Top 5 Netflix Shows to Bond With Your Partner Over

I think we can all agree that the most difficult part about a relationship isn’t the sacrifices, or anxiety, or cohabitating. It’s deciding what to watch on TV, obviously. Picture it, the idyllic night in, involving all the staples: a cozy blanket, your University hoodie, a glass bottle of wine, a bowl of popcorn with melted butter on top (because YO-freakin’-LO), and your partner in comfy town. The only thing this coveted situation is in need of is something to watch. Familiar classics like Friends or The Office will satiate you for a time but before long one of you will be scrolling through Instagram or asleep before Ross even finds out about Monica and Chandler. This is a slippery slope indeed, a choose your own adventure of sorts.

The most ideal way to navigate your Netflix queue with your partner is to consult The Trifecta of Bingeworthiness (patent pending). Preparing to glue your eyeballs to the TV for an undetermined amount of time is like finding the one. In order to avoid making a frivolous decision, the answer to the following three questions must be a resounding YES:

1 – Can you assume that the characters will hold your attention for more than a few episodes?

2 – Does more than one season of the show in question exist?

3 – Does it have the ability to spark interesting conversation between you and your SO post viewing?

Of all the programs, in all of Netflix, let these walk into your List.

Black Mirror

If non-stop captivation and post viewing discussion revolving around human nature are your thing, Black Mirror is the ticket. This nearly unavoidable anthology centres around science fiction, dystopian futures, and moral ethical dilemmas. With four seasons of no more than 6 episodes per season, each averaging 60 minutes in length, it is an excellent recipe for binge-watching.

This is Us

I’m not trying to tell you how to live your life, but if you have not yet let the Pearson family into your living room, what are you even doing? This real, emotional, loveable show requires a box of Kleenex, and someone sweet to watch it with. Get ready to fall in love with every character on This is Us, they are all hashtag goals. (Except teenage Kevin – he’s a brat. You’ll understand once you watch). Fair warning, after seeing the kind of man Jack is, the marriage Randall and Beth have, and the sibling relationship between Kevin and Kate, you’ll be holding your nearest and dearest to a whole new standard.

The Good Place

At the off chance that you aren’t following Kristen Bell on Instagram or the more probable chance that you don’t have cable, prior to being added to Netflix you may not have heard about a gem called The Good Place. Come for the scintillating take on the afterlife, stay for the Eleanor (Kristen Bell) flashbacks – they’re “forkin’” great.


Formerly called Scrotal Recall (I’m not joking), Lovesick is the most underrated show on Netflix. It has everything; awkwardness, multiple and intertwining love stories, and a wicked soundtrack (Alt-J, Metronomy, Django Django…). Following the lives of three best friends – specifically one’s sordid sexual past, Lovesick manages to tackle subject matter in the most refreshingly relatable, down to earth way. This British sitcom is impossible not to love.

The Last Man on Earth

Will Forte is basically the newest version of a Michael Scott-esque (The Office) character and it is excellent. He is the right amount of cringey; you hate him, yet find yourself rooting for him. The Last Man on Earth is a comedy full of holes, nothing about it is realistic and that is what works. It dances on the line of dry and slapstick in a way that will make you literally laugh out loud. On paper, it may not seem that appealing, but I dare you to just watch one episode – spoiler alert: you can’t.

Seven Unique Wedding Gifts for Every Happy Couple

Wedding gifts usually come down to a few typical presents every couple either registers for or expects to get, and everyone is getting tired of it (yes, the couple included). If the couple getting married hasn’t registered and you have the opportunity to be creative in choosing the gift, here are some ideas that are definitely everything but boring!

Mr. and Mrs. coffee mugs

Coffee-obsessed couples will love having their own, personalized coffee mug to enjoy and this is your opportunity to give it to them. Every morning with their first sip, they’ll not only have a matching mug set to enjoy the wonderful smell and taste of coffee together but they’ll be happy to remember you. Cute!

