First Date

This Is What Dating Will Be Like In 2040

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What will dating be like in 25 years time? Pretty bleak, if this is anything to go by. A new report predicts that by 2040, there'll be no need to e...

These Terrible First Date Stories Have To Read To Be Believed

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

First dates are a tricky affair. It’s often difficult to know what’s appropriate, and what’s not. How not to come off as creepy. And how ...

Introducing The Most Awkward Coffee Date. Ever.

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Canadian writer, Anne Thériault, was sitting in her local coffee house, trying (and failing) to do work, when her ears pricked up. Over on the ot...

'Boyfriend Material': What to Wear on a First Date

Prince Cassius | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Style
Prince Cassius

We are seemingly spoiled for choice when it comes to dating in the digital age, so to help you stand out from the crowd, I will show you how your appearance alone can speak volumes before you even utter the first "hello."

Four Awkward Online Dating Moments and How to Handle Them

Liz Marie | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

A new relationship is the perfect breeding ground for awkward moments, especially when you're dating someone from the internet. While there is nothing you can do to prevent these awkward moments from happening, there are ways to handle them so they don't leave a lasting impression.

This Is Why Instagram Shouldn't Be Allowed Near First Dates

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The lead-up to a first date is always pretty scary. Hundreds of thoughts race through your mind: what if we have nothing in common? What if they d...

The 10 Types of Dates Every Woman Will Go On in Their Lifetime

Liz Marie | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

The "I Don't Want To Waste My Good Hair Day Date" You catch a glimpse of your reflection in the mirror and think "Damn! I look super hot today, I simply cannot waste this pretty on going home and doing laundry." So you set up a date, obviously!

WATCH: The Most Awkward End To A Date

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Boy meets girl, boy swoops in for kiss with girl, girl ducks out of the way and shakes his hand. We don't know how this unfortunate guy is going to ge...

A Booze-Free Date in a Museum - What Could Possibly Go Right?

The Guyliner | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Alcohol isn't always a must on a date, but it helps. Not only can inebriation aid attraction and conversation or soothe disappointment, it is also handy to have something to sip during awkward silences. Will I really be able to fall in love without a glass of beer in my hand?

Online Dating: How To Have a Successful Conversation

Eden Blackman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eden Blackman

So I'm sure you've all got the basics of online dating and setting up a profile down now, but what happens when you need to start a conversation? What should you say? What shouldn't I say? What if they don't like me? Or, worse still, what if they don't reply?

How an Edamame Bean Turned an Awkward Date Into a Nightmare

The Guyliner | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

At that moment, our main courses arrive. My stir-fried vegetables look even limper and sorrier than I feel. I pick at them. Hugh eats his curry greedily, like he can't wait to finish it and get out of here. I am thankful for this. We do not speak at all.

Chat-Up Lines: To Ask, Or Not To Ask: That Is The Question.

Eden Blackman | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Eden Blackman

They say first impressions last a lifetime. So to heap even more pressure on that opening conversation, someone once came up with the catastrophic idea of the 'chat-up' line.

A Date With the Nice Guy Who Always Finished Last

The Guyliner | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

His profile promised the romantic equivalent of high-speed broadband. Instead he is, at best, alternately fizzing and flatlining dial-up on the Isle of Skye. He's telling me about his career thus far. It's light on comedy.

LOOK: Best First Date Ideas In London

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

There is no winner in the date scenario that involves stale crisps, tepid beer and a questionable pub gherkin, so make sure you heed the HuffPost UK's...

What's (Officially) The Biggest First Date Turn-Off?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

First dates are such a minefield of sexual chemistry and expectations fuelled by lots of white wine, but one thing you probably can control is your br...

Drinks? Lunch? Dinner? The Dilemma of the First Date

Daniel Warner | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

Recently I read that there is a simple way to tell if someone is really 'into' us, and not surprisingly, in a material world full of material girls (and boys), it supposedly depends on how much money and how much commitment we are willing to put into that initial meeting or on that all important first date.

What Is The Biggest Turn Off On A First Date?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

This week, men voted fake tan and heavy make-up among the biggest first date turn-offs. Now, ladies, before you go up in arms, HuffPost UK Lifestyl...

An Intriguing Date With the Reluctant Casanova

The Guyliner | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

He raises an eyebrow in what appears to be a well-practised move. My buttocks clench. "Same thing happens every time," he says. "They fall in love, I get bored, and I break their heart. Every. Fucking. Time." His eyes rest on me as he finishes his little speech.

Is It Ever OK to Ditch Your Date if a Better Offer Comes Along?

The Guyliner | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

My date has just got back from New York. I know this because he mentions it every five sentences. The shimmering neon is still visible in his starstruck eyes, and has blinded him to the fact that my own glazed over some time ago. My eye wandering over his shoulder to someone standing in the distance. That someone looks familiar. Hotly familiar.

Why Your First Date Should Be a No-Food Zone

The Guyliner | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Going for dinner is a perfectly pleasant experience most of the time, but food on a first date is an absolute no-no for me, even if I'm feeling supremely confident about my table manners.

Three Tricks Successful Men Use to Always Get the Second Date

Brandon Wade | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Brandon Wade

Successful men have a mental attitude much like that of a salesman. Whether it's a new project, stocks, a new tech product out in the market, and yes, even a second date. After a successful meeting, these men never assume the other person is interested. Rather, they use mental tricks to guarantee a second meeting with that person.

A Delicious Date With the Lip-Smacking Lovely Who Had a Bellyful

The Guyliner | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

I have a rule: no food on a first date. It can only end in disaster, really. Sauces slop down your front a whole lot more eagerly if you're dining opposite somebody you're desperate to impress and vegetable-induced farts are all the more enthusiastic if they know you're sharing crudités with a stranger.

Three Dates In

Emily Sargent | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Sargent

I always wondered before I came out what the first date would be like. I figured I'd probably wear a nice Ted Baker shirt and she'd be at the bar rocking a crew cut. I was confused when this didn't fill me with a sense of thrill. Apparently my imagination was aggressively stunted until I moved to Brighton four weeks ago.

Revealed: The Map Of ‘Date Britain’

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Whether it’s listening to your favourite tunes, booking a hair appointment or having a stiff drink for a touch of dutch courage – we all have our ...

Five Ways to Make Sure You're a Fantastic First Date

The Guyliner | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Uncle Guyliner is here with five pointers to prepare you. (Warning, if you're a horse-frightener or extremely boring, these may not help you any, but they're a start, at least. Right? Right.)