• Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Houston's Top 10 First-Date Bars

    As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    On-Line Dating and Politics: Opposites Do Not Attract

    Political scientists have long-established that there is a strong link between a parent's political views and their off-spring: if you're conservative, your kids(s) are more likely to be as well; the same holds true for those with liberal political views. Moreover, political scientists have document ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Single White Foodie Looking For Love: Food Dating Sites for Every Niche

    George Bernard Shaw once said, "There is no love sincerer than the love of food." While I have to agree with him on that, sometimes the love of another person can be nice too. And because these days the Internet can solve most problems, there are now websites that allow you to have your cake and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013 Sinks Internet to New Low, But at Least It's Honest?

    No one who understands the Internet is going to tell you that it doesn't have its dark places. Hell, there is even a "darknet" that is apparently home to kiddie porn and every manner of disgusting thing a human mind can dream up. But most of it is hidden from public consumption. But on a road trip o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Texas Attorney General: Online Dating Service Targeted Seniors, Veterans

    Go get 'em! The Texas Attorney General's Office is seeking to shut down a sham online dating service targeting seniors and veterans, accusing the owners of cold-calling prospective subscribers and forcing them to pay steep "termination fees, " even if they didn't sign up. The AG's Office's temporar ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 2, 2013

    Hot to Trot

    Houston's 10 best spots for a first date.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Dallas Most Superficial City, But Houston's Close, "Study" Says

    In the annals of pots, kettles and blackness, there is this: An online-dating service calling out a city for being superficial. Since that city is Dallas, we can't disagree, but that's not the point, dammit. There are a lot of good things about making decisions on people via their online-dating pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 First Date Spots

    There was a period of time in my life when I couldn't get enough of that first date feeling. It's akin to the adrenaline rush of skydiving or rock climbing -- except often with the promise of food or drinks in lieu of potentially plummeting to your death. (Sure, there's the danger of emotional pain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    How Houston's Singles Date According To How About We Where To Get The Best Grub

    The dating website How About We just released the results of an in-depth study about the dating habits of singles across America. And rightfully so, our dear Houston was one of the cities involved in the study (we are so hot right now you guys. I can't even). We took a look at their list of H-town ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Accidental Karaoke at The Spot on 18th

    The second-worst thing you could do on a first date is schedule that first date at a bar karaoke night. The worst thing you could do on a first date is schedule that first date at a bar karaoke night and sing Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know." I will buy anyone who does this a night of free drin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Coldplay Adds Second Date To Houston Stop

    British pop-rockers Coldplay have added a second date to their Houston stop, now playing two consecutive nights, on June 25 and June 26, as the first date quickly sold out. The band, currently touring behind last October's well-received Mylo Xyloto, has always been pretty popular in the Houston mark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Love Letter: R. Kelly And Online Dating

    ​ For over 20 years, R. Kelly has been making sexual history as the official "pied piper of R&B," lovingly encouraging men and women to embrace their inner freaks. He's probably even been present for most of you young bloods' conceptions. Behind the scenes, though, he's made personal legal h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    The 5 Worst Places to Take a First Date

    When in doubt, let Justin Bieber be a living cautionary tale: If he takes his girlfriend to a place, don't take your date there.​Looking for a great place to take a first date? There are plenty of lists out there. Hell, we've even got a few of our own. Looking for a great place to break up? We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Houston, You Are the Tenth Most Promiscuous City, You Slut

    Feeling at home in Houston.​Man, you host one slutwalk and.... Houston has been named the tenth most promiscuous city in the nation, in a study that we don't doubt for a second is rigorous, peer-reviewed and unassailable. It comes from a dating site called OKCupid, but the people at OKCupid ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Online Prison Dating Not So Sexy, Inmates Find

    From LostVault.comOne ad of thousands on Lost Vault.​The first day of June marks day one of Celibacy Awareness Month, which we singles have appropriated from the Bible-thumpers. Not that we're celebrating our celibacy with the same gusto, but we're just as aware of it -- especially as the weat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Houston "Best Bachelor" City: But Aren't We Also Fattest, Sweatiest, Dumbest, Etc. Etc.?

