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23 minutes | Aug 3, 2017
Datelab's matchmaker and reporter remember a decade of dates
As matchmaker Christina Antoniades and reporter Michelle Leiby prepare to retire from Datelab, they look back on the 550 couples they've set up, revealing their favorite pairings and what they've learned about love.
3 minutes | Jun 22, 2016
We're taking a break for the summer. We'll be back soon with more stories from the Solo-ish life.
23 minutes | Jun 8, 2016
How to plan a bachelorette party
How do you plan a bachelorette party while keeping your sanity and your savings intact? It's not easy, but it is possible. Lisa Bonos gets tips from Veronica Toney, a Solo-ish editor and frequent wedding guest, and professional bridesmaid Jen Glantz.
19 minutes | May 26, 2016
The invention of dating
If dating feels like hard work, that's because it is. Lisa Bonos chats Moira Weigel talk about love is related to the economy, and other tidbits from her book "Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating."
26 minutes | May 12, 2016
'I would like to court you in friendship'
Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow join Lisa Bonos to chat about the pleasure and pain of female friendship -- from courting new friends to navigating distance among old ones. Plus a conversation with one of Lisa's longtime friends about how they first met.
18 minutes | Apr 28, 2016
How to break up
What was your worst breakup? And what makes a good one? Lisa Bonos chats with two 20-somethings about how their past breakups have influenced those that have come next.
23 minutes | Apr 13, 2016
We're better as exes. Divorce done well.
Advice columnist Carolyn Hax and cartoonist Nick Galifinakis are ex-spouses who work together every day and manage to enjoy it. Lisa Bonos chats with them and with Wendy Paris, about how to survive a divorce.
31 minutes | Mar 30, 2016
The political power of unmarried women
"These women decide elections," says Page Gardner, founder of the Voter Participation Center. She and journalist Rebecca Traister talk with Lisa Bonos about how candidates are appealing to -- or repelling -- unmarried women.
31 minutes | Mar 17, 2016
Solo in the city
Want to try a new bar or restaurant -- or check out a museum exhibit -- but can't find anyone to come along? Go solo. Tips for solo dining, drinking and other outings from Lisa Bonos's Washington Post colleagues.
27 minutes | Mar 3, 2016
Testing yourself for marriage
Jill Andres and Brook Silva-Braga dated for years, but were they ready to marry? They put themselves through 40 challenges to find out. Hear about their adventure, plus tips from dating coach Neely Steinberg.
27 minutes | Feb 18, 2016
Bar-hopping with a professional wingman
Thomas Edwards gives tips to Lisa Bonos and two colleagues -- Veronica Toney and Lavanya Ramanathan -- on how to approach strangers in a bar, show interest and eventually exchange digits.
25 minutes | Feb 4, 2016
How to rebound from an awful first date
Bad first dates usually don't result in a second try. But this couple -- Ashraf Bouajina and Max Ashwill -- managed to turn things around. Hear all about why Ashraf gave Max a second chance.
28 minutes | Jan 20, 2016
Matchmaker, make me a match
What does it take for a blind date to lead to love? Shared values or a similar outlook on life need to be there, say Christina Antoniades, who sets couples up for The Washington Post's Date Lab, Paul Carrick Brunson, a professional matchmaker.
22 minutes | Jan 6, 2016
Love in the office
Lisa Bonos chats with a Washington Post couple who met in the newsroom 20 years ago and are still together. And work advice columnist Karla Miller gives some tips to those considering an office romance.
32 minutes | Dec 23, 2015
Putting a ring -- or a dog tag -- on it
Lisa Bonos chats with novelist J. Courtney Sullivan about the single woman who sold Americans on the idea that a diamond is forever; Jon Mervis discusses what it's like to sell engagement rings; and we meet a couple who got engaged without a ring.
15 minutes | Dec 10, 2015
She's a foodie. He's a fast-food nut.
When you have opposite tastes in food, where do you go on dates? Lisa Bonos chats with Adam Chandler and Emily Saladino about their fast-food romance.
29 minutes | Nov 24, 2015
How my parents got together
Lisa Bonos thought she knew all about how her parents met and got together in the 1970s. Decades later, she gets the full story.
25 minutes | Nov 12, 2015
"There was nobody to talk to. Nobody."
Can an extrovert handle nine weeks of solitude? Lisa Bonos chats with Philippa Hughes about why she went to Italy to work on a book. Plus, comments from Fenton Johnson and the role of solitude in a writer's life.
28 minutes | Oct 28, 2015
The cooking date
When's the right time to invite a new love interest over for dinner?
34 minutes | Oct 14, 2015
Putting your fertility on ice
Who decides to freeze their eggs – and why? Lisa Bonos asks a colleague and a fertility doctor, who’ve both frozen eggs, about the experience.
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