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Worst First Date Ever? Guy Swipes Woman's Dog, TV

You'll just have to up your 'Worst First Date Ever' game, America

(Newser) - Most people go on dates lookin' for love, but this one ended instead with a little larceny: A New Jersey woman went out Thursday night with "Joel," a guy she met on an online dating site, reports the Daily Record . She took him back to her place, and... More »

First Date Goes Horribly Wrong

Woman in Boca Raton, Fla., allegedly becomes enraged

(Newser) - We've all heard about first dates gone awry, but this? Police in Boca Raton, Fla., say they found Jillian Martone, 35, hysterical and crying outside the apartment of her date, Efren Molina, 39—and then heard his side of the story, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Molina "brought... More »

Judge Orders Man to Take Wife on Date

Joseph Bray ordered to take his wife bowling, to Red Lobster

(Newser) - Let the punishment fit the crime? A Florida man who appeared in court this week on a domestic violence charge was ordered by the judge to ... take his wife on a date. The charge apparently grew out of an argument Joseph Bray had with his wife—whose birthday he failed... More »

Why Today Is Oddest Day of the Year

7/9/11 has a rare numerical calendar quirk

(Newser) - Celebrate! Today's a holiday. Sort of. July 9, 2011, is one of only six dates this century that will form a string of consecutive odd numbers when written down numerically, AOL News notes. As in, 7/9/11. The previous ones were 1/3/05, 3/5/07, and 5/7/09. The two in the future... More »

The Worst Date Movies

(Newser) - Film can stimulate romance like few other artistic mediums—but some films turn that power on its head. Nerve lists the worst date movies ever made; here are 10:
  • Dead Ringers. David Cronenburg's hallucinatory flick in which Jeremy Irons portrays identical twin gynecologists who create new gyno tools for "
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America Jealous of Date Night

(Newser) - Barack and Michelle Obama’s night in New York has “prompted many wives to glare across the breakfast table,” writes Jan Hoffman in the New York Times, “trying to remember the last time their husbands made a fuss over them.” After 16 years together, the Obamas... More »

Obama's New York Getaway 'Proportionate'

Gibbs says president didn't spend too much on Broadway jaunt

(Newser) - Barack and Michelle Obama didn’t break the bank on their much-publicized date in New York City, Robert Gibbs told the White House press corps yesterday. “I would say the costs are proportionate with other presidents,” Gibbs said, though he declined to name a specific figure. He said... More »

Prince Harry Stands Paris Up in London

Cancels midnight date, leaving heiress to (gasp!) club it alone

(Newser) - Paris Hilton reportedly spoke directly to Prince Harry to arrange a midnight date over the weekend, so she might have been a bit put off to hear from a royal bodyguard that the rendezvous was off. But don't feel too bad for the heiress: A source tells the Daily Mail ... More »

How to Make That First-Date Movie Count

Porn, as we learned from Mr. Bickle, is not a good idea

(Newser) - "The difference between marital bliss and a train wreck of a relationship is the difference between Charlie Wilson's War and Saw IV, " writes Peter Hartlaub in the San Francisco Chronicle. There's no overestimating the power of that first-date movie. How to walk the tightrope:
  • Bad isn't bad: Think
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Top 10 Video Games to Play With Your Date

Nerve calls them 'love machines'

(Newser) - Who says you're too old for play dates?  Movies are too long, dinner can be awkward and drinks are expensive. 
  1. Lucky & Wild: Two player game—sharp driver, rakish gunman—that could set the tone of your relationship for years to come.
  2. Samba de Amigo: Shake maracas in time
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