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.     

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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

To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.     

Helen Rowlnad

When you've exhausted the traditional dating channels of casual bar encounters and awkward exchanges at the grocery store, the option of online dating is a ray of hope in an otherwise desolate field of desperation and loneliness.     

Alfred Jarry

Before you enter into the world of online dating, be prepared with what to say in case your date looks less the pictures you saw online and moe like a sunburned walrus.     

Alfred Jarry

It's afterward you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him.     

Marguerite Duras

And I shall find some girl perhaps, and a better one than you. With eyes as wise, but kindlier, and lips as soft, but true, and I daresay she will do.     

Rupert Brooke

Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a $1 million Stradivarius to a gorilla.     

Jim Bishop

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.     

Katharine Hepburn

Men will sleep with women they wouldn't date, and women will date men they wouldn't sleep with.     

Rebecca Christian

I know we've only just met, but I have the feeling that I've known you all my life because every little thing you do drives me up the wall.     

Dan Piraro

I'm afraid of dating. When the guy shows up at the door, I give him my purse and beg him not to hurt me.     

Maria Bamford

I'm dating a homeless woman. It's easier to get her to stay over.     

Gary Shandling

My biggest problem with dating is that I have no game. Some women can just bat their eyes and men come running. The men just keep popping up one after another. It's like they have a magical man-filled Pez dispenser.     

Lori Giarnella

Opposites attract— and then aggravate.     

Joy Browne

Everyone knows that dating in your thirties is not the happy-go-lucky free-for-all it was when you were twenty-two.     

Helen Fielding

Dating a grad student was like making hurried-up popcorn: lots of butter, high heat, instant noise.     

Will Weaver

Dating, after all is still about two people who are interested in one another and want to get together at a specific time and place.      

Joy Browne

Dating requires a leap of faith that the two of you can have a good time together for an hour or two.      

Joy Browne

Dating is an emotional experience. You're vulnerable. You're letting someone you barely know see the real you.      

Joy Browne

A date may be just a pleasant coming together; a way of saying thank you for a favor, or it may be a delicate step in a courtship and mating dance.     

Rebecca Sharp Colmer

But the one thing that says it all about dating is: it is about communication.      

Rebecca Sharp Colmer

The bottomline is that dating is supposed to be fun and enjoyable. Maybe a few butterflies will flutter in your tummy but that is part of the thrill of dating.     

Rebecca Sharp Colmer

Dating is something you do before making binding choices or exclusive commitments.     

Rebecca Sharp Colmer

“To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.”     

Criss Jami

You know, the man of my dreams might walk round the corner tomorrow. I'm older and wiser and I think I'd make a great girlfriend. I live in the realm of romantic possibility.     

Stevie Nicks

“Better to put your heart on the line, risk everything, and walk away with nothing than play it safe. Love is a lot of things, but “safe” isn't one of them.”     

Mandy Hale

Don't look for a partner who is eye candy. Look for a partner who is soul food.     

Karen Salmansohn

Dating is like searching for the perfect wine. One date is too fruity, another too dry, and still another too much bouquet (cologne overdose). But once you find the perfect variety that suits your taste, get drunk.     

Katie Kosko

Everything he does while you're dating is like a crystal ball predicting what he's going to be like after you're married. If you don't like a habit of his, honey, unless you fix it before the altar, it's there to stay.     

Bethany Jett

Dating with no intent to marry is like going to the grocery store with no money. You either leave unhappy or take something that isn't yours.     

Jefferson Bethke

Dating is like trying to make a meal out of leftovers. Some leftovers actually get better when they've had a little time to mature. But others should be thrown out right away, No matter how you try to warm them up, they're never as good as when they were new.     

Lisa Kleypas