16 Questions You Should Never Ask on a First Date

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Want to sabotage a first date before it even starts? Then ask this set of inappropriate and inflammatory set of questions.

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Men and Their Inner Goat

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Bettina Arndt discusses “the vexed business of accommodating male and female sexual needs.”

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Never Again: Figuring Out What to Commit to, and Why

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Nas Who talks about how sometimes, commitment can be the wrong move.

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Hegemonic Heterosexuality

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Why are we told that miserable relationships are the romantic ideal? Noah Brand breaks down the assumptions underlying the cultural messages.

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In One Basket

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For Shawn Shinneman, a sophomore-year breakup leads him to answer the question: What kind of man do I want to be?

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Dating Advice From a Shaman: Keep Calm and Carry On

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Are you having your first date in years, or first date of the night? Either way, you might be navigating some nervous moments.

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Two Abortions, Herpes, and 69: Some Things That Made Me Not Go on a Second Date

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“I was too much of a coward to say I was sorry.”

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The Fakir

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Jackie Summers offers inspiring Valentine’s Day advice for would-be Cupids.

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10 Tips for Using Online Dating Sites to Find Long-Term Love

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Mika Doyle responds to commenters who are sick of reading dating “don’t” lists.

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Your Soulmate Isn’t Who You Think It Is

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Mark Radcliffe thinks you should skip the supermodel and go for the one who loves you even on your worst days.

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Be The Man

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Jamie Reidy has just three words for you to remember on a first date: Be. The. Man.

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Why Men Deserve a Break in the Dating Marketplace

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Nicole Johnson explains that while women are gaining equality in the 21st century, the dating marketplace still places an unfair burden upon men.

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6 Ways to Create Juicier Connections With Women

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Jeffrey Platts offers advice on what to do when your conversations suck.

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Online Dating and the Real ‘You’

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Oliver Lee Bateman has a foolproof guide to setting up your online dating profile.

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Top Three Mistakes Men Make in Online Dating

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Mike Doyle gives digital frogs advice on how to become princes.

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The World Needs More Teds Than Barneys

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Mark Radcliffe laments that the guy who’s a great catch in the long run doesn’t always make the best first impression.

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