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Welcome to the First Date Stories Shop. Here you’ll find a collection of curated items we’ve selected to help you celebrate singledom, feel fabulous and become a more savvy dater. Explore!
Books We Enjoy
121 First Dates
By Wendy Newman
Based on years of research and 121 real-life first dates, relationship expert Wendy Newman dishes up practical wisdom for navigating the online dating trenches with grace, efficiency, and a strong dose of humor.
The Five Love Languages Singles Edition: The Secret that Will Revolutionize Your Relationships
By Gary Chapman
Each person gives and receives love in a certain language and speaking it will strengthen your relationships. This book is intended to help you connect with others in meaningful ways.
From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love
By Marisa T. Cohen
This is a fun and humorous, yet scientific, book about relationships that introduces the reader to the fascinating field of relationship science. The chapters examine how people meet, select their mates, and fall in and out of love.
How to Be Single and Happy: Science-Based Strategies for Keeping Your Sanity While Looking for a Soul Mate
By Jennifer Taitz
This is an empowering, compassionate guide to stop overanalyzing romantic encounters, get over regrets or guilt about past relationships, and identify what you want and need in a partner. It also challenges the most common myths about women and love.
How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays
By Mandy Len Catron
This insightful and charming memoir was written by the author of the popular NY Times essay, “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This,” to explore the romantic myths we create and explain how they limit our ability to achieve and sustain intimacy.
Is There Still Sex in the City?
By Candace Bushnell
Twenty years after her sharp, seminal first book Sex and the City reshaped the landscape of pop culture and dating with its fly on the wall look at the mating rituals of the Manhattan elite, the trailblazing Candace Bushnell delivers a new book on the wilds and lows of sex and dating after fifty.
It's Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You're Single
By Sara Eckel
There’s no end to other people’s explanations, excuses, and criticism explaining why you haven’t found a partner. In her entertaining book, Eckel creates a strong and empowering argument to understand and accept that there’s no one reason why you’re single—you just are.
Love at First Site: Tips and Tales for Online Dating Success from a Modern-Day Matchmaker
By Erika Ettin
Dating coach Erika Ettin shows her readers how to increase their odds for connections. Her advice includes pointers for choosing your best profile picture, writing a winning profile, crafting emails that catch someone’s attention, planning the first date, and so much more.
Love Rules: How to Find a Real Relationship in a Digital World
By Joanna Coles
Just as there is junk food, there is junk love. And like junk food, junk love is fast, convenient, attractively packaged, widely available, superficially tasty—and leaves you hungering for more.
Modern Love, Revised and Updated: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption
By Daniel Jones
Delve into the most popular, provocative, and unforgettable essays from the past fifteen years of the New York Times “Modern Love” column—including stories from the Amazon Prime TV series.
Never Chase Men Again
By Bruce Bryans
If a man doesn’t take you seriously, he may just have a good time with you. This book was designed to show women how men appraise female behavior in order to determine a woman’s level of self-respect and therefore, her value as a romantic partner.
Wired for Dating: How Understanding Neurobiology and Attachment Style Can Help You Find Your Ideal Mate
By Stan Tatkin
In the age of online dating, finding a real connection can seem more daunting than ever! This book offers simple, proven-effective principles drawn from neuroscience and attachment theory to help you find the perfect mate.
Aromatherapy Essential Oil + Copper Diffuser Gift Set
By Bushberry Mist
With the scented oil vaporizer, you receive four delicious smelling oils. Each proprietary blend was specially formatted to entice the senses and boost overall mood. The LED light helps create a stunning ambiance in any room that smells as wonderful as it looks.
Collective Hearts is dedicated to spreading love through their heart-shaped jewelry. Handcrafted in California, their jewelry comes with a wildflower seeded heart to inspire more love, and supports a Children's Home in Haiti, lovingly built by the company's founder. Treat yourself to the gift that keeps on giving.
Affirmation Stem Vases
Put these charming ceramic vases on your desk, in your bathroom, or where ever you’ll easily see them to bring floral beauty and positive affirmations into your home.
Face Eye Mask Gel Cold Pack
The ultimate pain therapy. Get instant restoration for acute and chronic ailments. Soft touch over the face cover is included - perfect for sleeping. The included reusable gel packs are great for first aid or for home, school, or office use.
Massage Pillow Neck Back Massager with Heat
Enjoy this incredible massage pillow in your home, your car, or on a trip. The four Deep-Kneading Shiatsu Massage Nodes mimic a real massage therapist's hands and can work wonders on your neck, lower and upper back, shoulder, lumbar, waist, leg, calf, foot, etc.
Voluspa Japonica Warm Tones Pedestal Glass Candle Gift Set, 2.5 ounces each
These lovely gems will fill your rooms with the beautiful, exotic aromas. Enjoy Goji Tarocco Orange, Persimmon & Copal, Baltic Amber and Gilt Pomander & Hinoki.
Wish For You Trinket Dish
This dish is filled with wonderful life-affirming wishes for you or people you care about. It can be used for jewelry, keys, change, candy, or kept clear so the sentiments can be enjoyed every day.
Dancing in the Rain Dish
Reading this dish will bring a smile to your face on days where everything is going well, and will motivate you on the days when things are not. It can be a home for jewelry, keys, change, candy or something else you cherish.
The Giving Shawl is a gift of love you can give to yourself or anyone you want to comfort and make feel loved. Each shawl is crafted from sumptuously soft fabric designed for soothing comfort.