Getline is driving me crazy

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    Getline is driving me crazy

    In main I have

    string str_choice;

    I am trying to use

    cout << "Please enter date in mm/dd/yyyy format";
    getline(cin,str_choice);
    cout << str_choice;

    for some reason it will do the first cout fine but then it doesn't allow me to enter a date in it just skips the getline(cin, str_choice) line of code. I am sure it is something simple, but I can't find it.

    Thanks,
    Chris

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    I juut answered a question like this a few days ago...use cin.ignore()...

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    another solution is to use cin.get();

    Both solve the problem ( to an extent )

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