Dating Philosophy 101

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Title: Dating Philosophy 101
Author(s): Poetgirl925
Date(s): March 22 - October 30, 2013
Length: 38250
Genre: het
Fandom: Arrow (TV)
External Links: link at FFN
link at AO3

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Dating Philosophy 101 is an Olicity fanfic by Poetgirl925, initially posted on Mar 22, 2013. It was later published on AO3 on November 26, 2013.

There is an incomplete sequel started by the author.

It's a commonly recommended multichapter fic.


Felicity has a date, and Oliver realizes he knows very little about her personal life. But when he starts asking questions, he gets a little more information than he was expecting.

Reviews and Reactions

Read this in one sitting last night (yay extra day of vacation!) and I just have to say that I enjoyed this so so very much. You write Oliver and Felicity in one of the most realistic and thoughtful ways I've seen. You just really explore the depth of their characters. Your Felicity is *the* most fleshed-out Felicity I've read in any fanfic so far. I appreciate it more than I can say...I can't wait to get a bit more of her background in S2 (probably not going to be the extent you've done it here but I think the writers are integrating her more so I hope we just get the briefest glimpse into her personal life or background this year).

I love the way you showed how their friendship emerged. I loved Lindsay as Felicity's best friend.

I love the realism in that Oliver still had unresolved feelings for Laurel and the two of them couldn't go down that road yet. Oliver cares for Felicity but, yes, it's not love yet. It's more than curiosity at the same time.[1]
This was great, but I'm really looking forward to the sequel to get a happy resolution ;) I prefer to wait til fics are completed before reading, so consider this my encouragement to keep writing![2]
A friend recced this out to me this morning and I intended to read it bit by bit over the weekend, but then I ended up enjoying it too much and read it all today.[3]
You kind of left the story off in a really weird spot without any kind of resolution at all[4]
Damn it! I started reading this story because it was under complete, but it has a sequel! Why must you toy with my emotions! Although it looks like the sequel hasn't gotten some love in a long time, which never bodes well :( But anyways, I enjoyed reading this and you are a fantastic writer![5]


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