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First Dates

6 Fun Date Ideas Women And Men Will Both Love

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

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com 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 06.24.2014 | Gay 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.

Hollywood Fringe: First Dates, Fringe Mainstage

James Scarborough | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

A trio of vignettes about the vagaries of romance, specifically, getting your foot in the door via that initial encounter, "First Dates," staged at the Fringe Mainstage Theatre, reminds us that it doesn't matter how a couple meets, it's that they meet in the first place.

Dating After Divorce: What Not To Do on a First Date

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 08.20.2013 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

If you want to increase your changes of success on a first date, here are five things not to do. They might make the difference when it comes to making plans for date number two versus experiencing a first date flop.

WATCH: La Toya Jackson's First Date In More Than A Decade

OWN | Posted 05.08.2013 | OWN

First dates can be awkward. Blind dates, even more so. Now imagine having your first blind date be with La Toya Jackson -- in front of cameras. This i...

Boomer in the City

Barbara Rose Brooker | Posted 05.05.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Rose Brooker

We met on BoomerHottie Singles, a new site for dating. He didn't post a photograph nor give me his last name so I can't Google him. Oh well, without risk how do you find love after 60? Ageism is rampant in this country. A numbers game.

8 Ways To Make First Dates Less Stressful

Posted 02.20.2013 | Divorce

You did it! You went and lined up your first date after divorce and you have to admit, you're feeling pretty proud of yourself. But not long after...

8 Reasons Not To Stress Out About A First Date

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.21.2013 | Women

At HuffPost Women, we talk a lot about how to make life less stressful for ourselves and readers. Dating, as most humans who engage in it have no doub...

How to Squash a Budding Relationship in 48 Hours or Less

Kendra Cunningham | Posted 03.04.2013 | Comedy
Kendra Cunningham

First, have your own specific expectations that you keep top secret. This is integral. You must have a preconceived notion of how the next 48 hours should go.

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...

25 Reasonable Qualities I'm Looking For In Women: Confessions of a Professional Online Dater

Joshua Pompey | Posted 01.27.2013 | Women
Joshua Pompey

As a male who refuses to settle for just any nice girl, here are 25 reasonable and realistic things that I am looking for when first getting to know someone. Am I just crazy?

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?

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 ...

Rejected Man 'Accidentally' Sends Hilarious Passive Aggressive Text

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.15.2012 | Women

Ahh, first dates. The butterflies, the insecurities, the potential ... The soul-crushing rejection followed by public humiliation. At least, that'...

Where Are the 'Normal' Men?

Natasha Scripture | Posted 06.03.2012 | Women
Natasha Scripture

I love men. Some of them. Sometimes. Just not the ones I've been out with recently.

Off To A Bad Start: Couple Arrested On First Date

Posted 12.14.2011 | Weird News

First dates can be awkward, so it's good to find common interests, like long walks on the beach or petty crime. Florida police arrested two teenag...

PICTURE: How NOT To Get A Second Date

Posted 10.28.2011 | Comedy

A great first date is awesome. You get home, tummy full of happy butterflies, while birds chirp merrily around your head and you think to yourself, "H...

Sex, Beer and Okinawa -- My First Date After Divorce

Ginger Emas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Ginger Emas

I went on my first date in 14 years. It may be another 14 years before I do it again. My best friend set me up with a doctor -- I think I should have started with a paper boy.

Gay Dating: Women Are Ruining Sex for Gay Guys

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mike Alvear

I'm from the old school. I believe in sex before dating.

Love Can Hurt -- Your Bank Account

BusinessWeek Via MSNBC | Alison Damast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The first date is just the start of what may turn out to be the largest spending spree of your life. With the average courtship before a marriage last...