Traditionally, proposals have consisted of a man getting permission from his girlfriend’s father before getting down on one knee. Today, though, modern couples are getting creative when popping the big question. From theatrical productions like flash mobs to low-key conversations, here’s how Millennials are approaching engagements.
Raise your hand and say “I” if you’ve ever experienced an awkward moment on a first date? Guarantee, you just put up your hand, or at least cringed with the thought of your last groan inducing date moment. But that’s the beauty of first dates isn’t it? Both parties are excited, nervous and perhaps a little awkward. These are all the natural feels; don’t sweat it if you run into one or even two of these hiccups along the way. Remember, you’re only human!
Here is my list of some of the most awkward moments you may have, or have yet to experience in your dating life. Behold…
A long distance relationship doesn’t usually catch you unawares. But if you or your significant other travel for work, and travel often – you might suddenly find yourself in a part-time long distance arrangement.
Is it June already?! Whoa, that came fast. Summer has officially started and singles are rolling out beach towels, grabbing their sun hats and lathering on the SPF for their upcoming travel destination.
At Plenty of Fish, we wanted to take a look at what dating on vacation really looks like, and whether singles are more open to meeting the love of their life while sipping on Mai Tais, and reading their favorite Grisham novel on the beach.
Marriage is a huge commitment, both personally and financially. That’s just one of the reasons today’s couples — Millennials especially — are waiting to tie the knot later in life.
If you’re ready to say yes to a serious relationship with your partner without making the marriage leap, here are some ways that you can show your commitment.
As exciting as meeting new people can be, there’s no doubt that stress and nerves also come along with it. Perhaps you’ve been out of the dating game for quite some time, and are worried about everything from the “hello” (do we shake hands or is that too formal? Do I go in for a hug?) to your “goodbyes” (now do we hug?).
Those early stages of a relationship are filled with new experiences. From learning about one another’s childhood to meeting your respective families, to sharing timid first kisses or exchanging passionate “I love you’s,” each milestone will send your hearts racing with excitement, passion, butterflies and romance. But one right-of-passage takes that feeling of togetherness to an entirely different level—your first getaway as a couple.
The infamous break up conversation – we hate it, never seem to be prepared to have it, and always exit it with so much left unsaid.
Ever wake up in the middle of the night, after a tearful conversation, because your brain finally thought of that epic one-liner or comeback to all the points laid out by your ex during your breakup convo? Unfortunately for the person being broken up with, you only have a few minutes to process everything your ex has been lucky enough to meticulously prepare. And what’s worse, is when the conversation is sprinkled with the following phrases…
Your love life is your business. We respect the trust you’ve given us because, let’s face it, matters of the heart are private. As professionals in the field of building connections, we, at Plenty of Fish, know that transparency is key to any healthy relationship.
Planning the perfect wedding can be a daunting task. The average couple in the US has between 12-18 months from the time that they become engaged to the day of their wedding. This may seem like you have ample time, however if you aren’t regularly sticking to a wedding planning checklist, time may sneak up on you and your big day may fall short of your childhood dreams. Here are some tips to make sure that doesn’t happen.