Dating Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old dating quotes, dating sayings, and dating proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.     

Joey Adams

Dating is about finding out who you are and who others are. If you show up in a masquerade outfit, neither is going to happen.     

Henry Cloud

In its purest form, dating is auditioning for mating (and auditioning means we may or may not get the part).     

Joy Browne

Dating is a battleground filled with deception and infidelity.     

Andrew S. Trees

Dating is really all about sex. In the conventional context, this means that the man invites the woman to go through a social encounter, the ultimate purpose of which is sexual engagement.     

Alexander Mccall Smith

Dating is a give and take. If you only see it as "taking," you are not getting it.     

Henry Cloud

Everybody knows the pressure of a first date: Searching for that perfect outfit. Hunting for ways to be engaging. Dissecting each detail when it's over to check for mistakes. Dating can make even the most confident person lose his cool.     

Kelly Starling

Dating a girl with a guy best friend is never easy.     


Internet dating is the fastest, most efficient way to gather a pool of qualified candidates. It could take you a lifetime to do the investigation that the computer comes up with in seconds.     

Judsen Culbreth

Online dating is just as murky and full of lemons as finding a used car in the classifieds. Once you learn the lingo, it's easier to spot the models with high mileage and no warranty.     

Laurie Perry

There is so much hurt in this game of searching for a mate, of testing, trying. And you realize suddenly that you forgot it was a game, and turn away in tears.     

Sylvia Plath

Dating should be less about matching outward circumstances than meeting your inner necessity.     

Mark Amend

Whenever I date a guy, I think, "Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?"     

Rita Rudner

Never date a woman you can hear ticking.     

Mark Patinkin

Dating an ex is the equivalent of failing a test you already had the answers to.     

Kendrick Cole

Dating is different when you get older. You're not as trusting, or as eager to get back out there and expose yourself to someone.     

Toni Braxton

Every time you date someone with an issue that you have to work to ignore, you're settling.     

Andre Breton

Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible.     

Andy Warhol

Date someone because you already see a future, not because you want to see if you would work out.     

Sarah Moores

A person's readiness to date is largely a matter of maturity and environment.     

Dr. Myles Munroe

Well, dating has become a sport and not about finding the person you love.     

Rashida Jones

Dating is really hard because everyone puts on a front. It's really difficult to see who is who, so it is important to be yourself.     

Brooke Burke

Dating now is a lot like going shopping when you don't have any money. Even if you find the right thing, you can't do anything about it.     

Joshua Harris

People tend to look at dating sort of like a safari - like they're trying to land the trophy.     

Henry Cloud

Dating is all about the chase. It's fun!     

Lauren Conrad

Dating someone on the opposite end of the happy spectrum teaches you an incredible amount of patience.     

Chris Pine

Dating someone exclusively for four months in New York is like four years in Anchorage.     

Zack Love

Dating a man is like flying a kite. You only need to know when to wind up the string or let it out.     

Jenna Alatari

You didn't date someone to change him. You dated him because you wanted him for the way he was. Flaws and fears and all.     

Jean Oram

Basically, dating is like climbing a volcano and you never know when it's going to erupt, dumping molten lava and burning you.     

Robin Bielman