal. He was an attorney, new to town and looking to meet new people. He was 45 years old and nice looking according to his profile photo. All signs pointed to responding.

How To Tell If You're On A Date -- In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams & Eva Hill | Posted 02.25.2015 | Women

Understatement of the century: Dating is confusing. This is especially true when you factor in how often people don't know if they're actually dating ...

14 Ways to Fall In Love With Someone Who Makes You Better

Carly Spindel | Posted 03.06.2015 | Women
Carly Spindel

The person you fall in love with should enhance your life. He or she is supposed to make you smile more than you frown. They ought to make you feel great about yourself. They should fascinate you, amaze you and of course, make you very, very happy.

Top 5 Love Lessons from 'The Bachelor' for Bachelors (Bali)

Em & Lo | Posted 02.24.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Since clearly, Chris was in the driver's seat of this love bus and all three ladies were just along for the ride this week (having all admitted to actively falling for him), the best love lessons to be gleaned from this episode seemed to be rules solely applicable to bachelors.

7 Guys You Should Break Up With, Stat

Lindsey Caruana | Posted 04.24.2015 | Women
Lindsey Caruana

With all of the monumental heartache, building insecurities and irreparable damage that presents itself after such said rejection, there are still certain instances when you should welcome it -- actually, you should count your lucky stars that you dodged this destructive bullet and the Gods above threw you a bone.

The 4 Words That Are Keeping You From Finding Love

Lisa Copeland | Posted 04.23.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

How many hours have you spent looking at men online thinking the following thought? This man looks nice but ... he's not my type!

5 Things I Learned From Dating A (Much) Younger Man

Holly Sidell | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Holly Sidell

You could be the most amazing, sexiest, coolest, smartest, funniest woman alive, but you can't do anything to change another person's emotional, mental or physical availability.

You Deserve The Absolute Best

Carly Spindel | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Carly Spindel

You deserve someone who loves to plan because he knows it brings joy to your life. You should date someone who reminds you that you're special and makes an effort to make you happy.

4 Dating Realizations I've Had at Age 29

Annelia Alex | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Annelia Alex

Over the past decade, my strategies and perspective on dating have evolved, and I feel better about the process.

The Surprising Details That Lead To Online Dating Success

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 02/13/2015 11:49 AM EST on LiveScience Attention, online daters: If you want to get lucky in lo...

Top Five Relationship Killers

Meghann Novinskie | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Meghann Novinskie

Everyone has baggage and everyone has needs. How you work through your thoughts and present issues to your partner is what will determine if your relationship is healthy.

9 Ways Dating And Working Out Are Similar

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Sahaj Kohli

Both discovering what dating is again and experimenting with the gym and new workouts have a learning curve that requires trial and error. Here are nine ways they are extremely similar...