first dates

"One time this guy told me the story of how a ghost tried to kill him and began crying to me in a bar."
Five reasons to "go there" when getting to know someone new.
Your first instinct is almost always the right instinct.
I know dozens of you have met your soul mate online, and I salute you. I am not salute-worthy. Following are the alleged reasons I should try online dating now, and my first hand justifications for rejecting those reasons.
Figures released by The National Crime Agency (NCA) show the number of people reporting rape on their first date with someone
No, your date does not want to come over and "hang out."
I've polled this topic extensively with friends and there is no cut and dry answer to the question of what's the best way to turn someone down.
Picking the right restaurant for dinner is always important. Picking the right restaurant for a date -- whether it's a first meeting, a special anniversary, or a night out with the person you married decades ago -- is absolutely crucial.
Having dumped my Muddy Farmer, I was absolutely ready to play the field. I took a lot of glamorous selfies, and refreshed my profiles on my favored dating websites. A week later, I am sitting on a flight to Dusseldorf when I notice the man next to me.
Some lanky high school freshman kid with a too-red face who never got the memo on how combs work had that determined look in his eye of: "One day I'm going to look like John Cusack," and knocked on our front door to pick up my daughter for her first real "date."
Is there a divorced person on planet Earth who actually enjoys first dates? Does anyone really look forward to meeting a complete stranger for coffee or drinks?
eHarmony Gabe's soul is every bit as kind as I had anticipated. There is also every bit as much chemistry between the two of us as I had anticipated -- er, every bit as little? There is zero chemistry. Just zero.
You're excited, nervous, doubtful, hopeful, ambivalent, hesitant, happy. There are just a few of the thoughts and emotions most people experience when preparing for a first date.
I wonder, if part of what's wrong with the dating world these days is our incessant need to put labels on everything. I'll admit that when I see a person on a dating site say that they're looking for "friendship," I roll my eyes a bit.
By his own account, Marty is "fat and ugly, fat and ugly." To complete the picture, he's a hesitant never-been-married gap-toothed 34-year-old Bronx butcher who still lives with his mother.
I wake up exhausted from the prior day's double-header of dates and sigh grudgingly at the thought of doing it all over again. Dark circles under my eyes. Excessively large pores. Super excessive bloating from carbs and liquor.
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