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50 First Hawai‘i Dates

50 First Dates: Baby Got (a Text) Back

Our nameless lady on date No. 7 can thank Sir Mix-A-Lot for her new go-to drink order.
2019.11.08 11:39

A Millennial Love Story—Tinder, Tacos and Thank U, Next

Date No. 6 seemed to be with “Mr. Right,” until it turned into “How to lose a guy in five days.”
2019.11.01 03:03

50 First Dates Halloween Special: Ghosting Stories

Dating in Hawai‘i can be a horror show. 5 of our own ghosters and ghostees share their dating disasters.
2019.10.31 08:14

Fearful of Being Catfished She Never Dreamed Her Date Would Show Up High

At a coffee shop for a daytime date.
2019.10.18 03:23

“My Jason Momoa-Looking Date Ghosted Me Twice”

Welcome to date no. 4, where our abandoned dater watched the ghost of dude-bros past reappear with another girl.
2019.10.11 05:29

“My Ex Showed Up and Drunkenly Crashed my Date”

Date No. 3 in our series was heading in the right direction until a surprise visitor killed the vibe.
2019.10.04 11:22

Sometimes it Takes 4–5 Great Dates to Realize He’s Just Not That Into You

Or how we realized that great connection was merely platonic. Welcome to date No. 2—one that by all accounts should have ended well.
2019.09.27 12:01

“He’d Forgotten His Wallet … and Then Started Eating My Fries”

We kick off our new Hawai‘i dating series with Date No. 1, which—spoiler alert!—didn’t end well.
2019.09.20 04:38

Before Tinder There Were Bars and Clubs to Meet Up, Drink Up and Hook Up

Ocean’s. Liquid’s. Shipley’s. If you know, you know. If you don’t, you probably weren’t gettin’ jiggy with it.
2019.02.14 05:55

Field Notes: Looking for Love? Here’s Your Chance to Meet Your Match—Fast!

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: HISpeedating.
2017.02.13 01:24
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