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…
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.
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?).
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.
It’s time to get on board with the use of emojis in conversations, if you aren’t already. They’ve officially taken the dating world by storm! And, as we know too well, with great power comes great responsibility. A beneficial tool when used well, a simple emoji can easily help or hinder your chances with someone you are chatting to.
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.
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:
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cherry blossoms in full bloom, it’s time to Spring clean the one thing you’ve been sweeping under the rug – your outdated dating profile.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.
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.