We weigh in with first date ideas, first date advice, and answers to your first date questions.
20 First-Date Conversations Starters That Work Every Time
Don’t succumb to awkward silence.
8 Ways To Have a Better First Date
Butterflies be gone.
6 Things You Don’t Realize Are Coming Off As Sexist
It’s all about R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
How I Ended A Two-Year Dating Slump And You Can Too
Because if you’re not having fun, what’s the point?
10 Group Date Ideas That Won’t Bore You To Death
Read: not horrific.
Why I Meet My Matches ASAP
The real magic happens in real life.
What’s Going On With Your Emotions At These 12 Stages Of Sex And Dating
Don’t be surprised.
5 Surefire Ways to Impress Your Date
If you want to be interesting, get interested.
Why Fireworks On A First Date Aren’t Always A Good Thing
Without sparks flying, you get to see the person before you.
Writing A Book About Dating Apps Made Me Fall In Like With Dating Again
Maybe even with first dates.
4 Questions That Keep Me From Wasting Time While Dating
My time is precious.
18 Honest Responses For When You’re Asked How A Bad Date is Going
Because let’s be real, you’ll never see them again anyway.
I Let My Three Roommates Pick My Tinder Dates — And None Of Them Went As Expected
Is it opposites month?
5 Things You Should Speak Up About On A First Date
Because silence isn’t always golden.
7 Ways To Throw Down After Being Stood Up
“This solo, solo, everybody.”
This Pair Matched On Tinder Three Years Ago And Finally Met IRL — On Camera
Talk about an epic first date.
We Aren’t Sure We’d Have Survived This First Date
It is not for the faint of heart.
This Is Pretty Much The Craziest Way To Meet Your Tinder Match
Not your typical drinks meetup.
I Went On Three First Dates In A Day And Here’s What I Learned
I continue to reap the benefits.
12 Go-To Responses For When You Want To Cancel A First Date
Fear of going out > fear of missing out.
4 Ways NOT To Talk About Your Ex On A First Date
So weird how they were all “crazy!”
This Is What It’s Like Dating In Spain
It’s not all sunshine and sangría.
To The Tinder Date I Ghosted, I’m Sorry
We never should have gone on a second date.
Tinder Diaries: My Mutual Connections Are Sabotaging My Love Life
Is there such thing as a perfect stranger anymore?
This Is What It’s Like To Date In Thailand
Let me tell you, it’s not easy.
How I Used Tinder To Help Ease My Social Anxiety
RIP lonely Friday nights.
How To Spot Red Flags Before You Get In Too Deep
When a person shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
No First Date Should Last Longer Than An Hour
Keep it short and sweet — then schedule a second date.
My Brief And Failed Attempt At Polyamory
Once a reluctant dater, always a reluctant dater.
I Applied 5 Work Lessons To My Dating Life and Actually Got Results
“Ask for what you want,” has always been my guiding principle at the office. I finally became bold enough to see if it worked on dates.
I Flew To Another Country For A First Date
I’m all about making my own fairytales.
How You Act On A First Date, According To Your Zodiac Sign
Thank your lucky stars.
I Brought Up My Exes And Other ‘Taboo’ Topics On My First Dates
Is honesty really the best policy?
You’re Ready For Your First Queer Date. Now What?
Lessons from a decade of experience.
3 Dating Cues We Should Be Taking From Scandinavia
Mutual respect, sexual liberation, and independence? Consider us sold.
Ditching The Bar For My First Dates Was Actually A Clutch Choice
Could you get through a first date without liquid courage?
Food & Drink
The Best Miami Date Restaurants, According To Local Industry Greats
Consider this your go-to handbook.
I Confessed To Being A Cyber Stalker On The First Date
I’m a journalist, so I like to verify someone is who they say they are.
8 First Date Rules That Have No Place In My Single Life — Or Yours
Peace out, dinosaurs.
7 Exit Strategies For Terrible Dates
That fake phone call ploy needs to be put to bed.
Tinder Diaries: Which Of These 5 Guys Will Get The Date?
I made plans with multiple guys in the same night. Nothing could go wrong.
5 Real People Share The First Dating App Conversation They Had With Their Partner
Behold the next generation of the meet-cute.
Do Millennials Care About How Much Money Their Date Makes?
Men are still more likely to cover a greater portion of expenses in heterosexual relationships.
The Best Date Bars In Seattle, According To Industry Insiders
No ghosting, just great spirits.
Food & Drink
A Letter To People Who Share Meals On A First Date
I like my filet all to myself, TYVM.
Style & Beauty
Here’s How to Channel Your Inner Jonah Hill On A First Date
These are the best lewks to copy from the style icon himself.
This Is How Feminists Decide Who Pays For The First Date
Giving new meaning to "it's complicated."
I Went On A Date Every Day For 2 Weeks — Here’s What Happened
Yes, you can get over your ex in two weeks.
12 Radically Honest Questions To Ask Your Dates
It's not rude to be direct.
7 Real Women On The Best First Date They’ve Ever Been On
Sometimes you end up in Vegas.