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Dating Is Too Hard (and Other Lies You Tell Yourself)

GalTime | Posted 02.25.2013 | Women

You have this idea about dating. And it's wrong. Actually, you have a lot of ideas, presumptions, assumptions and suspicions about dating, and they're the things that hold you back and make dating miserable.

How I Met The Man Of My Dreams

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 02.11.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

We exchanged phone numbers and said our goodbyes, and he disappeared around the corner. As I slowly made my way home, I relived every moment of this magical evening. He could be my soul mate, I thought. Will I ever see him again?

How Mel Brooks Got Me Down The Aisle

Darryle Pollack | Posted 02.10.2013 | Fifty
Darryle Pollack

Meeting celebrities is just part of the job when you're a television reporter; so this was a fairly typical day at work when I was in my 20s. I was sent to the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach to cover a press conference with Sophia Loren, Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler and Mel Brooks.

How I Met My Husband: When Love Is Meant to Be

Linda Wolff | Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

When my kids were little, they used to love hearing the story of how my husband and I met. I told them we were in kindergarten and we were having lunch in the sandbox. Instead of pulling my hair to get my attention, he dropped my peanut butter and jelly sandwich into the sand.

5 Things Smart Single Men Look For In A Woman

Posted 12.03.2012 | OWN

By Jacob Tomsky Jacob Tomsky -- the smart, single (emotionally available) author of Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles and So-Call...

How To Make Every Day With Your Spouse Feel Like A First Date

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Weddings
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

Couples can keep their relationship fires burning, even after years of marriage. But they have to consciously and deliberately make it happen. It doesn't happen by default, no matter how much in love you were in the beginning.

Until Women Are Equal, Who Should Pay for First Dates?

Elizabeth Tannen | Posted 12.26.2012 | Women
Elizabeth Tannen

If we're stuck, for now at least, with some measure of inequality, then shouldn't we expect some disparity in courtship roles? Shouldn't it be OK, in other words, that I want a guy I'm dating to buy me a meal?

Testing the Water in the Dating Pool

Al DeLuise | Posted 12.23.2012 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Online dating -- where we take the culmination of mankind's technological advances that could be used to cure cancer, bring universal peace and allow for the expansion of truth and knowledge and instead use it to post pictures of ourselves and tell total strangers who we are.

What To Wear On A First Date, From Bobbie Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Celebrity Style Expert Bobbie Thomas, gave some valuable advice about what to wear on a first date when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo. It's all ...

How To Dress For Your First Date After Divorce

David Zyla | Posted 11.14.2012 | Divorce
David Zyla

Before I divulge what you should wear on your first post-divorce date, I am going to ask you to do a little style check.

Why You Shouldn't Cross State Lines for a Date

Pamela Kripke | Posted 10.17.2012 | Women
Pamela Kripke

I didn't have to actually agree to make the trip, of course. But he was a neurosurgeon. Potential dates who are not neurosurgeons get less leeway in the gender tango.

7 Kinds Of First Kisses Women Fear | Ami Angelowicz | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living

A bad first kiss is enough to put me off the person... forever. So, when I'm on a date, and we do have stuff to talk about, I am then free to live in ...

40 Things You Should Never Say On A First Date

Thought Catalog | Posted 08.02.2012 | Women

1. "Who are you texting?" 2. "Oh, I just assumed you'd pay." 3. "I don't think women are funny. Especially lesbians." 4. "My Dad is my best f...

'Dates From Hell': Teen Couple Shot Down On First Date

Posted 09.18.2012 | TV

There's something special about a first date. It can be nerve-wracking and stressful, but it should never go like the tragic first date featured on "D...

'Virgin Diaries': Skippy Collects His Belly Button Lint, Lives With Mom

Posted 07.19.2012 | TV

After the success of their first special featuring sexually inexperienced adults, TLC is back with more "Virgin Diaries" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on TLC). Th...

JOKE: The First Date

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

A college student scrapes together every penny he can find to go on a date with a woman he likes. Then he borrows his roommate’s car, picks up his d...

How Should Money Impact A First Date?

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.11.2012 | Women

Ladies, just offer to pay. Let go of the expectation that men "should" pay. The Mancession has come (and is slowly leaving). We're not racking up coll...

How to Have a Great First Date

Paige Parker | Posted 05.31.2012 | Women
Paige Parker

When it comes to dating, there's nothing that can strike fear and trepidation into the hearts of the hopeful quite like the first date.

If Money Can't Buy Love, What Can?

Jeanine Celeste Pang | Posted 07.29.2012 | Women
Jeanine Celeste Pang

The morning after our first date, I received a follow-up text from my suitor: "That was the best $20 I've spent on a date, ever. You should write about it." And so I did.

Is It Okay To Lie On A First Date?

Posted 02.24.2012 | Women

First dates are inherently awkward, and with all those get-to-know-you questions, you may be tempted to make yourself seem ever so slightly more succe...

Speed Dating 101.

Meredith Fineman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Style
Meredith Fineman

Everyone should try it. It definitely doesn't make you a loser. It's just efficient. Like a sushi conveyor belt, for your pants.

Best First Date Ideas For Post50 Singles

Posted 11.18.2011 | Fifty

First dates are destined to deliver awkward silences, miscalculated hand-placement, and green vegetable remnants between your teeth. While Post50 ...

Why I Don't Offer To Pay Unless...

Amary Wiggin | Posted 12.07.2011 | Women
Amary Wiggin

An intelligent man recognizes that paying isn't quite fair, but a man who cares pays.

Menopause, Sex And Valentine's Day: Dr. Pat's Notebook

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Valentine's Day month is a great opportunity to try some new tricks to jump start a libido that might be on life support, or to make better use of the juice we know we have.

How The Rich, Powerful And Famous Meet Their Lovers

AP | By MARY FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"And the Rest Is History: The Famous (and Infamous) First Meetings of the World's Most Passionate Couples" (Perigee, $18.95), by Marlene Wagman-Geller...