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Dr. Zhivago and Other Possible Broadway Entries

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.19.2014 | 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 11.18.2014 | 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 11.24.2014 | 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 11.06.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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...

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.