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…
Continue reading ➞ First Dates: The Awkward Moments and How to Navigate Them
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.
Continue reading ➞ The Honest Truth About Dating A Frequent Flier
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.
Continue reading ➞ Data: Why You Should Date While On Vacation!
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.
Continue reading ➞ Expressing Commitment to Your Partner – Without Getting Married
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?).
Continue reading ➞ How To Overcome Pre-Date Stress
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…
Continue reading ➞ The 13 Worst Things You Can Say During A Breakup
Love, that ethereal four-letter word. A word that can invoke lust, dreaminess, and frustration. Most certainly never boring and oftentimes all consuming. We seek it when sometimes we shouldn’t, miss it when it’s gone, and embrace it when we find it.
Continue reading ➞ Tips for Navigating Your Love Life On A Dating App
We’re all familiar with those awful, ancient dating “rules”. The same ones we’ve been conditioned into thinking are the norm; “Always play hard to get!”, “If he doesn’t call in 3 days, it’s over, he’s not interested!”. When you’re knee deep in swoon-city you shouldn’t have to stress about those trivial mandates.
Continue reading ➞ Post Date Etiquette: The Follow Up, The Next Date, and The Debrief
Let’s face it, dating can be super stressful, especially if you’re just getting back into the game. But even with all those first date jitters, it’s important that you bring out your best self. Here are 6 ways to help you be the best version of yourself when on a first date.
Continue reading ➞ 6 Ways to Be Your Best Self On A First Date
Being rejected in love hurts. New research shows that social and romantic rejection activates many of the same brain regions involved in physical pain. When you have one-way love–the one you love doesn’t love back, you may feel it physically and emotionally.
Here are some ways to transcend the pain of one-way love:
Continue reading ➞ Rejection Hurts: Indentifying One-Way Love