If only dating these days was as simple and romantic as it was in, like, the '80s. You meet a cute person, they ask you out, they pick you up in their Mustang, and you drive off into the sunset. Sigh.

Now single people must navigate the complicated worlds of social media, smart phones, sexual norms, and politics. And don't even get us started on splitting the bill. It's a war zone out there. But here are some tips to avoid stepping on a dating landmine.

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