Dating is the act of spending time with someone to determine if you have common interests and if you are suitable for each other. Dating is sometimes called courting or "going out." Dating can be an exciting time in your life, but every dating relationship is different. A healthy dating relationship involves open communication, honesty, and respect. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about the dating dos and don'ts, from online (Internet) dating to speed dating, and much more.
The Dating Game: When Should You Have Sex?
Whether you’re new to the dating scene, a regular player, or jumping back into the game after a long hiatus, the same questions about dating rules apply: How soon do you lean over for that first kiss? Is it too early for a steamy make-out session? And last -- but by no means least -- how do you know when the time is right for sex?
Love in the Time of Caller ID
Technology has its limits and its perils because it allows us to reach out to, but not touch, someone. Instead, we’re substituting emoticons for emotions, and stripping the intimacy of in-person encounters from the small daily kindnesses of personal relationships.
Dating Dangers: Love's a Minefield
We date and we date, but we don't find Mr. or Ms. Right. In fact, we may find someone a lot scarier.
Dating With Herpes
How one woman overcame embarrassment -- and found true love.
The Scent of Attraction
Did you know hormones produce chemicals called pheromones? Studies say you may be following your nose when it comes to romance.
Suddenly Single? Ask "Dr. Ruth".
Dr. Ruth tells suddenly single women how to get out in the world again.
Fears About Starting to Date Again
Sexual therapist Michael Perelman talks about the worries women have when they start dating again.
What Happens When Men Start Dating Again
Sexual therapist Michael Perelman describes the worries men have when they start dating again.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Health Lessons Men Can Learn From Women
Women do a lot of things better than men. WebMD shows you how men can learn from women when it comes to taking care of their health.
Slideshow: 18 Secrets Men Want You to Know
Here are the 18 things about the way he thinks or doesn't think that your guy wishes you knew.
Dating Rich Media Quiz
How smart are you about first dates, online dating, and falling in love? Test your dating smarts with this fun quiz.
Quiz: Sex Fact or Fiction
How much do you know about sex? Test your bedroom smarts with this quiz.
Quiz: The Science of Love
Take this science of love quiz to see how much you know about the attraction between the sexes.
Quiz: Kiss and Tell: What Do You Know About Locking Lips?
Love to lock lips? Test your knowledge on kisses.