• Calendar

    November 21, 2013
  • News

    April 11, 2013

    How to Get Non-readers to Read

    A teacher gives her love to the Mexican.

  • Calendar

    February 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    A Woman Who Was Nearly Murdered by Her Online Date is Suing Dallas-based

    When Mary Kay Beckman was ambushed in the garage of her Las Vegas home in January 2011, it made national headlines. That was partly because of the brutality of the attack. The attacker "knocked her to the ground, and began stabbing her repeatedly until he recognized that the knife broke," according ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Frozen Yogurt Is the No. 1 One First-Date Choice In Dallas

    How About We has been spreading VD one date at a time with the innovative idea that users propose a specific and simple activity for a first date. The idea is that simple activities make for good icebreakers and possibly prevent painful first date marathons. For instance, proposing "how about we try ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    America's Team Fumbled Now, It's a Gay Dating Website.

    The Dallas Cowboys almost snatched up the domain five years ago. They called in the winning bid at auction but backed out after realizing that the "275" the agreed to was $275,000, not just $275.00, according to a report at the time from Domain Name News. The name was finally purchased f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Eating With Your Eyes At Oak: It's Way Safer Than Internet Dating

    Ever think about food photography and Internet dating in tandem? Come on, don't be shy. You know you've logged on to OkCupid, or Match, or eHarmony or whatever, and looked at pictures of prospective dates and thought, oh my, I've gotta have that. Same thing happens when you're checking out a restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    In '07, Peter Burks Was Killed in Baghdad. Now His Photo's Being Used to Sell Dating Website.

    ​Peter Burks, as you can see here, was the very model of The American Hero: a Trinity Christian Academy and Texas A&M graduate (he was also president of Pi Kappa Phi) who, after stints working for, among others, the Dallas Desperados and FC Dallas, decided to join the U.S. Army in 2006. Accord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    35 Denton Tries Its Hand at... Matchmaking?

    Looking for love in all the wrong places? Looking for 35 Denton wristbands? If you find yourself clumsily walking behind pretty girls (or chasing a choice piece of man-tail) like the video above, then come out to the Mellow Mushroom on Monday, February 13. 35 Denton and The Indie-Verse have partne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Study Finds Dallas Singles Are Dirty Birds. In Houston, Romance Still Rules.

    Dallas is quick to hop in the sack while Houston would rather woo, according to a recent study by dating website Unlike other popular sites E-Harmony, Match and OK Cupid, keeps it simple: Rather than filling out a lengthy profile, participants suggest their perfect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Yet Another Federal Deceptive Trade Practices Suit Filed Against Wink!

    Via.​From time to time we'll come across federal suits filed by scorned subscribers to Preston Center-based, all of whom more or less say the same thing: The dating service is nothing but a tease, its "winks" little more than hollow promises of hook-ups between prospective partners -- on ... More >>

  • News

    June 16, 2011
  • Calendar

    June 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Hey, Romeo, Have We Got Some Dining Date Tips for You

    Dating advice. Everyone: books, shows, friends, animals, parents, tries to give it to you, but it never works. "Just be yourself," "Play hard to get," "Wait three days" are all about as useful as anger management tips from Meat Loaf. Since most first dates involve eating something, and City of At ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Sifting Stars at Starbucks

    With the Borders on McKinney closing, I'm reminded of how my hockey player date once prepped at the book store before our first date. I met this guy in an elevator as I was leaving a book club meeting. He asked if I lived in the building. I replied no and told him that I came there for book club on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Ah, Frisco, the City of Love -- and Crepes

    ​Who knew you'd be driving to romantic Frisco to experience some crepes this Valentine's Day? But that's where you need to go if you want to try the tasty sweet and savory crepes at Café Flair and pretend you're eating in Paris, the City of Love. While Café Flair, located in a Frisco strip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    A Trip Down Memory Lane at Tex-Mex Date Favorite Mi Cocina

    Mi Cocina's West Village location.​For a lot of my friends, Mi Cocina is their go-to restaurant for Mexican and Tex-Mex food in the DFW area. I'm still partial to the New Mexican food I grew up on, with all of its green chile and tons of cheese, but I've come to like Mi Cocina. It consistently ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Here's the Skinny on the Travails
    Of Blind Dating

    ​I don't work in Dallas and driving there for lunch, a blind date lunch no less, was a hard sell. So, when my friend who set me up on my first blind lunch date said it was five minutes from my office, I said "deal." (I recently went on two different blind dates. Why? I don't know. Maybe becaus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    S & D Oyster Company: For Dating,
    A Fine Place It is, Yes

