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Remembering My First Boyfriend

Weston Ashley | Posted 10.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Weston Ashley

Our relationship was innocent and pure. I think often that he will be 24 forever. As time passes and I grow older, I can live life for better or worse. I don't have to live a certain way anymore by numbing my pain. I can let go and move on. I'll do it for Dexter, but most importantly, I'll do it for me.

The First Date vs. The 21st Date, As Told In Comics

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.23.2017 | Weddings

Let’s be honest: first dates are awkward. What to wear? Where to go? Should I invite him back to my place? But by the 21st date, comfort sets in and...

How Sarah Michelle Gellar Wowed Freddie Prinze Jr. On Their 1st Date

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 09.16.2016 | Weddings

Freddie Prinze Jr. knew Sarah Michelle Gellar was the real deal since their very first date 17 years ago. In a Facebook Live segment on Wednesday, th...

11 Women Share The Worst First Dates They've Ever Been On

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.09.2016 | Divorce

First impressions are everything, especially when you’re dating. You’d think most people would realize this and try to put their best foot forward...

19 Ice Breakers For First Dates

Zach Zimmerman | Posted 07.27.2016 | Comedy
Zach Zimmerman

Why did your last relationship end? Please answer in a limerick.

Thoughts Before A First Date

Alex Madda | Posted 07.13.2016 | Comedy
Alex Madda

I think we can all agree that those hours leading up to the meeting time are some of the most anxiety-driven, psyche-wracking, negative thought-provoking moments of our short 20something lives.

How Much Is Too Much When Dating?

Jennifer Nagy | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Jennifer Nagy

As an almost mid-thirties divorcée, I'm not interested in wasting my precious time with someone who isn't going to be noteworthy in some sense, be it for amazing sex or a long-term relationship. At the same time, I strongly believe in taking risks in my life and, especially, in love. If I see potential in a person, I do what I can to give the fledgling relationship a proper shot.

13 Stories For Anyone Who Dates Online

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women

Let's face it — the online dating world can be daunting. But don't worry, you're not alone in this. We compiled 13 spot-on stories surrounding onlin...

Active on the Dating Scene

Shelby Doherty | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Shelby Doherty

It's time we start showing our true selves in the dating world. There is also something that seems more genuine about going on a fun, healthy, active date: you want to be someone's Sunday, not just their Saturday night.

5 Introvert-Friendly Strategies For The Dreaded First Date

Quiet Revolution | Nidhi Berry | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on Although I’d love to be the kind of person who waltzes into first dates accompanied by a breezy air of n...

The Ultimate First Date Guide (You're On Your Own For The Second One) | Posted 03.30.2016 | Women

There are tons of first date guides out there, but how many have you read that didn't really help you to feel confident going into an important first date? It's possible that you think all of these "how-to guides" don't hold much water, since you can do everything right -- and yet, if there's no chemistry, none of it matters.

12 Practices For Spiritual Dating: Finding A Soulmate By Tending The Soul

Christina Fleming | Posted 03.19.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Christina Fleming

Be gentle with yourself when there are no answers. Some experiences are mysteries. A few dates cannot divulge the history that someone brings to the relationship. Every time we meet each other we are influenced by our previous relationships and our cultural perspectives.

Cell Phones, Dogs and Barbie Dolls: What I Learned From Magazines This Week

Roz Warren | Posted 03.12.2017 | Media
Roz Warren

Elton John doesn't get along with his mother, so she spent her 90th birthday with an Elton John impersonator.

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

High50 | Posted 11.18.2016 | 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 11.08.2016 | 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 11.03.2016 | 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 09.30.2016 | 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 09.14.2016 | 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 Burly...

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 05.29.2016 | 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 05.28.2016 | 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...