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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?


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.


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.


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!


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.”


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.


7 Reasons Why You Should Take Every First Date Dancing

Really, you should try it sometime.


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.


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).