The Busiest Day for Online Dating is Almost Here!

If your new year’s resolution is to find love, then listen up!

This Sunday, January 7, 2018, is predicted to be the busiest day of the year for online dating, according to Plenty of Fish data. The best time for users to log into their POF app and start chatting with other singles is at 9pm. Signups are expected to reach 117,139, which means plenty of potential matches at your fingertips!

Home for The Holidays – Singles Weigh In On Cuffing, New Year’s Kisses and Finding A Holiday Date

With festive holiday dinners on the horizon, Plenty of Fish conducted a survey to uncover how much the holidays impact one’s dating life. Are singles looking to roll solo to Xmas dinner, hooking up with their ex or planning their perfect New Year’s kiss?

The Ultimate 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Baby it’s cold outside, which means it’s time for the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping!

Finding the right gifts can be quite tricky depending on what type of person you’re buying for, so I’ve broken down this year’s Holiday Gift Guide into a couple common categories, to give you a head start on gifts for: the techie, gamer, the long term lover, the DIY-er, the foodie, the cocktail enthusiast, the “we just started dating”, and the brainiac.

Survey Reveals: “Pumpkin Spice” Is Anything But Basic

Before the first Autumn leaf falls to the ground, consumers are lined up at their nearest Starbucks, waiting to get their hands on the much anticipated PSL (aka, Pumpkin Spice Latte for those less familiar). This Fall fan favorite is often referred to, by society, as a drink for the most “basic” of people, but the latest data from Plenty of Fish reveals something very different. Pumpkin spice is anything but basic, in fact, it’s considered “trendy.”

Feed Your Eyes On The Perfect First Date Food

If there is one thing people love more than sex, it’s food.

Or is that just me?

Our relationship with food may be one of the strongest relationships to date, seeing as it’s part of our everyday routine. I would personally, love fried chicken to be my first hello and last goodbye.

Since food takes the front seat in our dating life, from first date dinners to morning after brunches, I’ve devoted this post to food, by putting together the top 3 perfect first date plates, that will hopefully lead you right into the second.

VIDEO – The Evolution of Conversation: Flirting With Emojis

Emojis are so hot right now, that singles around the world are using them as a means to flirt, replacing words and proper sentences altogether.

VIDEO – The Evolution of Conversation: The Victorian Icebreaker

“Sup” a word short for “wassup” which itself, is short for “what is up?”

We’ve all used it shamelessly, more than a dozen times on dating apps, to replace full sentences. Oftentimes ‘sup’ is used to show interest in someone or simply to break the ice in the laziest way possible.

But who was the first to use this poor excuse for a word?

Plenty of Fish dug deep into their archives and are thrilled to present this ‘Heritage Minute’ for the word “sup”.

According to Data: Small Talk is a BIG Thing

“The weather is great today….Do you like…the weather?”

Small talk has had a bad rep for as long as I can remember. It’s often considered irrelevant, surface level conversation, used to pass the time and/or fill the air of an awkward silence. Examples of small talk include; ‘how’s it going?’, ‘where do you work?’ ‘nice day isn’t it?’ – questions that are often met with a one word answer.

The beauty of engaging in small talk, which we often miss, is the possibility of it leading to a meaningful conversation or new connection, you would have otherwise missed.

Does Drinking Help or Hinder First Date Conversation?

Ah the first date….

You arrive before him, staking your claim on a decent corner table, so you don’t have to awkwardly wait in line with your date; throwing away all your best conversation starters within the first 2 minutes of meeting him.

Data Reveals: Top Words To Use in Your Messages that Lead to Conversations

How many times have you caught yourself staring blankly at a cute dating profile, not having the slightest clue how to craft a first message to catch their attention?

I for one, just put up my hand – Guilty as charged.

Luckily for me and you; Plenty of Fish recently analyzed hundreds of thousands of conversations to pull a list of the top words singles use in their first messages that actually lead to a conversation.