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The Ultimate First Date Guide: Everything You’d Ever Need to Know (Seriously)

You’ll want to bookmark this one.

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The 8 Types of First Dates (And Their Pros and Cons)

Figuring out what you’re going to do on your first date is sort of like a Choose Your Own Adventure of potential romance — or awk…

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My Pre-Date Ritual: Townsend, 23, from Chelsea

“You definitely don’t want to be the guy showing up for a Saturday night first date in a full suit and tie.”

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13 Things That Go Through Your Head Before a First Date

Every. Single. Time.

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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 2013, to go on a first date? What are pe…

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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 an…

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If Rap Genius Did ‘Date Genius’

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

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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 communica…

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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 w…

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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).

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10 Reminders That The Dumb Thing You Said On Your Date Wasn’t The End Of The Universe

We can’t all be winners all the time.

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8 Reasons You Should Bring Every First Date To A Beer Garden

It’s hard for anyone to deny that the beer garden is the perfect location for every life event. Especially first dates.

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10 Things It’s Okay To Reveal On A First Date

“I felt like I was so nervous that I couldn’t talk, and was out of conversation topics. So I brought up ‘Shower Belly’.”

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The Top 10 Worst First Date No-Nos

Talking about Dave Matthews Band is even more of a “don’t” than talking about Nickelback, according to HowAboutWe members.

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