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How Hookup... Meet Cute? 8 Dates That Put The Butterflies Back Into Online Dating

A common hesitancy that people express about online dating is that you lose the "meet cute." Many single folks have fantasies of meeting the guy/girl of their dreams because of an airport luggage swap or when they're both inexplicably locked out of their apartments in their pajamas, or something else painfully adorable. They want to have a better story to tell their grandkids than "We met online." (Which is still a perfectly good story, of course!)

But we firmly believe at HowHookup that you should date how you want to. So if you want that meet-cute story, there's no reason your first real-life meeting with someone you met via online dating can't be as cute as any chance encounter. It just means you have to get a little clever about it.

Along those lines, here are 8 date ideas you should feel free to steal. (Click the date idea and then click "repost" to post any of them as a date!)









We hope these inspire you! Share your own ideas for how to arrange a "meet cute" in the comments.

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