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Dating is pressure and tension. What is a date, really, but a job interview that lasts all night?

JERRY SEINFELD, stand-up routine

Dating is about finding out who you are and who others are. If you show up in a masquerade outfit, neither is going to happen.

HENRY CLOUD, How to Get a Date Worth Keeping

In its purest form, dating is auditioning for mating (and auditioning means we may or may not get the part).

JOY BROWNE, Dating for Dummies

Don't look for a partner who is eye candy. Look for a partner who is soul food.

KAREN SALMANSOHN, Twitter post, July 12, 2015

Hurry not a woman's favor; neither forcer her hastily to surrender to thee. For she goeth into love as she goeth into the waters at the seashore; first a hand and then a lip goeth she in by littles. She diveth not, she leapeth not from the pier; but by gentle shocks and cries of protest she entereth slowly; yet when the waters of love encompass her, then she is supported. She swimmeth in her joy; she floateth on the tide of happiness.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Everybody knows the pressure of a first date: Searching for that perfect outfit. Hunting for ways to be engaging. Dissecting each detail when it's over to check for mistakes. Dating can make even the most confident person lose his cool.

KELLY STARLING, Ebony Magazine, May 2000

Love, love, love -- all the wretched cant of it, masking egotism, lust, masochism, fantasy under a mythology of sentimental postures, a welter of self-induced miseries and joys, blinding and masking the essential personalities in the frozen gestures of courtship, in the kissing and the dating and the desire, the compliments and the quarrels which vivify its barrenness.

GERMAINE GREER, The Female Eunuch

Dating is not a great way to "really get to know someone." Why? Because everyone is on best behavior during a date. If you really want to get to know someone, watch the person at school every day, or both of you get a job together at McDonald's. Eight straight hours over a hot greaser full of fries will tell you the real tale.

BLAINE BARTEL, Every Teenager's Little Black Book on Sex and Dating

Dating is primarily a numbers game.... People usually go through a lot of people to find good relationships. That's just the way it is.

HENRY CLOUD, How to Get a Date Worth Keeping

One of the strengths of Internet dating is that it's anonymously impersonal, which helps take the sting out of rejection. If you're interested in someone who notices your profile or you're intrigued by a computer-generated match, let the e-mail begin. If you're not interested, delete the e-mail with about the same level of remorse you'd feel from dumping jellyfish overboard.

JUDSEN CULBRETH, The Boomer's Guide to Online Dating

Some women are to be captured by storm and some taken by siege; yet if there be not a traitor in her heart that shall deliver up the garrison, thou shalt not prevail over her.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

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Dating is meant to be temporary. You don't want to be friends with just one person. You don't want to learn only one person's interests, ways, or habits. You don't want to discover how you react to just one person. Dating one person is like trying one new food. Pizza's great, but if you never tried anything else, you'd never know how supper hamburgers and hot dogs and tacos and chop suey are.

CAROLE MARSH, Sex Stuff for Kids 7-17

Repeat not the manner of a flirtation; for lo, all the world shall hear of it, and women will taunt thee.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

When I'm single, I don't focus. I focus on a guy if he's a boyfriend, but I don't focus on finding a boyfriend. They're never around when you want them.

SCARLETT JOHANSSON, Seventeen Magazine, May 2007

Dating is not only a wonderful time of life, but also a context for enormous spiritual and personal growth. You learn so much about yourself, others, God, love, spirituality, and life through dating. Done well, it can be fulfilling in and of itself. Done well, it can be one of the most fun and rewarding aspects of your life. Done well, it can lead to a good marriage.

HENRY CLOUD, How to Get a Date Worth Keeping

Internet dating is the fastest, most efficient way to gather a pool of qualified candidates. It could take you a lifetime to do the investigation that the computer comes up with in seconds.

JUDSEN CULBRETH, The Boomer's Guide to Online Dating

Dating quote

I profess not to know how women's hearts are wooed and won. To me they have always been matters of riddle and admiration. Some seem to have but one vulnerable point, or door of access; while others have a thousand avenues, and may be captured in a thousand different ways. It is a great triumph of skill to gain the former, but a still greater proof of generalship to maintain possession of the latter, for man must battle for his fortress at every door and window. He who wins a thousand common hearts is therefore entitled to some renown; but he who keeps undisputed sway over the heart of a coquette is indeed a hero.

WASHINGTON IRVING, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Dating is a give and take. If you only see it as "taking," you are not getting it.

HENRY CLOUD, How to Get a Date Worth Keeping

A major difficulty with our theoretical understanding of dating is that we simply do not appreciate the purpose of the entire encounter. If we see it for what it really is--a courtship ritual--then we can identify the deep structures of the ritual, and that enables us to detect what is really going on. So dating is really all about sex.

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH, Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations

Dating is a place to practice how to relate to other people.

HENRY CLOUD, How to Get a Date Worth Keeping

Many a maid have I won by a quarrel, when flattery was in no wise helpful; but take heed that thou art in the wrong, so that thou mayest acknowledge thine error.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Dating should be a part of your life, not your life a part of dating. There is more to life than finding a date. But at the same time, dating is a part of your life, and if your "traffic patterns" don't include new people, they are not serving that part of your life.

HENRY CLOUD, How to Get a Date Worth Keeping

Dating is a battleground filled with deception and infidelity.

ANDREW S. TREES, Decoding Love

Dating quote

When you're looking for someone, you're looking for some aspect of yourself, even if you don't know it ... What we're searching for is what we lack.

SAM SHEPARD, The Observer, Mar. 20, 2010

The key to successful dating is ... rather than focusing solely on finding and winning over that one and only right person, use this time in your life to learn about yourself and about relationships and to become a better partner. Being single can offer a unique advantage in the pursuit of good relationships. You have the opportunity to step back, take an inventory, learn and grow, and be far more ready for a healthy relationship. Instead of leaping headlong into the next romance, slow down and make some personal discoveries that will increase your chances of having your future relationships be more successful.

NINA ATWOOD, Be Your Own Dating Service

Dating is a numbers game, and online dating has the best odds.

JUDSEN CULBRETH, The Boomer's Guide to Online Dating

Online dating is just as murky and full of lemons as finding a used car in the classifieds. Once you learn the lingo, it's easier to spot the models with high mileage and no warranty.

LAURIE PERRY, Crazy Aunt Purl's Home Is Where the Wine Is

Dating is really all about sex. In the conventional context, this means that the man invites the woman to go through a social encounter, the ultimate purpose of which is sexual engagement.

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH, Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations

There is so much hurt in this game of searching for a mate, of testing, trying. And you realize suddenly that you forgot it was a game, and turn away in tears.

SYLVIA PLATH, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

When virtual reality gets cheaper than dating, society is doomed.

SCOTT ADAMS, Dogbert


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