Be A Better Dater: Why Having a Plan Is So, So Important

Avoid the “I dunno” at all costs.


13 Dr. Seuss Pickup Lines for Your Potential Sneech Muffin

I’ve danced with Thing 1, and held hands with Thing 2. But not a creature in Whoville compares to you.

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12 Last-Minute Steps to Prep Your Apartment for a Guy

If the only good thing that happens from this date is that your sheets got cleaned, then that’s a pretty good day.


5 Ways to Quickly Brush Up on the Political Scene Before A Date

Suddenly realizing you’re not as up on current events as you should be? Don’t panic.


The Art of Seduction: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you practice comporting yourself in a slightly more elegant (and, yes, seductive) manner on your own time, being sexy will become something you are, not just an act you put on around guys.

Online Dating 101: Is Your Username Too Revealing?

Do women really need to know that I regularly eat warm hummus that may or may not have gone bad before I even meet them? Or that I’m A COMPLETE IDIOT?


9 Things To Do When Someone You Like Friends You On Facebook

Your crush just friended you on Facebook? Calm down. Don’t panic. Follow these instructions exactly.

Modern Love Recap: The Real Importance Of A Meet-Cute

After taking a few weeks off from straight forward romance (that butterfly sex one was kind of a blip), this Sunday’s Modern Love column is straight-up misty-eyed sentimentality, in the best possible way.


Whoa, Remember “Video Dating?”

We’ve come a long way in the dating world since the 80s.

10 People You Should Be Following on Twitter If You’re Single

Some are hopeful, some are helpful, some are hilarious. If you’re single, you should be following all of them.


The Real Benefits of Getting Yourself Off Before A Date

Does masturbation really get sex off the brain? Can it make you less nervous before a date? Here’s the breakdown of what’s true and false.


Your Girl Friday: How Do I Prepare For an Overnight Date?

“I have my third date with a girl I really like this weekend and I feel like it’s probably going to end in a sleepover. What should I do?”


5 Ways to Screw Up the First Date Before It Happens

From telling your date what to wear to making a grand gesture, the things that will get you an uncomfortable “I hate to do this, but…” text before the first date.

It’s Official: Inside At The Bar Is The Best Spot To Wait For Your Date

If your date makes you wait, may as well kill time at the bar (according to those of you who voted in last week’s poll).


If You Could Read a Review of Someone You Were Considering Dating, Would You?

A new site that allows users to anonymously rate their exes got us thinking: If you had access to an honest, non-biased review of someone you were seriously considering dating, would you want to read it?


Don’t Look For The Right Person: Become The Right Person

What are you doing to become the right person?


Poll: If You’re Early, Where Do You Wait For Your Date?

Outside the restaurant, at the bar, or at a table: tell us where you kill those extra five minutes before your date arrives.


“Sorry I Ate All the Bread/Got Drunk”: The Pros and Cons of Waiting for Your Date At the Table, Bar, Doorway

If you arrive to your date before the person you’re meeting does, where should you wait for them?