Dating is hard, and let’s face it: Nobody has all the answers. Whether you’re married, non-monogamous, asexual, or otherwise inclined, navigating the ins and outs of new relationships is challenging. Plus, your particular wants, needs, and desires often feel unique to you and yours. It’s hard to know what to do because so many variant problems can pop up.
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But television is a space of diversity, inclusivity, and intimacy. The rapidly growing small screen landscape offers long-term and short-term analysis for topical issues — including dating. There are identifiable, well-rounded, and readily available characters living through what you want, don’t want, and everything in between. If you listen closely, they’re talking to you. They’ve got advice for you, so open up your ears.
In the following slides, IndieWire has collected a number of dating tips from a wide array of TV experts. Some quotes are wise, some are funny, some are insightful, and some require a bit of thinking. But the hope is that one or two stick; that they help you, dear readers, navigate whatever you’re dealing with on in the wide world of dating. Be it a classic line from Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex and the City” or a clever quip from Schmidt on “New Girl,” the list is filled with advice for any and all curious parties. Go ahead. Find your favorite and share.
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