Rejection – nobody wants to be on either side of it. Everyone knows it’s a horrible feeling to be rejected, but what people don’t talk about is how hard it is to be the one doing the rejecting. Having to break up with someone is all kinds of awkward, and because of this people have a tendency to take the easy way out (read: ghosting), but it’s not a cool way to end a relationship, no matter how casual or serious. Need help rejecting someone like a grown-up? Read on!
Continue reading ➞ Rejection 101: How to Break Up With Someone Like a Grown-up
Spring has (almost) sprung, and nothing gets us ready for the season more than some good old fashioned spring cleaning. As you think about decluttering your physical spaces, why not refresh your online spaces as well? Where to start, you ask? Easy, your online dating profile!
Continue reading ➞ Spring Has (Almost) Sprung! Clean Up Your Dating Profile With These 10 Easy Ways to Hit Refresh
Now that all the holiday madness, filled with excessive shopping, feasting and socializing, is officially over, it’s time to dial back into your weekly routine: sleep (a lot), work, eat, exercise, save money and date. That’s right – date! But you’re wondering how the hell you’re going to afford a night out on a strict budget…
Continue reading ➞ Dating On A Dime: Cheap First Date Nights, Post Holiday Chaos
“I’m just not that into you” is almost an impossible phrase to say to someone – it’s honest sure, but boy does it hurt hearing it from someone you really like.
Today I’m going to share some alternative, more tactful phrases that relay the same message.
Continue reading ➞ Rejection: What to Say When You’re No Longer Interested in Someone
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
You did it! You’ve met someone great on Plenty of Fish, had amazing conversation online and are ready to meet in person, awesome. Unfortunately, sometimes the difficult parts about dating aren’t even in finding a person, but finding how to actually connect with another person. Witty banter, charm, and a relaxed flow of conversation are not things that can be faked IRL. Often times – even when you know you would hit it off with your date – your nerves inhibit you from carrying on a thriving conversation.
Continue reading ➞ 3 Ways to Keep the Conversation Flowing On a First Date