Five years of Date Lab: Who got hitched, who got ditched and what we’ve learned in our quest for a spark
As Date Lab celebrates its fifth anniversary in matchmaking, we take a look at where some of our experiments in sparkage have led, from weddings to disasters.
 
Date Lab: These two even match up on the Myers-Briggs personality test
(The Washington Post, August 20, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
A little seasoned straight talk adds plenty of spice to their dinner
(The Washington Post, August 13, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: Alpha male meets Sarah from Seattle
(The Washington Post, August 6, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: These tall redheads don’t exactly see eye-to-eye
(The Washington Post, July 30, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: Who needs chemistry if you have stimulating conversation?
(The Washington Post, July 23, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: They each had a card to put on the table
(The Washington Post, July 16, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: How this couple ended up at a strip club
(The Washington Post, July 9, 2015; 9:10 AM)
 
She’s ‘sparkly’ like Christmas — and someone’s looking for the mistletoe
(The Washington Post, June 25, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: They’re foodies who love karaoke. Will they hit the right notes?
(The Washington Post, June 18, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: These two women mesh in almost every way. Is that enough?
(The Washington Post, June 11, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: This was no ordinary date. One person revealed a secret.
(The Washington Post, June 5, 2015; 5:00 AM)
 
This couple revealed to each other their special craving — for cheese
(The Washington Post, May 28, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: She’s already a winner in his book
(The Washington Post, May 21, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Early in the date he asked her: Have you seen ‘Married at First Sight’?
(The Washington Post, May 14, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Can good repartee open a door to romance?
(The Washington Post, May 8, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Two charmers with a lust for life
(The Washington Post, May 1, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
How dare we put together a vegan and a vegetarian?
(The Washington Post, April 24, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab tests out ‘opposites attract’: Avid sports fan meets an avid reader
(The Washington Post, April 17, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
The curse of the awkward first hug
(The Washington Post, April 10, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
After a rocky start to the Date Lab dinner, could alcohol fuel a recovery?
(The Washington Post, April 3, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Dating game contestant’s dinner No. 2: Does Date Lab’s choice top her own?
(The Washington Post, March 27, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Orange you glad she picked him?
(The Washington Post, March 20, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab was doubly sure of this match!
(The Washington Post, March 13, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
‘We kind of nerded out and it was a lot of fun’
(The Washington Post, March 6, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: When our first pick can’t make the date, she suggests a friend
(The Washington Post, February 27, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Fox’s Tony Perkins fretted about Date Lab dead ends. So we matched his producer.
(The Washington Post, February 20, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: They lived in the same area. Will they find other common ground?
(The Washington Post, February 13, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab has an adventure: A group date!
(The Washington Post, February 6, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Ms. Happy-Go-Lucky meets Mr. Motivated
(The Washington Post, January 30, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: Two tall guys. Will they see eye to eye?
(The Washington Post, January 23, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: Is it true opposites attract?
(The Washington Post, January 9, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: She’s all Microsoft, he’s all Apple
(The Washington Post, January 16, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: This pair is united on at least one thing: supremacy of Alanis Morissette
(The Washington Post, December 31, 2014; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: An O. Henry ending to an evening of good conversation
(The Washington Post, December 24, 2014; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: He brought up scandals. She poked him in the face. Then what?
(The Washington Post, December 19, 2014; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: Two world travelers discover they are both at the nesting stage. And ...?
(The Washington Post, December 12, 2014; 6:01 AM)
 
Date Lab: Small town roots; big city match?
(The Washington Post, December 5, 2014; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: Two Nats fans share their misery, and a kiss
(The Washington Post, November 14, 2014; 6:00 AM)
 
She loves Harry Potter. He has never read any of the books. Can this possibly work?
(The Washington Post, November 26, 2014; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: He says she’s beautiful. She says he’s a unicorn. That’s a good thing.
(The Washington Post, November 7, 2014; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: A sneaky number exchange leads to more plans to go out
(The Washington Post, November 21, 2014; 12:30 PM)
 
Date Lab: Two fantasy football players meet. Watch their video analysis of the date
(The Washington Post, October 31, 2014; 6:00 AM)
 
Date Lab: He likes Jim Carrey, she doesn’t. Can this work?
(The Washington Post, October 22, 2014; 5:04 PM)
 
Date Lab: Things get a little complicated when you have a friend in common
(The Washington Post, October 16, 2014; 1:50 PM)
 
Date Lab: He noticed her tattoo right away
(The Washington Post, October 9, 2014; 11:34 AM)
 
Date Lab: Boatbuilder meets sailor. Love ahoy?
(The Washington Post, October 3, 2014; 7:30 AM)
 
Date Lab: Two adventurous, spicy-food lovers hit it off
(The Washington Post, September 26, 2014; 7:30 AM)
 
Date Lab: What the matchmaker didn’t know may have undermined this match.
(The Washington Post, September 19, 2014; 7:30 AM)
 
Date Lab: Two economists find they have more in common than just theories.
(The Washington Post, September 12, 2014; 7:30 AM)
 
Beer, wine, bourbon and cigars. Is this a country song?
(The Washington Post, September 5, 2014; 7:30 AM)
 
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