Traveling kit

Couples that love to travel together will love getting something they’ll be able to use on their traveling adventures; be their favorite guest by putting together a traveling wedding basket made of the most useful Go Travel gadgets like a money belt, hidden holster wallet, flight socks, cable and lock, etc. Think “him & her” gadgets for a 100% success score.

A cooking gadget

Couples who enjoy cooking (together) will appreciate getting an awesome kitchen gadget like an elegant pot set, a juicer, a posh cutlery set, etc. Make your friends happy with a personalized gift of this type and you may be invited for dinner more often than you’d anticipated.

A wine box

Dedicate a wine box to your wine-loving friends for their wedding day by picking two or three of your or your friends’ favorite wines and boxing them up. This elegant wine container is a perfect gift for the couple who will be encouraged to toast to their love drinking your super delicious wedding wine.

A gramophone

Music-obsessed couples with an appreciation of a quality tune and a retro feel will love getting a vintage gramophone or a collection of their favorite artist’s records. Start the search at vintage stores and high-end garage sales, then move onto Amazon and eBay.

A custom made cheese board

If the bride and the groom love cheese and you know they often organize some wine and cheese tasting parties, then this is the perfect gift for them. Find the shape of the board you like the most and print or carve their names into it. You can even add a poem or a doodle that fits their personalities.

Personalized Bedding

Give the happy couple a set of personalized sheets with their name embellished on the covers and pillowcases. Wish them an always-cozy bedtime, a careless sleep and a passion we all dream of. Make sure you opt for high-quality fabrics.

Hopefully, the list above helped your creative juices flow. Choose a personalized gift, one worthy of your friends’ interests and joy. Good luck!

Love Lessons from A Plenty of Fish Success Couple

There is no better way to start the month of LOVE than with one of our favorite Plenty of Fish success stories. The story of Alicia and Timothy will not only make you tear up, it will provide you with helpful tips on how to find “the one” online.

Alicia and Timothy emphasize the importance of:

1. Filling out your dating profile wholeheartedly to reflect your hobbies/interests 

2. First impressions and first messages 

3. Patience and honest communication

Timothy: I had seen Alicia’s profile and I couldn’t write her due to her preferred mail settings, so I just prayed she would look at my profile and write me. My prayers were answered. I was shocked she messaged me! I felt bad because I had just started my 2 hour commute back home, so I wasn’t able to reply until I got home.

Alicia: In my settings on my profile I had selected “only upgraded users can message me” because I loved having the freedom to message who I really wanted to. So I had to message Timothy first. I wrote a short message just saying “hello, I love your profile.”

I saw he read the message but after about a half hour, I didn’t hear back so I thought he wasn’t interested and it made me a little sad.

Timothy: Since it was so long since Alicia had messaged me, I made sure that I read her message and her profile very carefully. Since it took me so long to even read the message, I made sure to make my first impression count.

I took one subject from each of her sections that stood out to me or that I could relate to. As I kept reading, I saw the woman of my dreams.

A woman that likes to fish but hates to eat seafood, a gamer, and has a beautiful singing voice. Match made in heaven.

Alicia: 30-40 minutes after I had sent my message to Timothy, I received a notification that he wrote me back! My heart skipped a beat.

I opened the message and he had written the longest message I had ever seen! I knew at that very moment he was interested in getting to know me. He took his time to read my whole profile and asked questions. I was in complete shock that he invested that much time in his first message to me.

Our first conversation was about every single thing on my profile and his! We just clicked right away! It was like a key fitting in its own key hole. We haven’t stopped talking from that moment on.

The First Date

Timothy: Our first date; that day started out in a rush and a total wreck, literally. I got into a car accident that morning before work and I had to take the day off. I was not going to it stop me from having the best date I had ever been on. A date filled with talking, bowling, and enjoying our time together resulting in an amazing day.

