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.
Online Dating: Better or Worse at Finding Compatibility
Can finding someone nearby or with a similar background make for compatibility? Thanks to dating apps, you can fast-track the dating process.
Returning to the Dating Scene
Whether you're bouncing back after a divorce, or recovering from the death of your life partner, returning to the dating scene is never easy.
Looking for Love: Understanding What You Need
Looking for love and finding frustration instead? Follow these five steps to increase your chances of finding lasting happiness.
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.
Fears About Starting to Date Again
Sexual therapist Michael Perelman talks about the worries women have when they start dating again.
How to Date Again at Any Age
NYC Sexual therapist Michael Perelman's tips on how to get back into the dating scene.
What Happens When Men Start Dating Again
Sexual therapist Michael Perelman describes the worries men have when they start dating again.
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Sex Fact or Fiction
How much do you know about sex? Test your bedroom smarts with this quiz.
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.
The Science of Love
Take this science of love quiz to see how much you know about the attraction between the sexes.
Kiss and Tell: What Do You Know About Locking Lips?
Love to lock lips? Test your knowledge on kisses.