A new romance is exciting, fun and wistful—but put it to the test with too many high-pressure holiday events, and it may not feel so carefree anymore. Luckily, there are many ways to celebrate the holidays with someone you’re still getting to know and enjoy the bliss of getting into the spirit with someone by your side.
The holidays can be the best time of year for some and a very stressful time for others! Today, I want to alleviate some of your stress and share some great gift ideas for every stage of your relationship. I’ve noticed a popular question on the web is, “Do I buy someone a gift when I’ve only been dating them a month or less?”
Here are some of my best answers for you when it comes to gifting with a partner!
Larah Hunt, from the footwear retailer Charles Clinkard, shares her top tips for nailing your first date dress code this festive season.
We all know dates can be pretty nerve-wracking, particularly if it’s your first time meeting a new person. And, while your mind might be preoccupied thinking of the venue, activities and even how to fill any awkward silences, it’s important to remember that first impressions count. So, whether you’re planning on heading to a posh restaurant to wine and dine your date, or you’re wanting to visit the Christmas markets, you’ll need a stylish outfit to wow your date with this festive season. And here, I’ll be showing you just how to do this.
Breaking up with someone and being broken up with can be equally devastating. Every day feels like a marathon of emotions – sad, angry, numb, relieved…and repeat. The emotional roller coaster of ending a relationship with your best friend is exhausting and sometimes leaves you in bed or lounging on the couch for days. There are certainly ways to get you back to feeling like yourself and today I’m going to share with you my favorite activities that have always somehow made me feel a little better after heartbreak (and don’t worry, they’re not all physical activities.)
Ah, emotional baggage. Everyone has it, but very few of us want to talk about it. Why? Because we often don’t like discussing things we feel we can’t control. Emotions are erratic, ever-changing, and, let’s be honest, talking about all the trauma of our past is never a fun experience, especially with someone new, but what if it could lead to something great? We’ve been told since we were little that honesty is always the best policy, so here are some reasons to consider taking a chance and opening up to your partner.
“What is the best aspect of working at Plenty of Fish?” A lot of people ask me this, and my number one response is – seeing how our dating app brings people together, who would have never met otherwise. Today, I am going to share with you the story of Amanda and Chris who I received a “tweet” from this past September.
One of the most commonly asked questions we get here at POF from our users is “Where did my profile photo go” or “Why was my photo deleted?” We understand that it can be frustrating to have your photo taken down, especially if you’re not sure why, so I am here today to answer this age-old FAQ with some advice from the inside.
Breaking up hurts—for real. The part of the brain that registers the pain of a break-up is the same area that registers physical pain. The more rejected, abandoned or ignored you feel, the more activity you will have in the anterior cingulate part of your brain, which also registers physical distress. Your pain is physiological and it can be excruciating for sure.
But here is the good news: There are definite proven methods to beat the blues! Use these tips:
The first few months of a new relationship are so exciting; your heart is racing, you’re texting non-stop with your new beau and life doesn’t seem to exist outside of your relationship. It’s so easy to get caught up in the romance, but you should never let plans with your friends slip through the cracks. You do still have a life outside your partner and it’s important to never lose sight of that.
It’s that time of year folks! The weathers’ getting colder and the vibes are getting spookier. Whether you’ve been planning a costume all year, or like to take it easy on Ol’ Hallows Eve, we have the perfect list of date ideas that will tickle anyone’s Halloween fancy.