A Brief History of Dating

Our present dating habits can feel like a natural part of existence, but in reality, they’ve only been around for a very short time and, we predict, won’t continue for too…

How to Prove Attractive to Someone on a Date

The goal can be stated simply enough: the overwhelming priority, when on a date with someone we like, is to persuade them to like us back. But the simplicity of the…

Existentialism and Dating

Dating brings us close to a particular strand of philosophy that, the rest of the time, might not seem particularly relevant to our lives: existentialism. One of the movement’s major proponents…

What to Talk About on a Date

Our initial impulse might be to pick up on a current event, some detail of the environment or a few impressive things about our careers. But if a date is at…

What to Eat and Drink on a Date

Restaurants have traditionally enjoyed a crucial and privileged place in the history of dating, providing us with enough privacy to get to know one another and enough public scrutiny to help…

How to Seduce Someone on a Date

On a first date with someone we like, we really want – of course – for the evening to go well. There are many, varied bits of advice in circulation: don’t…