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How A Chance Encounter On A Plane Led To A Love Connection

High50 | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty

Having dumped my Muddy Farmer, I was absolutely ready to play the field. I took a lot of glamorous selfies, and refreshed my profiles on my favored dating websites. A week later, I am sitting on a flight to Dusseldorf when I notice the man next to me.

My Daughter's First Date

Jimmy Dunne | Posted 11.09.2015 | Parents
Jimmy Dunne

Some lanky high school freshman kid with a too-red face who never got the memo on how combs work had that determined look in his eye of: "One day I'm going to look like John Cusack," and knocked on our front door to pick up my daughter for her first real "date."

How to Have a Great First Date

Chad Stone LD | Posted 11.03.2015 | Divorce
Chad Stone LD

Is there a divorced person on planet Earth who actually enjoys first dates? Does anyone really look forward to meeting a complete stranger for coffee or drinks?

10 First Dates That Should Be Your Last

Lisa Dubino | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women
Lisa Dubino

He drinks too much. Maybe if you're in your 20s this might be excusable. But after 30 it's rude, disrespectful, and problematic. If he's going for a buzz, he's not really going for you, is he? And how's that going to affect his performance later?

What Your Drink Order Says About You (According To A Bartender)

YourTango | Posted 09.14.2015 | Taste

So, what do you order on a first date? We decided to leave this one up to the professionals and get some firsthand advice from a couple of bartenders who have seen it all.

10 Tips To Help You Achieve The Unachievable: The Perfect Date

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.08.2015 | Comedy

Dating is hard, but why even bother with regular dating when you could be ... perfect dating?  The Other Stuff brings you another episode of the ...

21 First-Date Horror Stories To Remind You That Romance Is Dead

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.01.2015 | Women

Looking for love often puts people in weird, awkward and sometimes downright scary situations. While online dating, apps and nosy matchmaking moth...

5 Questions You Must Ask Yourself Before a First Date

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.29.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

First dates can be pretty nerve-racking. We can find ourselves plagued with fears and worries because we don't know what to really expect.

30 Days of Online Dating: My First (and Best) JDate

Stacie Corliss | Posted 05.28.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

Born in LA, JDJ loves his family, loves his job, loves his life...who knew there were so many well-adjusted men nestled in the bosom of this city?

If Only We Had These Dating Translators In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.29.2015 | Comedy

What does it all mean??? Dating is stressful enough worrying about your own problems, so when you drop a second person and their problems into the ...

Rules for Successful Dating

Elodie Cheesman | Posted 06.17.2015 | Comedy
Elodie Cheesman

At times it's fun, even exhilarating. At other times you'd rather lop off a limb than participate in any more rounds of this bizarre social ritual.

David Beckham Went On His Son Brooklyn's First Date

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.02.2015 | Teen

David Beckham isn't quite as cool as we thought he was. While chatting with James Corden on "The Late Late Show," Beckham revealed that he chapero...

30 Days of Online Dating: My First eHarmony Date

Stacie Corliss | Posted 05.03.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

My first eHarmony date! FINALLY. We meet at Frolic Room in Hollywood, with the intention of continuing on to Bardot for School Night. Spoiler Alert: We never make it to Bardot.

Learning to Date: Romance and the Millennial Mind

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Molly Sprayregen

It wasn't that I didn't know how to date girls, it was that I didn't know how to date anybody. Before this year, I had been on three real dates, and all of them were with boys I had previously spent time with in group settings. I didn't know how to go on a first date.

Why We Blow You Off

Jamie Silverman | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women
Jamie Silverman

At the top of a list of reasons why people blow dates off, is a simple lack of interest, physical or otherwise. But what about those dates where it seems like everything is perfectly aligned for another date and you never hear from them again?

30 Days of Online Dating: My First Tinder Date

Stacie Corliss | Posted 02.23.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

Out on the sidewalk, I have absolutely no clue how this date is going -- and I'm usually pretty adept at gauging the waters. He suggests another (quieter) bar down the street. I take that as a positive.

Tips for First Date Success

Monica Mandell, Ph.D. | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women
Monica Mandell, Ph.D.

The question commonly asked is how to go about planning a date that says "I like you" and "I want to get to know you". In order for your level of interest to be conveyed it is important to show that effort and thought went into setting the right tone for your time spent together.

Dr. Zhivago and Other Possible Broadway Entries

Cara Joy David | Posted 01.19.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Ever since Dr. Zhivago was announced last month for a spring Broadway berth, I've been thinking: "What other shows that I never thought would make it will come?"

Never Mention These on a First Date

Kerri Zane | Posted 01.18.2015 | Women
Kerri Zane

Here are 10 actual first date verbal faux pas, you're going to want to avoid. And how you can turn these very same statements around into meaningful first date conversation.

How to Survive Your Next First Kiss (In 7 Sexy Steps)

Jay Clark | Posted 01.15.2015 | Comedy
Jay Clark

Expect saliva. Perhaps it's been awhile since you last laid your mouth upon someone's and went to bootytown. If so, welcome back. You might be surprised at how much fluid actually gets exchanged during your stay.

Date the Atlas, Not the Shrug

Jennifer Anju Grossman | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Jennifer Anju Grossman

Critics revile Rand for defending selfishness as a virtue -- but a less altruistic, more self-centric, more rational approach to dating is precisely what women need to date with less drama, less resentment, less heartache.

Why NOT to Put Your Best Foot Forward on a Date

Phoebe Fox | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Phoebe Fox

There's a strange phenomenon that can occur when talking to someone we might be romantically interested in, versus conversing with almost anyone else -- friends, coworkers, clerks, servers: Alien life-forms take over our mouths. We clam up. Or we say inane things.

The Fabulous Broadway Season So Far

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Is this the best fall theater season in years? I think so. While I don't do reviews really, I felt the need to discuss this amazing season we're having. It would kick last season's butt in almost any competition.

20 Worst Things to Say On a First Date

Gina Barreca | Posted 11.16.2014 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

I'm returning this text from my college buddy because he's such a loser that he'll just keep texting me until I do. He'll only pull my chain if I tell him I'm on a date. Gimme a minute. Here's a five. Get us a couple of drinks.

Man Dies After Half-Naked Woman Allegedly Runs Him Over On First Date

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.16.2014 | Crime

What started out as a first date ended as a date with death for a 53-year-old man, according to Washington state authorities. Leon Shaw, of Gig Ha...