Dating

Whether you're a teenager awaiting her first kiss or over your forties and already a parent, dating can be exhilarating and terrifying all at once. Make sense of dating and learn about the science behind love and relationships.

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Not Getting Online Dates? Your Bar Is Probably Too High

A study found that most online daters didn't get responses because they were sending them to prospects way more desirable than themselves. But some 20 percent got lucky.

New App Exposes the Pluses and Minuses of Sex Contracts

LegalFling is hoping to lessen the "he said, she said" thing with an app that can generate a supposedly legally binding sex contract before both partners get together. But will it really prevent problems?

The Winter Season Is Cuffing Season

Cuffing season is millennial-speak for the time of year when you want to pair up with a special someone. Is there just something about having a date for the big holidays or is there some science behind it too?

Young Relationships Are Poisoned by Poor Parenting and Cultural Misogyny, Not Hookup Culture

American parents aren't showing children how to succeed in romantic relationships, so structural misogyny and harassment are taking the wheel, a new report suggests.

10 First Date Tips

Forty-five percent of U.S. adults are unmarried, and most of us face first-date jitters: We worry about what to wear and what to talk about before we even know if the chemistry's there. So how can we calm our nerves and put our best face forward?

How to Ask a Guy Out

You've finally found a guy you really like, and you're ready to spend some quality time getting to know him. So how can you get a date with him?

5 Tips for Talking to a Guy on the Phone

Talking on the phone is a necessary step in the adolescent courtship ritual. Sure, there's talking at school, or commenting on Facebook, but bridging the gap between those activities and an actual date usually involves the telephone.

10 Free Date Activities in the Great Outdoors

Strapped for cash and need some good ideas for a date? Just take a quick look out your window -- the great outdoors offers an unlimited number of spots for fun, romantic dates that won't cost a penny.

5 Tips for Looking Your Best on a Date

Although more girls don't expect a guy to look like he just walked out of a glossy magazine ad, it does help to pay attention to your appearance before a date. We've got five tips to keep you looking sharp for the big night.

How to Approach a Girl

Talking to a girl you like can sometimes seem nerve-wracking. What if she rejects you or makes fun of you? On the other hand, what if she likes you and wants to date you too? If you're shy, we've got some tips to improve your chances of making a great first impression.

How to Approach a Guy You're Interested In

When you're interested in someone, making a good first impression is key, so hold your head high, take a deep breath and follow our tips for approaching that guy who caught your eye. And remember, if you don't ask for what you want, you won't get it.

How Men and Women Use Body Language to Flirt

Remember when it was easy to tell when someone was interested in you? But as we get older, the dating scene becomes much trickier. But don't worry. There are ways to let someone know you're checking them out, and flirting is one of them.

How to Build Confidence Before a Date

It's almost time for a big date, but you can't seem to get those butterflies out of your stomach. How can you pump up your confidence level so you're ready to have a good time?

5 First Date Ideas

More than 96 million Americans over the age of 18 are single. And there are probably scores of people right now chatting on the phone about crucial first-date decisions like what to wear and what to talk about. But we've got five great ideas for making the most important first date decision: what to do.

5 Signs a Date Went Badly

is like selling or buying a car. So, how do you tell if he's just taking a test drive, if she's in for the long haul or -- worse yet -- you've got a lemon on your hands?

10 Questions to Ask on a Date

So you've convinced someone to go on a date with you -- congratulations! Now what are you supposed to talk about? Knowing what to ask can spark good conversation and let you learn more about your potential love interest.

How to Get Out of a Bad Date

You finally landed that date you've been waiting for, but unfortunately, it's not turning out exactly how you'd hoped. How can you escape from a dating disaster?

How to Exude Confidence on a Date

Sweaty palms, shaky limbs, awkward pauses -- it's easy to get a little nervous before a date with a girl you like. But with a few easy tips a little courage, you can come off as confident and sure of yourself.

10 Dating Faux Pas

You've landed a date with someone new, and now you need to make a great first impression. If you want to score that second date, be sure to avoid these 10 dating faux pas!

How to Ask a Girl Out

A guy can be successful, nice, funny, and still manage to strike out with girls all the time. It's frustrating and demoralizing when you don't know what you're doing wrong. But don't worry -- you can change your technique without changing who you are.

5 Tips for Talking With a Girl on the Phone

So, there's this girl. You like her a lot, right? And you think there's a pretty good chance she likes you. You decide that it might be time to move things to the next level. The next (nerve-racking) level, of course, is talking to her on the phone.

How can I tell when to text and when to call?

Remember when asking someone on a date was as simple as making a phone call? If you do, you're probably reminiscing about the days before December 1992, the month that dating changed forever. That month marked the birth of the text message -- but should you use it to ask someone out?

How to Have a Great Date on a Budget

"You gotta make the money first. Then when you make the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women," says gangster Tony Montana in the 1983 film "Scarface." The line may be iconic, but it's also woefully wrong -- you don't need tons of cash to woo a woman.

5 Ways to Prevent Facebook Drama During a Breakup

In the Internet age, the drama surrounding the end of a relationship can spread quickly when people share friends with one another over social networks like Facebook. Is there any way to prevent it?

How to Salvage a Bad Date

If you find yourself singing "Another One Bites the Dust," after yet another sorry date, we've got some good news. There are ways to rescue that date from disaster and turn it into (we hope) an enjoyable experience. Read on.


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