First Dates: The Awkward Moments and How to Navigate Them

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…

Data: Why You Should Date While On Vacation!

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.

The 13 Worst Things You Can Say During A Breakup

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…

Overhaul Your Dating Profile With These Quick Hacks!

With the warm weather and beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom, it’s time to Spring clean the one thing you’ve been sweeping under the rug – your outdated dating profile. For so long you’ve been saying “oh I’ll fill that out later,” but in reality you have’t spruced it up since you made it a year ago. Things have changed, you’ve changed, and it’s best to reflect your most current self.

Survey Reveals Singles Prefer Date Activities That Nurture Quality Conversation

You enjoy going on dates, but when it comes to planning the evening yourself, you draw a complete blank on what to do and where to go. What type of dates do singles want to go on these days? Lucky for you, we’ve got the answer.

Conversation Nation, the second annual study, released today by Plenty of Fish reveals the state of conversations in dating and explores all the ways different generations of singles connect through communication.

Plenty of Fish Survey Reveals Dating Behaviors of Introverts and Extroverts Aren’t As Different As We May Have Thought

Are you introverted or extroverted?

Whether you’re one or the other or a little bit of both, guess what? Your dating behaviors are all very similar and both the majority of extroverts (72%) and introverts (75%) have zero preference when it comes to dating either party, revealed a Plenty of Fish survey of over 2,000 U.S. single POF users.

Video: Conversation Beats Out All Night Sex?!

With the summer heat on the horizon, Plenty of Fish hit the Venice Beach boardwalk to ask LA locals what’s more important to them on a first date, conversation or sex?!

In a survey of over 2,000 U.S. singles, POF revealed 90 percent of these singles prefer conversation vs. sex.

Well, let’s take a look to see if these Angelenos agreed with the majority…

“We didn’t want the conversation to end” – Brian & Pattie’s POF Love Story

“Let’s just say the conversation was so good that we ended up getting kicked out of Starbucks at closing. We didn’t want the conversation to end…”

And the conversation didn’t end there for Brian and Patricia who met on Plenty of Fish, but we will let them tell the story.

How Did You Know Your Partner Was The One? From The Plenty of Fish Team

Leading up to Valentine’s Day, we asked our fellow Plenty of Fish employees,

“When did you know your significant other was the one?”

Today, we are so happy to share their beautiful, funny and heart warming responses with all of you!