Whether you’re in a relationship or not, it’s inevitable that you’ll find yourself on a “date” at some point in the near future — with your spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, best friend or a complete stranger.
Text by Jorge Arauz, Editor in Chief. Photo by Mario Pascual | June 19, 2018 | Lifestyle

All of us have horror stories of blind dates gone wrong or of fairytale-worthy first dates turned into everlasting love or lifelong friendships. I’ve found there is ONE thing that really matters when it comes to ensuring a date — any date — is an experience worth remembering: LAUGHTER. Yes, folks, if you’re not chuckling it up, you’re not REALLY having a good time. And I’m not talking about a polite giggle or a forced smile at a lame joke, I’m talking about ab-wrenching LOLs. The type of laughter that only comes when two people “get” each other for a brief instance of magic that only comes with sharing a good laugh. Whether it’s witty, sarcastic, dirty, quirky, slapstick, self-deprecating or we’re-in-this-together humor, as long as you both find it funny and it doesn’t hurt anyone, it’s fair game. Just the other night a friend of mine sent out a mass text to all her contacts: “My date left me on a boat!” Sad for her, but HILARIOUS when I shared it with my date. Mean? Maybe. But I knew my friend would be OK. This isn’t the first time she’s been stranded on her journey toward finding true love. And I’m sure it won’t be the last.

Jorge Arauz

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