Interesting dating stories

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7 Best First Date Stories

When we asked a few of our favorite women bloggers to tell us about their most memorable in a good way dates, they pretty much described a chick flick come to life. Prepare to be swept off your feet and inspired to break out of your date-night rut. My best date was my first date with my husband. We went to a movie before dinner, which was fun because we could talk about the movie at dinner—no awkward silences!

Funnily enough, we ended up seeing The Lives of Others , an intense foreign film, which was basically the opposite of a romantic comedy, but it definitely got our hearts pounding. Then we went to dinner at a pretty restaurant in my neighborhood and got a glass of brandy as a nightcap. I don't think I'd ever had brandy before, and it was delicious and made us all warm and giggly.

After, he walked me home and we kissed on the street, and people walking by whistled. It was a simple but lovely date—and I definitely recommend the whole movie-then-dinner thing. It was with a guy named Dan—it was our first date, and he planned a litany of fun activities. We took a ferry ride, with ice cream, to a local beach that I'd never been to, where we drank margaritas in the sand. Later, we went to a bar he knew of with Ping-Pong tables, where we challenged each other to a contest, ate pizza and laughed.

He later walked me home and kissed me on my doorstep. A-plus date all around—great company and conversation, and we tried something new. We had met once before, but this was our first date. It had taken weeks of texting and both actual and fake rescheduling—a girl can never be too hard to get—to finally get together. I don't remember exactly where we went, but what I do remember was conversation that could only be described as magical.

It was laden with quick, snappy banter, and one story begot three more. I could barely get in my signature "So one time at Oktoberfest…" story amiss all of his "So one time when I was working in Asia…" stories. The date lasted for eight hours without one awkward silence—surely a world record. After a month of dating, my now-husband and I were out to dinner at a nice restaurant, and I could tell he was really nervous about something.

After picking at his food all night, he finally admitted that he had told his parents all about me and that he wanted me to meet them. I knew it was a big deal for him because he's incredibly close with his mom and dad and because he had never introduced a girl to his family before. It was my best date ever because I immediately knew how serious he was about me, and it solidified my feelings for him as well.

The following weekend, I met his parents—and he met mine! Being the country-lovin' gal I claim to be—a pretense half based in truth and half part of my "look what a cool down-to-earth chick I am" shtick—it makes sense that my number one date wasn't in the city. It was during Fashion Week. My date aptly observed my quickly rising stress levels and decided to whisk me away to the Berkshires. While he put our promptly packed bags in the train's overhead compartment, I called my coworkers pleading the flu and a self-imposed quarantine—for their sake, of course.

And if they're reading this, I'm hoping they'll forgive me in the name of love. He and I spent the weekend eating numerous lobster rolls and then swimming in the lake—without waiting the recommended hour. The thrill of skipping work and forgoing my childhood lifeguard warning was just enough excitement to really heat things up. The best date I ever had was my first date with Los Angeles native Mark.

Hours after a chance meeting in the middle of a TV-show shoot in New York City's East Village, we reunited for dinner at a cozy Italian restaurant, where we quickly fell into effortless conversation. From there, we strolled over to Central Park for a moonlit carriage ride—the backdrop for our first kiss. The chemistry and conversation continued by Pulitzer Fountain in front of the legendary Plaza Hotel. We talked for hours, until Mark walked me home.

It was a magical night—one that ended up sparking a lengthy long-distance love affair. I still smile every time I walk by the Plaza. My best date ever? It wasn't with my current boyfriend. In fact, it wasn't even with a boy. Junior year of college, I studied abroad and traveled all over Europe with my roommate Kate. There was one exceptional afternoon in Venice.

We kept walking in circles through twisty passageways and over canal bridges, laughing as we ended up right where we started. The sun was shining. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. And there were quite a few handsome Italian men willing to help us find our way. After an hour of being lost, we arrived at the Peggy Guggenheim museum. I saw my first Picasso painting.

I just kept thinking to myself, This is the best afternoon ever. Who needs a guy to have the best date ever when you have a good friend and the world is your oyster? For my sixth birthday, I asked for two things: When I was growing up, he kept the Broadway-cast recording in his car, and we used to listen and sing along. My favorite part was playing the prima donna—go figure. I still remember what I wore when my dad and I went to see the show—an ivory eyelet Empire-waist dress with a Peter Pan collar—and where we went to dinner beforehand: Froggy's, for my favorite cheeseburger in town.

It was a magical night I will never forget. I chose this "first date," of sorts, as my definitive "best date ever" because it was spent with a man who I know will always love me, no matter what. The date itself was pretty standard—Italian restaurant, bar after. But what made it the best date ever was that this guy was on a totally different level from every other guy I had dated.

I remember there were a lot of "me too, me too! As in he never looked at my chest and he kept his hands to himself, even after several drinks. We just sat there me-tooing with this big happy bubble of respect between us. I finally saw how I should always be treated. I wish other women could experience that too. I've been taken to a lot of fancy-shmancy restaurants on Valentine's Day because that's what guys think girls want.

