6 Ways to Be Your Best Self On A First Date

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.

Rejection Hurts: Indentifying One-Way Love

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:

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cherry blossoms in full bloom, it’s time to Spring clean the one thing you’ve been sweeping under the rug – your outdated dating profile.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…

6 Icebreakers & Activities for The Shy & Introverted

If you’re shy or introverted, you can have remarkable success in dating. Research shows that almost 50% of adults consider themselves to be shy (sensitive to other’s social reactions and judgements), while up to 50% of people are introverted—they prefer to gain energy from their own thoughts and alone time.

5 Questions to Discuss with Your Partner Before Getting Engaged

Before two people become engaged, it’s important for them to have honest conversations about the successes and failures that have led them to the moment they knew that marriage was the right step for their future. Each relationship is unique, but there are universal themes that every couple should discuss. Here are the five common questions I recommend couples ask before getting down on one knee.

Makeup Tips & Tricks – How to Change Your Look for 6 Types of Dates

Just like choosing your date-night outfit, applying your makeup also requires a bit of extra attention and thought when you’re headed out with a special someone. With some fine-tuning of your everyday makeup routine, you’ll be ready for any type of date. Here are some tips for every scenario.

“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.