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30 Days of Online Dating: My First eHarmony Date

Stacie Corliss | Posted 03.03.2015 | 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 03.03.2015 | Gay 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...

Brad and Angelina's Wedding Might Help With First-date 'Interviews'

Brandon Wade | Posted 11.10.2014 | Style
Brandon Wade

Remember: It's a date, not an interrogation. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't learn as much as you like while dining, dancing, or chatting over coffee.

Questions You SHOULD Ask On A First Date

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women

A first date can be full of awkward eye contact, nervous flirtation and all-dreaded silences. Fortunately, the people at BuzzFeed are here to hel...

'Arrow' Actor Live-Tweets First Date Of Our Nightmares

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 08.08.2014 | Entertainment

Actor Colton Haynes, of "Teen Wolf," "Arrow," and generally-being-handsome fame, recently live-tweeted an awkward first date he overheard while out at...

I Never Thought My Marriage Would Look Like This

Natalie Thomas | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I thought her statement was harsh. And that she needed anger management or couples counseling. I actually feared for her marriage -- and her husband. Fast-forward five years and I completely understand.

First Date Tips: What to Talk About and What Topics Are Taboo

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 06.28.2014 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

One time I was dating this guy and he talked about how "stupid" his mother was. I RAN the other way. Seriously.

Comedian's Hilarious Argument on Why Girls Should Order Salad on the First Date (NSFW)

Foodbeast | Posted 04.25.2014 | Comedy
Foodbeast

According to Andrew Schulz, people who Instagram must always eat lukewarm food. You set up the shot, you watch the mayo drool drip off your sandwich...

How You Imagine Your First Date Will Go Vs. What It's Actually Like

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.15.2014 | Divorce

You did it! You've weeded through seemingly thousands of questionable online dating profiles (we're looking at you, hairy man riding a unicorn on Tind...

10 Things Your Date Will Notice But (Probably) Won't Tell You

Posted 04.01.2014 | Style

First dates can be both a blessing and curse. When things go right, that first night out can be an awesome opportunity to impress a new beau, but a fi...

An Open Letter to My Daughter on Her First Date

Scott Dannemiller | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Scott Dannemiller

Someday, Audrey, you'll hear a voice. It might be the voice of your friends. Maybe a shout from a picture in a magazine. Or, Heaven forbid, a comment from your boyfriend. And that voice is going to tell you that you don't have the right clothes, the right makeup or the right face.

15 Questions To Ask On A First Date

Posted 03.28.2014 | Women

If first dates make you nervous, you're not alone. Getting to know a complete stranger is a daunting task, and small talk about the weather or your...

Dear America: "Will You Marry the Future?"

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

Who would go on a blind date, flub it like crazy -- and expect a second chance? The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In an...

7 Things You Should Never Wear On A First Date

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 01.25.2014 | Style

In the past few weeks, there has been a lot of debate on what should and shouldn't be worn on a first date. Flip-flops, tracksuits and turtlenecks hav...