They kept communicating on the service—with him even asking for her phone number—until October, when Wisdom flew from Texas to New Orleans for their first date.Nine months later, Lafargue popped the question—and Wisdom accepted.

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Tweet-by-tweet transcripts of first dates have been written by casual coffee-shop observers and even half of dating duos themselves.

Comedian Tim Young went to write at a Starbucks in Baltimore and ended up with comedy gold—from the table next to him.

The kind of jitters that are not so welcome are those of performance anxiety.

We're not talking about the performance of amorous activities here, but about the possibility that your getting-to-know-you chitchat comes under scrutiny by an audience far beyond your date.

A love story played itself out digitally day by day a few months ago and captivated its Internet audience.

Friends Tim Goodman and Jessica Walsh decided that to break their bad dating patterns and maybe find true love, they'd date each other and document it at 40 Days of Dating.It takes feelings we have that are vast and powerful, but often quiet and internal, and blows them up to dramatic scenes and emotional outpourings.Our digital love lives are even more muted, but as deeply felt, and increasingly they occupy and influence our relationships.He could not pay exclusive attention to any particular woman unless he was serious and wanted to pursue marriage.1. Movie love is so much more dramatic than real-life love—and that's what we love about it."We were in a constant state of worry about this before we began the project," he said.