From cute date ideas to the best questions to get to know someone, here are all of our tips and advice for prepping for a first date.
Why Fireworks On A First Date Aren’t Always A Good Thing
Without sparks flying, you get to see the person before you.
How To Come Back From The MOST Embarrassing Date Slip-Ups
No, it doesn’t involve fleeing the scene.
5 Impossible Standards You Shouldn’t Have To Live Up To
5 Ways To Dip Out Of An Entirely Awful Date
Because your comfort is top priority.
7 Creative Ways To Ask Someone Out And Get The Date
The line between extremely charming and coming on too strong, walked deftly.
How to Date A Gender Nonconforming Person
And date as a gender nonconforming person, too.
No Butterflies On A First Date? That’s A Good Thing.
They’re not all they’re cracked up to be.
The Trick That Makes Every First Date Better
It’s time to get personal.
This One Thing Is Probably Killing Your Dating Life
Release your inner control freak.
These 5 Things Will Annoy Anyone Out Of Going Out With You
Don’t be that person.
When It Is And Isn’t OK To Bail On A Date
An important refresher.
How To Practice Chivalry In The Age Of Casual Dating
Just because dating is informal doesn’t mean that you have to be.
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.
The Voice Behind Daddy Issues Is Living Her Best Tinder Life
Consider her sold.
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.
The $wipe: What A 31-Year-Old Single In Portland, Oregon Spends On Dating
Am I possibly falling for the first guy I’ve gone out with since my breakup?
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!”
I Owe The Date I Bailed On An Apology So I Wrote Him This Open Letter
You did nothing wrong until I handled things poorly.
This Foodie Influencer Goes On Three Seriously Delicious Tinder Dates
Everything is better with food.
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?
In Defense Of Sex On The First Date
Because knowledge is power.
Dating Is Better With Friends, Especially in Tulum
Less nerves + more fun = success.
How I Used Tinder To Help Ease My Social Anxiety
RIP lonely Friday nights.
From Hawaii to LA, What To Wear On A First Date
There's nothing wrong with showing off what you've got.
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.
OK, These 28 Women Went On Some Seriously Awesome First Dates
Count us in for a helicopter ride on our next date.
7 Winter Date Ideas For Masochists
The weather outside is frightful, but you’re into it.
True Story: I Hated My Boyfriend Before I Fell For Him
I thought he was a jerk the first time I met him. I was (mostly) wrong.
First-Date Nerves As Told By ‘Riverdale’
I’m short of breath just writing this.
I Flew To Another Country For A First Date
I’m all about making my own fairytales.
Food & Drink
No Apologies: Everything I Ate On A First Date Last Year
Don't be afraid to dig in.
The Art Of Dating With Zero Effort
Standing, or rather, sitting ovation.
How You Act On A First Date, According To Your Zodiac Sign
Thank your lucky stars.
7 Women Reveal The Worst Things They’ve Done On A First Date
You try getting stuck with a toilet-paper enthusiast.
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.
28 Single Women Reveal Their No-Fail First Date Move
These will have them coming back for more.
We Put Zodiac Compatibility To The Test
Three dates, three star signs, one big question.
Ditching The Bar For My First Dates Was Actually A Clutch Choice
Could you get through a first date without liquid courage?
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.
Style & Beauty
Is Your Go-To First Date Outfit Dirty? Here’s How To Get Smells Out Fast
We'll never think about vodka the same way again.