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Take the Great First Date Survey!

Think of it as sort of participating in an online time capsule: What is it like, in early 2020, to go on a first date? What are people really doing?

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The Surprising Thing All Guys Seem to Worry About Before First Dates

When we asked a bunch of guys to tell us what, if anything, they get nervous about on a first date, we were expecting the usual answers. But one common theme quickly emerged from nearly every one of the dudes we talked to.

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If Rap Genius Did ‘Date Genius’

Will there be a second date? Date Genius knows the answer…

Lessons on Dating from ‘How to Win Friends & Influence People’

While it may have come out 75 years ago, it’s still completely relevant for one reason: human needs (unlike our means of communication) have stayed exactly the same.

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Should You Ever Have Sex on a First Date?

In this week’s “Call Your Boyfriend” column, Ryan O’Connell tackles questions about sex on the first date and handling going out while single. Have a question? Ask away!

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Why It’s Perfectly OK if the First Date is Just… Average

“Here we are, one year later. And it all started with one routine first date.”

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10 Easy Ways to Impress Her on the First Date

Everyone’s different, of course, but here are a few basic guidelines to help make sure you don’t get off on the wrong foot.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Take Every First Date Dancing

Really, you should try it sometime.

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The Right Way to Cancel a Date: 5 Simple (But Important) Guidelines

Something came up? Here’s how to make it clear you have a legitimate excuse.

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The Perfect First Date in 40 Objects

Behold the perfect first date in 40 objects (and a couple of gestures, if we’re getting technical).