First Dates

First Dates: The Reasons We Hate Them, The Reasons We Still Go

Rosy Edwards | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Edwards

First dates are the romantic equivalent of vomiting: everyone fucking hates vomiting. This is crucial to the show's success, however, because as audience members we get to be voyeurs of this often excruciating experience, empathising from a safe distance.

First Dates and Sexual Preconceptions

Freiya Benson | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Freiya Benson

As a trans woman, a large part of why I sleep with people early on is because I need to feel wanted, I need to feel attractive, I need to feel normal, because for me, most of the time those things are off limits, especially when it comes to dating

If Women Were Honest On First Dates, They'd Say Things Like This

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Comedy

From wishing you'd shaved your legs to pretending to know obscure bands, we think every woman will be able to relate to this sketch by BuzzFeed, which...

Six Foolproof Second Date Tips

Liz Marie | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

The first date gets a lot of attention, doesn't it? A slew of blog posts and articles devoted to date #1 pop up on the internet nearly everyday. When the first date is over, and you've kissed goodnight and made plans to see each other again over the weekend... now what? Here are six foolproof second date tips!

Poorna Bell

Men: How To Not Stuff Up Your First Date | Poorna Bell | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Men, you'd think first date advice is a no-brainer. Don't dress like a tramp, offer to pay for the first round of drinks and do not, under any circums...

Five Reasons You Should Never Go on a Running Date

The Guyliner | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

One date you shouldn't go on? Running. Or any fitness. But especially running. And it is a thing. A guy once asked me out for a running date and I read an execrable magazine column where one of the guys on a date wanted to go running. So it's officially a thing. And here's why you shouldn't do it.

Thanks, But No Thanks, The Kinder Way to Turn Down a Date

The Guyliner | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

When you're online dating, a lot of dates happen when they really shouldn't... Because you are so adorable, desirable and amazing, lots of people will want to date you, but you can't be into all of them. So you should be clear from the off about what you do and don't want in your online dating profile.

Wash Behind Your Ears - And Nine Other Dating Dos and Don'ts

The Guyliner | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

If you really want a date to go somewhere, you'll have to be honest - so no adding mystery inches to your height, re-imagining job titles or boasting of non-existent celebrity connections. You'll be found out for sure, and, your date will wonder just what else you're lying about...

Not Tall, Not Dark and Kinda Funny-Looking: Dating a Guy Who Isn't Your Type

The Guyliner | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

When he arrives, I'm totally at ease. I have no expectations; I'm just out for a drink. I'm just myself, whatever that is, and he can like it or lump it. It doesn't matter if I don't fancy him, right? It's a shock, then, to find myself warming to him almost immediately.

Our First Date Was in the Bathtub - Where Next for Me and the Cute Colombian Guy?

The Guyliner | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

In his faltering English, he tells me he wants to take me out for coffee. I've loads of work to do and look like I've been sleeping on the backseat of a bus for a week, but when I cast my mind back to the bubbles, I remembering liking what I saw. Let's see how he holds up without the taps digging into his back.

A Date With the Good-Looking Graduate Who Turned Out to Be a Hot Mess

The Guyliner | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

The true currency of dating, the one you never really think about, is time. Whether you're buttering up a honey in a noisy bar, doing extra lengths at the swimming pool to impress a buff lifeguard or stumbling through endless online profiles, the amount of time you spend on this initial process can be disheartening if the end result is less than satisfactory.

How to Deal With First Date Disappointment

The Guyliner | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

If there's one thing you learn when you're looking for Mr Right, it's that there's a whole slew of Mr Wrongs just itching to get in your way. It's like being in a computer game: you have to despatch bad guy after bad guy in order get to the goods.

A First Date With the Witty Guy Who Might Just Be My Match

The Guyliner | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

You need a thick skin to be an internet dater. While there may be weeks where suitors are banging down your inbox, there are others when the only emails you'll get are from the dating site to remind you that you've been a customer for six months (already!) and must renew your subscription. Six months, and Mr Right still eludes you.