How do you prepare for a date? A little Facebook stalking, a stiff drink … “I usually just listen to my favorite getting-ready-to-go-out song, which is “Dance Tonight” by the R&B group Lucy Pearl. Raphael Saadiq has an amazing line in the first verse — “Make sure that I smell good” — that I’ve always taken to heart. Any date is off to a promising start when everyone smells good.”

—Chris Richards, pop music critic at the Postin an interview with Refinery 29 about being an eligible D.C. blogger