    Sara Kerns​After my last date at a seafood establishment, I was leery to go to another one. But when a new guy suggested S. & D. Oyster Company for our dinner date, I felt relieved and said "of course." If you've never eaten at S. & D. Oyster Company, you must go soon as possible. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Cafe Madrid: Rain Couldn't Dampen the Tapas,
    But Mr. Pedestrian Did

    ​A week ago, two friends and I ate dinner at Café Madrid. One had never eaten there -- shame on her. The other friend and I remarked how we both loved Café Madrid's tapas but hadn't been there in awhile. Then I remembered how long it had been and who I had been there with last -- the infamou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Don't Wait Till Valentine Day for Lovers

    ​All right, I know it's not Valentine's Day, but for those of you who like to plan for the future, I have a theme date for you. The first two words are Lover's Pizza. I recently shared a booth with a date at the great place on Lovers Lane. If you're going to a place with "lovers" in the title ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    A Crabby Date Spoils the Seafood at Trulucks

    Better on your plate than as your date​Truluck's could be a great date place, if you're there with a good date. Intimate, cozy lit booths make you feel comfortable talking to someone without worrying about other customers hearing your banter. It even has a special Date Night Menu for $35 per p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Love Convection: The Common Table

    Editor's note: Monica Berry is a Dallas dater who's bravely agreed to file dispatches from her dining expeditions with eligible bachelors. Berry, City of Ate's resident date place scout, will size up restaurants from a dater's perspective. Enjoy. When I recently passed The Common Table on my way ho ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 27, 2010
  • Calendar

    September 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Save The Date

    Mid-week date nights are a staple in our romantic relationships. The dates themselves don't necessarily have to be romantic, but it's a happy occasion when date night and romance actually do intersect. Starting tonight and continuing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through February, the very r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2008

    For Love or Money

    Amid headlines about record-high crude prices, strained airlines and a deepening housing slump,’s Herb Vest has some rosy news: Apparently, the crap economy isn’t dissuading daters from their zealous quests for love, no matter the cost of their sushi dinners, movie dates and weekends aw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    The Set

    On Christmas Eve, The New York Times noted that Dallas-based -- a spinoff aimed at coupling "independent-thinking, confident, diverse singles" -- was out to out as homophobic. (But only because it is?) Over the course of 2007, ran several ad campaig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2007

    Why Hates the Dickless

    After the jump, Girl on Top explains precisely why Dallas-based is a sexist, clueless, women-hating bastion of evilness. Frankly, we think she's just PMSing.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007

    Havnt Heard Frm U, TXStudlyHottie4U83. Where R U?

    Imagine the scene: You're out on the town, schmoozing with friends and spending wads of cash. Or you're busy running errands: hitting up the grocery store, picking up your dry cleaning, taking the dog for a walk. Whatever it is, you're not sitting at home alone in your underwear trolling for tail on ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 5, 2007
  • Calendar

    December 7, 2006
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2006

    Walk the Walk

    You've tried the personals; you've tried MySpace; you've tried blind dates and virtually everything else to find a mate--or a least someone worth a second date. What, oh what, is a girl to do in Dallas' dating desert? No. Not that. Sheesh. Get your mind out of the gutter and onto a higher plane. Th ... More >>

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    Venus Claptrap

    Gotta get me some of those good vibrations--or maybe just a vibrator

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    Iron & Wine

    Woman King (Sub Pop)

  • Dining

    December 16, 2004

    Down for the Count

    Does speed dating really work?

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2004

    Puppy Love

    Dogs seek romance for owners

  • Dining

    October 28, 2004

    A Phrase That Pays

    Do pickup lines really work?

  • Resolution Guide

    January 15, 2004
  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Dating Service

    It's Just Lunch

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2003

    Love Connection

    Strike-A-Match offers musical dates

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Place to Purchase Curative Pyramids

    Botanica Y Joyeria El Cuarzo

  • Music

    February 14, 2002

    What's the Story?

    Lucy Loves Schroeder is a band, Charlie Brown

  • Dining

    May 24, 2001

    Love Bites

    Couples subject themselves to speed, pressure, public exposure--and enjoy it

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    From Russia, with Love

    Just $25,000 gets you a bundle of hot Russian babes from one Dallas matchmaking firm. What more could a rich American geek ever ask for?

  • Dining

    November 16, 2000

    Hot Lunch

    Or, how to find love among the dishes

  • Culture

    August 5, 1999

    Everybody's perfect

    Pegaus and a local playwright offer a Miss-Matched pairing

  • Film

    April 1, 1999

    Shakespeare in puppy love

    Noble to the core, these modern teenagers spice up an age-old romantic fantasy

  • Music

    September 17, 1998
  • Film

    October 2, 1997

    Local zero

    Janeane Garofalo and romantic comedy area match made in hell

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