But for me, securing a reservation at some stuffy eatery isn't all that romantic or original. My best date was on February 14 a couple years back, when my current boyfriend had me over to his place for dinner. There were no boxes of chocolates or red roses but instead what must have been close to little candles flickering light throughout his entire place. The ambiance was simply magical, and it felt so indulgent to have someone cook for me. Plus, there's nothing more sensual than a plate of steaming risotto on a winter night.

I loved watching him maneuver around the kitchen while I sipped my red wine in the doorway. The whole night felt thought-out but not in an overly calculated sort of way. And any time I can go on a date and remain barefoot, it's a winner in my book. My best date ever was with my current boyfriend. Last fall, he took me apple-picking. We drove to New York's Hudson Valley and admired all the changing leaves. We picked and sampled lots of crisp apples, went to a great museum and drove home feeling totally content—and full.

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When we asked a few of our favorite women bloggers to tell us about their most memorable in a good way dates, they pretty much described a chick flick come to life. Prepare to be swept off your feet and inspired to break out of your date-night rut. My best date was my first date with my husband. We went to a movie before dinner, which was fun because we could talk about the movie at dinner—no awkward silences!

I knew the guy was a pilot, but had no idea that later that night he would teach me to fly the airplane!

Between deadbeat dudes, f-ck boys, ghosting and straight-up terrible first impressions, getting to know someone romantically can leave you feeling… drained. From not-so-discreet hook-up requests to poop-stained PJ pants, here are tragic things that have happened to us IRL. And to be clear:

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How do you tell the story of a strange night? In this way, I have given the story of a strange night comic shape, which is not the same as figuring out what that night has meant to me, if it's meant anything at all. Or maybe the moral is as simple as: Sometimes two people bump up against each other, and there's a little pop of static electricity, and your humming skin reminds you that every person is a charged object. The setting:

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Let's face it — the online dating world can be daunting.

I had my cousins meet up with us so they could hold up some signs on Space Mountain when they take your picture. Once we got off the ride she went up the stairs to see our picture and was pretty taken aback at what she saw.

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Aged 32 and single, Willard Foxton decided to set himself the challenge of trying as many dating websites as possible, to up his chances of finding the perfect partner. He certainly met some interesting types, but did he discover The One? I never really meant to start internet dating, but after a long-term relationship left me single aged 32, I didn't really feel like I had a choice. My break-up was a bit nightmarish — the girl was due to be the bridesmaid at our friend's all-American, taffeta ballgowns-and-doves-style wedding — you know, the kind of weddings they have at the end of American romcoms — and she failed to show. There's nothing quite like being introduced to people as "This is Willard — the guy the bridesmaid stood up" to make you feel about a foot tall. I didn't even get the pleasure of being the most tragic story at the wedding, as one other guest's boyfriend had confessed to being gay on the flight over and subsequently ended up copping off with the vicar at the reception. Getting back to the UK and taking stock, I realised my circle of single friends had dwindled as I'd got older, and I didn't want to date someone at work, as that's always struck me as complicated and potentially disastrous. I outlined my dilemma to my boss and she suggested I try online dating. She'd met her husband through it and assured me I'd be an absolute stud online, as I'm charming and normal, as opposed to most of the men on mainstream dating sites. Unfortunately, while I was charming, intelligent, funny and normal, that gave me no guarantee that the person I'd meet would be the same.

These Are Both The Worst And Best Tinder Date Stories Of All Time

Just skip a couple of paragraphs until the main article starts As discussed in Magic Bullets, a lot of Attraction is about helping a woman discover your good qualities. Telling stories is one of the best ways to do this. Telling stories about yourself also encourages her to do the same — a very good thing. Or, do both at the same time.

Having kissed my fair share of frogs on Tinder, I can attest that dating is horrible. The worst. Luckily, bad date stories are supremely entertaining and very fun to tell. In these scenarios, the lemon is a scrubby dude who always forgets his wallet at home. So chin up! That night you spent listening to some stranger talk about his reptile-hoarding proclivities makes you part of a great sisterhood.

In these days of Tinder swiping and hookups, dates can almost seem like an anachronism. And yet, good first dates live so strongly in our romantic imaginations. Or the epic first date I once had that involved meeting up in Central Park and then heading out to Queens to an old-fashioned ice cream parlor and then to the Louis Armstrong Museum, where we happened to see a jazz band up from New Orleans who walked through the house playing their instruments in homage to the jazz legend. So if you love first dates as much as I do, keep reading for some awesome first date stories. We met at a park in Mountain View on Sunday, two days after we first met.

We all have online dating horror stories. Too many, probably. The stories of finding true love via Tinder or your soul mate on Grindr are, understandably, fewer and further between. But they're out there, and you shared them with us. Here are the best ones. This couple met on Craigslist, and neither of them was murdered:

That said, the silver lining of a weird, funny, or just plain bad date is that it always makes for a great story. It was ridiculous, but, lucky for him, we both started cracking up. I was SO excited. I got super dressed-up and went to the campus bar to meet him. I guess I drunkenly gave my number to a random guy at a party who happened to have the same name as this cute guy in my architecture class.

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