15 Real First Dates That Prove Even Forever-Love Has to Start Somewhere


Courtesy of Brittney Levine

First dates can be incredibly nerve-racking. What if I say something stupid? What if THEY say something stupid? Is there's something in my teeth? Beyond the potentially awkward situations, there's always the hope that the person sitting across the table might be a soul mate -- or at least a long-term relationship. Sometimes, upon meeting the right person, they can lead to forever. (Cue the sappy, lovey music.)

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As second, third, and infinite dates go by, weeks and months later, it's nice to reminisce about that initial get-together way back when. Did sparks fly? Maybe not so much.

These 15 real women share what their first dates were like with their now-partners: boyfriends, fiancés, and husbands. Read on to uncover the good, the bad, the super cutesy, and even the ugly.

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