Alicia: I have full custody of my two kiddos so the person had to be 100% worth it for me to pay for a sitter to go on a date. I knew Timothy was worth it. We didn’t bowl much, we mainly just sat talking for hours on end….everything was so natural and exciting!

I knew they were the one

Timothy: I knew Alicia was the one the first time I read her profile.

Alicia: I knew he was the one for me when he told me to take my time and he would be patient and wait for me to open up. I was in an abusive marriage before so I had very high, large, solid walls up and could never let anyone in. He was the only one who was able to get through my walls to my heart and that, in itself, is a huge thing for me. I was falling in love without trying and it was scary but exciting.

What I Love Most

Timothy: Even until this very day, she still shows me how much she loves me and that she loves me for who I am. I am perfect the way I am, even if we disagree, that is okay. We will work it out and continue to accept each other for the perfect people we are for each other.

Alicia: I love his passionate, loving, caring, and giving heart. I love his optimism and how genuine he is. His loyalty and how he is the most amazing father. I love how he loves my children from my marriage as his own. He knows how to genuinely apologize and not make the same mistakes. We have not had a single argument. We have disagreed but we just talk it out and compromise.

I feel beyond blessed every single day that we crossed paths, thanks to POF!

A Valentine’s Day to Remember – The Best Gifts for Your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you used up all your gift ideas for Christmas, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! While a cute card and flowers can go a long way, we want to give you some out-of-the-box ideas to consider. From inexpensive, sentimental gifts to pricier items to surprise your sweetie, here are 10 Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your significant other.

Beer or Wine Subscription Club

If your beau is a wine or beer lover, give them the gift that keeps on giving. Sign them up for the Beer of the Month Club. With different membership options starting at $27.95, they will get a hand-selected monthly shipment of microbrews from around the world.

If your significant other is a wine connoisseur, gift them a subscription to the Tasting Room for $40. Once they sign up, they’ll fill out a survey about their preferences/taste and receive a new bottle from around the world each month. No matter their beverage of choice, discover new spirts and brews and share a glass of wine or a cold one with your one and only; cheers!

Specialty Candy Gift Sets

While you can’t go wrong with the old faithful of Valentine’s Day gifts, think outside the box (of chocolates) and shop for specialty candy gift sets from Sugarfina. From vodka-infused candies to decorative gift boxes and mix-and-match DIY candy options, you can find a gift for your significant other that will tickle their taste buds and touch their heart.

Fitness Tracker

If your beau made a resolution to step up their fitness game in 2018, this is the perfect gift to help them keep track of their milestones. With so many different models, you can find a fitness tracker that fits their style. Why not get one for both of you so you can work on your fitness together? Find one on the Fitbit website or check for deals on Amazon.

Engraved Jewelry

Want to score some points this Valentine’s Day, check out these personalized engraved necklaces. Pick your anniversary, first date or any other significant milestone and inscribe it on a pendant for your love to wear. They’ll have a special keepsake to remind them how much you love them, and you’ll have a reminder so you’ll never forget the important dates!

Spa Day For Two

We can’t think of anything better than sharing a relaxing day at the spa with your beau. Start off with a duo sauna or steam with cucumber and lemon water in hand followed by the ultimate full body massage. Find a spa near you and book this well in advance to secure your day of serenity.

Pajama Set

Whether you buy a full set, a robe or some matching onesies, PJ’s are a great gift to help your significant other feel warm and cozy. Go with the classic hearts or red and pink theme, or find a funny matching pair you can wear together. Everyone has a daily morning routine whether it be shaving, moisturizing or putting on makeup, a great add on to the warm and fuzzies gift could be a Harry’s grooming set or Sephora gift set.

The Latest Gadgets

Good communication is essential to any relationship and a new phone or tablet can help you keep in touch with your loved ones. Reliable tech is especially important in a long-distance relationship. Whether you exchange frequent text messages or prefer FaceTime, make sure you can keep in touch. If you don’t want to shell out the cash after the holidays, but still want to surprise your sweetie, check out great deals on Gazelle certified refurbished devices. Score a like-new smartphone or tablet for less and still have cash left over for a Valentine’s Day date.

