Lovin' and lustin' in DC

With Valentine's Day is less than a week away, love is in the air, junkies. Whether ya love it or hate it, whether you're going to spend it with your boo or with your squad, we've all got love, or at least lust, on the brain. We asked our DC fam to dish on their best dates, their fave pickup lines and how they met their special someones.


"I met my boyfriend Jon on OK Cupid. I feel like that's uncool to admit but here I am, just being me! We exchanged a few short messages, and I thought he was pretty lame but noticed that he mentioned interest in the business. So I gave him the benefit of the doubt, but I was sure he didn't have a sense of humor. It was 10 p.m. by the time we met up for our date. It was a Tuesday. We smoked pot, went to a meatball shop, and had sex on our first date. I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to do any of those things on a first date, but we really just had a blast. And 10 months later, we're still having a blast every single day."


“Best date? Two words: su-shi.”

“The best pickup line I've heard was, ‘If I owned a magazine, you would be on the cover.’ Of course it was in reference to my mama since she is fierce AF.”

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“I met my fiancé (as of one week ago) in 2010 at a coffeehouse in the town where we went to college. I asked him if he wanted to come to a party with me. He said yes! Six years later, he proposed in the exact same place we met. I said yes!”


“I have a very sexy boyfriend who I met on Tinder. Hey, sometimes it works!”

“Best pick up line: I was with a girlfriend in Vegas, very content with playing penny slots and drinking complimentary, cheap champagne from the waitresses at the casino. Two dudes came up to us and offered to buy us Dom Perignon. We tried to turn them down, and one of the guys said, ‘Are you turning down a $100 glass of champagne?’ So we took them up on it, enjoyed the hell outta that champagne, and went on with our night playing penny slots without them.”

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“The best date I've been on has to be when the girl I was talking to in college came down to visit campus during my dance crew's showcase weekend.  I was running the crew so I barely had time to breath and had no idea she was coming down that weekend, so she surprised me with dinner and movies when I got back to the apartment that evening. Simple, thoughtful things always win.”

“The best pickup line came as I was DJing a party at my college. I had a girl call me down from the stage, put real money in my shirt, say ,’This is only for the hotties,’ and then ‘Shhhh’ me while slinking back into the crowd. We had a fun date the next day.”