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First Dates

8 Reasons to Avoid Online Dating

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 09.20.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

I know dozens of you have met your soul mate online, and I salute you. I am not salute-worthy. Following are the alleged reasons I should try online dating now, and my first hand justifications for rejecting those reasons.

The Top 10 Worst Types Of First Dates, According To Matchmakers

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.13.2016 | Divorce

Planning a first date isn't easy, especially when you’re stumped on where to go. You want to find a neutral environment, where you and your date bot...

Is Honesty Really The Best Policy?

Jamie Silverman | Posted 08.16.2016 | New York
Jamie Silverman

I've polled this topic extensively with friends and there is no cut and dry answer to the question of what's the best way to turn someone down.

The Best Date Restaurants In New York

Grub Street | Posted 01.29.2017 | Taste
Grub Street

Picking the right restaurant for dinner is always important. Picking the right restaurant for a date -- whether it's a first meeting, a special anniversary, or a night out with the person you married decades ago -- is absolutely crucial.

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?

30 Days of Online Dating: F*ck the Rules

Stacie Corliss | Posted 07.01.2016 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

eHarmony Gabe's soul is every bit as kind as I had anticipated. There is also every bit as much chemistry between the two of us as I had anticipated -- er, every bit as little? There is zero chemistry. Just zero.

23 Tips For Blowing Away First Date Stress

David Kanegis | Posted 06.01.2016 | Fifty
David Kanegis

You're excited, nervous, doubtful, hopeful, ambivalent, hesitant, happy. There are just a few of the thoughts and emotions most people experience when preparing for a first date.

The Datelob

Jamie Silverman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Divorce
Jamie Silverman

I wonder, if part of what's wrong with the dating world these days is our incessant need to put labels on everything. I'll admit that when I see a person on a dating site say that they're looking for "friendship," I roll my eyes a bit.

First Dates Can Be Awkward, Just Ask These Celebs

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.09.2015 | Teen

Awkward first date got you down? You're not alone. While chatting with the United Kingdom's Capital FM, celebrities opened up about their first da...

2015: Would Hollywood Be Seduced by Marty?

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Joseph Cooper

By his own account, Marty is "fat and ugly, fat and ugly." To complete the picture, he's a hesitant never-been-married gap-toothed 34-year-old Bronx butcher who still lives with his mother.

30 Days of Online Dating: White Lies, Red Flags

Stacie Corliss | Posted 04.08.2015 | Comedy
Stacie Corliss

I wake up exhausted from the prior day's double-header of dates and sigh grudgingly at the thought of doing it all over again. Dark circles under my eyes. Excessively large pores. Super excessive bloating from carbs and liquor.

17 One-Liners That Will Instantly Ruin A Date

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.15.2015 | Women

On a date, it only takes five words to reach the point of no return. That's the idea behind the trending hashtag #FiveWordsToRuinADate, where peopl...

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?

When To Tell Your Date You're A Virgin

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Dating is never easy, and the pressure feels especially high when you're a 20-something virgin. But fear not, because HuffPost Live has a few tips for...

Confession: An Intruder Ruined My Date

Ravishly | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women

Needless to say, Ben had a different idea. He grabbed a golf club from a set sitting near his bed, stood and faced the intruder. "You need to leave now," Ben said in (what I thought was) a pretty scary voice.

I Accidentally Went on a Date With a Bigoted Homophobe

Ravishly | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women

Sean had never been to Oakland -- that should have been a bright fucking red flag, but alas -- so I told him we should take a long industrial bike ride to a fancy cocktail bar near Emeryville. He arrived. My stomach sank. He was a full-on bro. But he brought me tulips. He was barely breaking even.

6 Fun Date Ideas Women And Men Will Both Love

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jackie Dishner | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM The next time your marriage or long-term relationship lands in that predictable rut, as in, same restaurants, movie n...

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.

What I've Learned Not to Expect From Morning-After Texts

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeremy Helligar

While the "I had a great time" message was a lovely gesture, if "Let's go out again" wasn't implied or directly stated, what was the point? Not responding to my response wouldn't leave me thinking you were a particularly good guy.

The One Question You Should Never Have to Ask While on a Date

Jeffrey Platts | Posted 03.09.2014 | Style
Jeffrey Platts

Guys (and ladies), next time you are romantically/sexually interested in someone, use eight simple and powerful words.

I Spy Rectal Disharmony

Katie Schwartz | Posted 02.20.2014 | Comedy
Katie Schwartz

While in a coffee shop, I was sitting across from a couple. Their coy, yet attentiveness to each other made me think it was a first date. They chitcha...

When Does A First Date Lead To A Second?

Posted 09.06.2013 | Divorce

Nothing is more nerve-wracking about dating after divorce than the dreaded first date. What will you wear? Will you and your date hit it off? How in t...

What NOT To Do On An OkCupid Date

Danielle Sinay | Posted 07.31.2013 | Comedy

As cool as it is to make ironic literature references, talk about Kafka or even how much Bukowski changed your opinions of feminism, if you don’t know what you’re saying, seriously stop.