DIY Sentimental Scrapbook

You probably have lots of cute pics of the two of you on Facebook or Instagram, but how many actual prints do you have? Grab some of your favorite shots and put them together in a photo album or scrapbook. This is an inexpensive gift and the perfect idea for the craft or DIY enthusiast. Your guy or girl will love looking back at all the memories you’ve shared.

Yours and Mine Glasses

Whether you have trouble remembering whose cup is whose or you just want some nice looking glasses for a cocktail or nightcap, check out this cute Yours and Mine set. You can toast to your love and keep your drinks to yourself.

Romantic Getaway

If you really want to pull out the big guns, plan a romantic getaway for the two of you. You can go somewhere exotic, or stay close to home and go camping and unplug for an intimate weekend away. If you’re worried about costs, check for deals on Travelzoo and Groupon, or plan a staycation or a romantic picnic. You can ditch the dinner crowd and enjoy the time with just the two of you.

If you start planning now, you can make this Valentine’s Day one your guy or girl will never forget. No matter where you are in your relationship, you can find a gift that will make your significant other feel special. Whether it’s a new relationship or you’ve been together for years, enjoy Valentine’s Day with your special someone.

Step Aside Ghosting, There Are Some New Dating Trends in Town for 2018

Over the last two years, most of us have become all too familiar with the dating trend, Ghosting – when someone you’ve been dating suddenly ceases all communication without an explanation, leaving you completely in the dark and asking yourself, “what happened?”

What will be the trends to look out for in 2018?! Well we have the answer for you.

Here are the latest dating trends predicted by 2,000 Plenty of Fish users:

Flexting (/fle-ks-t-ing/): Digital boasting to impress a date before meeting IRL.

Put up your hand if you’ve experienced the digital cousin of flexing in modern dating. Well you’re not alone; 47 percent of singles have experienced the infamous “Flexter,” who sends multiple texts about just how awesome they are in order to impress you. The majority of ladies (63%) say they have been contacted by Flexter versus only 38% of men.

Cricketing (/krik-it-ing/): Leaving someone on “read” for too long and taking much too long to continue the conversation.

“I had a great time last night. When are you free next week?!”

Message read….

No reply. Silence. Cue the crickets.

You can see they’ve read your message, but they haven’t replied yet; oh the soul crushing pain of being left on “read” for far too long. The majority of singles (67%) say they have waited patiently for a reply from their date, only to receive it much later than expected. Talk about a conversation buzzkill.

Ghostbusting (/ghost-bugst-ing/): Continuing to text someone after they’ve ghosted you.

In 2018 some singles are going the distance by ghostbusting – continuing to text the person who has decided to ghost them. 38% of singles say they have experienced someone who would not stop texting them after being ghosted.

If you find yourself ghostbusting someone, I recommend you stop doing this immediately and move forward with your love life – put your time and efforts into texting someone who actually wants to message you back!

Serendipidating (/ser-uh n-dip-i-deyt-ing/): Putting off a date and “leaving it up to fate” in case someone better comes along in the interim.

Think about how many opportunities you’ve missed out on because you’ve failed to set a date or time with someone.

The grass is always greener, according to 30% of singles who admitted to putting off scheduling a date, in case someone better comes along.

Fauxbae’ing (/foh-bey-ing/): Pretending to have a significant other over social media when you’re actually single.

Have you ever wanted to make an ex jealous? Singles have resorted to the latest social media dating trend called fauxbae’ing! 19% of single men have apparently witnessed someone pretend to have a significant other over social media when they were actually single.

Have you ever gone to these lengths to send a message to your ex that you’ve “moved on”?

If you have a dating trend of your very own that you’ve either witnessed or experienced, we’d love to hear it!