    If you like your bachelors with bad teeth, Houston's your town​Hair Balls was stoked by Houston's ass-kicking turnout in recent national listings, including Fast Company's "city of the year," and's ranking of us as the best city for bachelors. The highly scientific survey fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Jose Zerate Brings (Sex) Toys to Meet Kids at Hotel, Cops Say

    KPRCJose Zerate: Wrong kind of toys.​A man who met a woman online and insisted she bring along two young children she babysat to a hotel rendezvous arrived on the scene carrying sex toys and was arrested, KPRC is reporting. A spokesperson for the Harris County District Attorney's Office tells ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Luciano Rosales: Strips 88-Year-Old Widow Of $1.3 Million, Blows It On Online Dating, Ballet

    Luciano Rosales will have to neglect his online matches if he's found guilty.​Ten years ago, a 77-year-old widow named Nola Grimes buried her son -- her last living blood relative. So when Luciano Rosales -- a 50-year-old employee of Grimes's business Cash Money, reported KHOU -- approached he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011 Full Of Lousy Listings, Lawsuit Claims

    Beware of these listings, a lawsuit says​A suit in Dallas federal court claims online dating site rips off subscribers by filling its listings with expired accounts and scammers and gives dudes an exaggerated perception of how many women are available. "Match falsely advertis[ed] th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    He Said She Said: Songs For A First Date, Assuming They Still Exist

    ​It's been a long time since the committed She Said has been on a first date, and while the romantic in her likes to think of how exciting, flustering and fun a first date can be, the realist in her knows that life is full of hundreds of awkward first dates and very few successful ones. She Said h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    He Said She Said: Songs For A First (Perhaps Only) Date, Part 2

    ​He Said is going to admit right here and now that he has never been a master of the first date. True it is that we have dated some very awesome and artistic women, but we always lack when it comes to that first swing out of the box. He Said is way better at the weeks, months and years after that ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2009

    Ivan's Childhood

    Web exclusive

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Houstonians Apparently Love Their Booty Calls

    Are you looking online to get laid, but don't want to break the law (or your bank) by shelling out money for a prostitute? If so, you might want to check out, where Houston ranks as having the second-highest number of the site's three million members, according to a hot-off-t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Be Kate Winslet Or Cameron Diaz -- But Not A Famewhore, Please -- Right Here In Houston

    Remember that movie The Holiday? Strangers Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet are both single and incredibly hot, and they connect on a house-exchange website, vacation at each others' homes in LA and Surrey, and find love along the way? ABC is doing a reality-show spin-off of the extremely realistic rom ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 17, 2007

    Y’all Need to Give It Up For Hell Date

    I know that last week I whined about the fact that the writers’ strike equals crappy television for Miss Pop Rocks. But I would be remiss if I did not take a minute and cheer on the glorious television BET show that is “Hell Date.” It’s this kind of fine reality television that might just ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 20, 2007

    Steve Hamilton

    Edgar Award winner’s latest involves a date-at-your-own-risk scenario

  • Calendar

    August 23, 2007

    Jason Starr

    NY crime novelist delivers another riveting thriller

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Radio Houstoned: Jason Starr

    To listen to a short reading from The Follower, by Jason Starr, click the LISTEN button below. Write what you know. It seems crime novelist Jason Starr has taken this classic bit of advice to heart. A New York native, Starr sets many of his novels in the Big Apple. Starr’s first novel, Cold Cal ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 8, 2007
  • Calendar

    August 17, 2006
  • Dining

    July 6, 2006

    Leg Spreader

    Front Porch Pub

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Eliot Lipp

    Friday, April 21, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-629-3700

  • Calendar

    March 2, 2006
  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Party Animals

    Politically oriented matchmaking sites are surging toward the election

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Margarita

    Noche Cocina y Bar

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Calendar

    May 1, 2003

    Get Some Action

    You won't be bored at this art opening

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Tattoo Parlor

    Miss Fortune Tattoo

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    Strangers in the Night

    Is that evil lurking in the Blind Date lovefest auditions?

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Dune, TX

    Rocking out with the bare essentials

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Dining

    August 3, 2000

    Astroturf in a Glass

    Midori Margarita

  • Culture

    December 16, 1999

    Merry Sex Mess

    Stages' I Love You stuffs your stocking with a little gender conflict

  • News

    October 14, 1999

    The Yenta

    The nice Jewish boy of my mom's dreams-for a hundred bucks?

  • Film

    October 2, 1997
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