Tell Someone You’re Breaking Up In Person, Or Don’t Tell Them Anything At All

Well, you’re all very mature: the majority of voters in last week’s poll said that relationships, even casual ones, have to happen face-to-face.


Poll: How Do You Break Off Your Pre-Exclusive Relationship?

What’s the best way to break up with your not-quite-significant other? In person, by phone, or do you just stop contacting them?

11 Ways To Tell That Your Summer Fling Is Over

Are your summer dreams about to be ripped at the seams?


The Seemingly Harmless Question You Should Stop Asking Single People

The problem with this question is that it immediately puts the dater on the defensive. They’ve just described a happy romantic experience, which, need I remind you, doesn’t happen every day.

The 7 “Real” Reasons He Didn’t Call You Back

Anybody who dates guys knows this story: You go out on a first date, you seem to click, he never calls


Guys: 5 Things To Have In Your House In Case She Spends The Night

Here are five things a girl would hope to find while spending the night with an adult.


The Dating Wire: Why Guys Go Ghost and Why Being a Nice Guy Is Okay

Plus: Terrible Dates and Advice From Jane Fonda


Online Dating 101: How To Plan A Second Date

You met online. You had a great date. Now you want to follow up and see if there’s really a spark, or it was just a fluke. Here’s how to make it happen.


Online Dating 101: How To Keep The Dates You Make

You should never let poor time management get in the way of finding love.

Poll: How Long Can You Date Someone Before You’re Exclusive?

Are there guidelines for how long you can date someone before you’re exclusive? Should you ride that train as long as you can? Or does it just all depend on where the two of you are at?


Vocab Lessons: Ever Had a “Bangover”?

Apparently, it’s a good thing!


How Long Should You ACTUALLY Wait To Call A Woman?

Everyone knows you’re supposed to wait 3 days to call. But if everyone knows that, is it still effective?


Vocab Lessons: Have You Ever Been Guilty Of “Ghosting?”

It doesn’t have anything to do with Swayze. Unfortunately.


“I Like You, You’re Really Great, But…” The Danger Of Wafflers

You spend a lot of time together, laugh at each other’s jokes, maybe even hook up. But when you press further, you always get the same response: “You know I like you! You’re really great. But–”

Sex Etiquette: Making The Bed, And Other Post-Hookup Gestures

Yesterday, after our post on sex etiquette, HowHookup columnist Joy Engel found me on GChat and asked: “Do you make the bed?”


Wine Corks, Guitar Picks, And Other Dating Mementos

When we go on vacations, we buy souvenirs. When we go to concerts, we save ticket stubs or tshirts. After dances, we dry our corsages. So what kind of stuff do we keep around after we’re done dating someone?


Post-First Date Text Etiquette: Do You Agree With These Rules?

We’ve waxed poetic on our love for the text message here before on The Date Report, but when it comes to the early stages of dating, are there circumstances in which you should still pick up the phone?

Online Dating 101: Don’t Wait Too Long To Respond (If You’re Interested)

This just in: Waiting too long to respond to your messages can decrease your chances of going on actual dates.


He Said/ She Said: Why She Didn’t Call You Back

The male and female perspectives on the matter are different , but probably not in the way that you’d expect.