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I Never Thought My Marriage Would Look Like This

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.03.2014 | 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...

Kristen Wiig's First Dates Are As Awkward As Yours

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

Probably the worst time to go on a first date with someone you met online is while that person is booked to appear on a talk show, as Kristen Wiig pro...

How To Eliminate First-Date Jitters Once And For All

OWN | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

For many women, a first date is filled with pressure. Will he find me charming? What if I say the wrong thing? How will the night end? Could he be "th...

Yagana Shah

7 Unusual First Date Ideas For The Newly Single

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

The thought of a first date can strike such terror in a 50-plus heart, evoking horrific memories of emergency phone calls and being stood up, that the...

Bringing Sexy Back: 6 Old-Fashioned Tips for the Modern Romantic

Marthe Weyandt | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Marthe Weyandt

Take stock of your time and set intentions and priorities rather than letting "busyness" (also known as "self-absorption") set the agenda.

5 First Dates to Avoid

Jill Knapp | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Jill Knapp

First dates can be wonderful. At the very least, you usually get a good story out of them. A delicious brunch, a happy hour drink, or even a walk in the park can all lead to a lovely time. But unlike a casual lunch, some first dates should be completely averted.

WATCH: This Couple Went On An Epic 21-Day First Date Across Eight Countries

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.21.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

After meeting on OkCupid, online daters Clara Bensen and Jeff Wilson of Austin, Texas, decided to skip getting coffee on their first date. Instead the...

15 Things You Should Never Ask a Girl You Just Met

Lourdes Duarte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Lourdes Duarte

Whether you started dancing with her at a club, are on a blind date or are being introduced to a friend of a friend, these are 15 things you should never ask a girl you just met.

13 Dos and Don'ts For Dating, As Told In Gifs

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.31.2013 | Divorce

Dating is awkward by nature, but there's something particularly painful about going on a date after you've been out of the game for a while. So to mak...

The Best Way To End A Date, From Tracey Steinberg (WATCH)

Posted 10.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Dateologist Tracey Steinberg weighed in on the best way to end a date when she appeared on Mondays With Marlo this week. You should always leave him w...

What Not To Talk About On A First Date, From Tracey Steinberg (WATCH)

Posted 10.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Some topics are off-limits on a first date! When dateologist Tracey Steinberg joined me on Mondays With Marlo, she said that you should never talk abo...

The Secret to Guaranteed Success on a First Date

Foodbeast | Posted 12.14.2013 | Taste
Foodbeast

Take dating to the next level with the Picnic Backpack.

STUDY: How Smartphones Have Changed Dating Culture

Laurie Davis | Posted 11.11.2013 | Technology
Laurie Davis

As your relationship develops, communicating via characters is inevitable and when done thoughtfully, can enhance your budding relationship.

Big Spenders Should Be Worried About Their Dating Prospects

The Huffington Post | Catherine Tabi | Posted 09.03.2013 | Business

Hey big spender, people who tend to save money rather than spend it are considered more attractive than you, according to a recent working paper out o...

A First Date to Remember

Danny Groner | Posted 10.15.2013 | New York
Danny Groner

There's a knowing laughter from the audience that pervades the early parts of this new Broadway musical, illuminating how close to home this show really strikes.

Aisle View: That Embarrassing First Date

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

First Date is about -- well, you can guess. Remember your first date? Everybody has an embarrassing episode in their personal memory book, it is to be assumed, so why not turn a typically fraught first date into an edgy, intimate, modern-day musical comedy?

You'll Never Guess Where Their First Date Took Place

Posted 08.08.2013 | Divorce

When dating after divorce, typical outings might include a coffee shop, restaurant or museum. But none of those options satisfied Gene and Julie Gates...