After I got my heart broken one too many times, I decided to join good ole Tinder. After days and weeks of swiping, I finally started chatting with a very handsome guy who just so happened to be from my hometown. Since we were miles and miles away from there, it was a nice change and made me feel at home. So when he asked if we could meet up that weekend, it was hard to say no.
Fancy restaurants starting to break the bank? Feel like there’s no new movies out? Tired of taking your lady for drinks at the same bars? Why not invite your honey over and spend a date night in? We’ve got 10 unique stay at home date ideas that will help impress your significant other while enjoying some quality time together.
We recently got an email from a reader who was asking for advice. We want to preface this by saying we don’t have all the answers, we’re learning just like you! This poor girl was worried because she says all of her friends loathe her boyfriend — that’s right all of them, not one or two. What do you do in this situation? Lose your friends? Lose the significant other? We dive head first into this tricky topic.
First dates are stressful especially after you’ve been out of the dating game for a while. That was me last winter and when I got asked out on a date by a sweet, handsome musician. He seemed like quite the catch so I decided to try out the whole dating game again. We made plans to watch an important football game at a local sports bar and I was beyond excited! Little did I know, I would have one of my most awkward moments on that first date.
Oh, Tinder! We all know and love it (sometimes) but those of us over here at Down 2 Date are tired of seeing some cliché, silly Tinder bios. If it doesn’t really tell us much about you, leave it off. Most people seem to have missed that memo and we’re here to help! We’ve combined our brains — and asked for outsider’s opinions — to come up with a list of all the bad Tinder bios we see regularly.
Dating is nerve-wracking. Lots of thoughts go into every little detail of date night — from your outfit to your dinner choice to what shoes you’ll put on. Now that I’ve jumped head first into the online dating pool, first dates are happening more and more often and calming my nerves before a date is pretty important. When I don’t have time to check out Searching Stella’s pre-date yoga moves, I put on a playlist that pumps me up while prepping for the evening. Hope they get you amped up for date night, too!
Remember when you were in high school and went on your first real date? Your first date where you pick your girl up (or your man picks you up), you have no idea what to expect and first kiss anxiety is real. While trying to pinpoint where my love life has gone wrong, I went way back to my very first date in all its glory.