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January 11, 2021

Last year I wrote about Cuffing Season and it's odds of changing with the times, even though it stays relatively consistent year to year, we always have to examine trends and shifts in culture. I’ll explain in a bit more detail what Cuffing is once more for those of you that are unsure what it is.

Cuffing is a biological (and partially socially produced) need to pair up with a significant other in the colder winter months. It is typically done by someone that loves likes to date around, then all of the sudden has the desire to bag themselves a long term, serious relationship (mmmm, nice and cozy right?). They are cuffing themselves to a commitment, but most likely only while the weather stays chilled. But this year we may see the biggest change in cuffing season yet. Why? Because a much earlier type of cuffing has already happened for many singles during the summer of 2020… Pandemic Cuffing.

Pandemic Cuffing took many of us by surprise. None of us have ever experienced a pandemic before, never experienced a global shutdown, a complete stop to life as we knew it. So, what is it about the pandemic that would make singles react in such a manner? It's because traumatic, crisis situations push us into a high speed accelerator for our relationships. Everyone was lonelier than ever during the middle of the year. Most singles latched on to the closest thing they could find to a partner, to safety, physical touch, company…

People moved in after the first few dates and singles began to realize that they didn't want to die alone. In a much less serious manner, this is what tends to happen biologically (and subconsciously) when the weather gets cold EVERY year.

The pandemic cuffing relationships that started 7 months ago are already beginning to fall apart or are long dead by now.

Does that mean cuffing season part 2 is upon those same individuals? Maybe. It all just depends on the state of our world and if it's safe to go back to our day-to-day lives of meeting new people and falling in love all over again, the old fashioned way. You know, by swiping right and meeting up for an Old Fashioned, unworried about a plague that could befall you. Although most singles may hope this normal will return 100% soon, the odds are actually quite low that will happen. So, here are a few tips on how to avoid the first wave of the post-pandemic cuffing season and make it until the weather warms and we can all go back outside again:

  1. Make it well known you are serious about a long-term relationship. If you are using online dating platforms, make sure to quickly move from the initial conversation to an actual call, to a digital date or in-person date if you feel comfortable. The word quickly may seem counterintuitive to avoid cuffing, but this sets the tone for a more serious approach to dating, getting to know someone on a much deeper level and makes it obvious you aren't just looking for a winter cuddle buddy.
  2. If a previous hook up is starting to cling and you sense cuffing vibes, cut ties! I'm not joking. It will be healthier for you both in the long run if you stop the temporary commitment before it begins. Do not respond to texts, DMs, plans to go distanced site seeing with your cute new masks on. Just don't.
  3. Try to take comfort in knowing you are not alone in being alone. Many singles are in the same situation now. Hold on to your healthy bubble of close friends and family and ride this one out. You will find a much more significant relationship post all of this.
  4. Dating out of loneliness is the worst decision you can make. Doing anything out of desperation will always lead to chaos. Do not be with someone purely out of obligation or because it "sorta kinda" makes you happier than if you were watching
    Netflix alone. Focus on you. And if you happen to meet someone standing 6 feet behind you in line to get coffee or sitting distanced in the park, enjoy the ride and build a real
    relationship that doesn't feel like settling. You will know the difference.

The most important thing, especially after experiencing 2020, is that whatever you do brings happiness and the journey is joyful. We all deserve that.



January 11, 2021

Last year I wrote about Cuffing Season and it's odds of changing with the times, even though it stays relatively consistent year to year, we always have to examine trends and shifts in culture. I’ll explain in a bit more detail what Cuffing is once more for those of you that are unsure what it is.

Cuffing is a biological (and partially socially produced) need to pair up with a significant other in the colder winter months. It is typically done by someone that loves likes to date around, then all of the sudden has the desire to bag themselves a long term, serious relationship (mmmm, nice and cozy right?). They are cuffing themselves to a commitment, but most likely only while the weather stays chilled. But this year we may see the biggest change in cuffing season yet. Why? Because a much earlier type of cuffing has already happened for many singles during the summer of 2020… Pandemic Cuffing.

Pandemic Cuffing took many of us by surprise. None of us have ever experienced a pandemic before, never experienced a global shutdown, a complete stop to life as we knew it. So, what is it about the pandemic that would make singles react in such a manner? It's because traumatic, crisis situations push us into a high speed accelerator for our relationships. Everyone was lonelier than ever during the middle of the year. Most singles latched on to the closest thing they could find to a partner, to safety, physical touch, company…

People moved in after the first few dates and singles began to realize that they didn't want to die alone. In a much less serious manner, this is what tends to happen biologically (and subconsciously) when the weather gets cold EVERY year.

The pandemic cuffing relationships that started 7 months ago are already beginning to fall apart or are long dead by now.

Does that mean cuffing season part 2 is upon those same individuals? Maybe. It all just depends on the state of our world and if it's safe to go back to our day-to-day lives of meeting new people and falling in love all over again, the old fashioned way. You know, by swiping right and meeting up for an Old Fashioned, unworried about a plague that could befall you. Although most singles may hope this normal will return 100% soon, the odds are actually quite low that will happen. So, here are a few tips on how to avoid the first wave of the post-pandemic cuffing season and make it until the weather warms and we can all go back outside again:

  1. Make it well known you are serious about a long-term relationship. If you are using online dating platforms, make sure to quickly move from the initial conversation to an actual call, to a digital date or in-person date if you feel comfortable. The word quickly may seem counterintuitive to avoid cuffing, but this sets the tone for a more serious approach to dating, getting to know someone on a much deeper level and makes it obvious you aren't just looking for a winter cuddle buddy.
  2. If a previous hook up is starting to cling and you sense cuffing vibes, cut ties! I'm not joking. It will be healthier for you both in the long run if you stop the temporary commitment before it begins. Do not respond to texts, DMs, plans to go distanced site seeing with your cute new masks on. Just don't.
  3. Try to take comfort in knowing you are not alone in being alone. Many singles are in the same situation now. Hold on to your healthy bubble of close friends and family and ride this one out. You will find a much more significant relationship post all of this.
  4. Dating out of loneliness is the worst decision you can make. Doing anything out of desperation will always lead to chaos. Do not be with someone purely out of obligation or because it "sorta kinda" makes you happier than if you were watching
    Netflix alone. Focus on you. And if you happen to meet someone standing 6 feet behind you in line to get coffee or sitting distanced in the park, enjoy the ride and build a real
    relationship that doesn't feel like settling. You will know the difference. The most important thing, especially after experiencing 2020, is that whatever you do brings happiness and the journey is joyful. We all deserve that.


January 11, 2021



January 11, 2021

Last year I wrote about Cuffing Season and it's odds of changing with the times, even though it stays relatively consistent year to year, we always have to examine trends and shifts in culture. I’ll explain in a bit more detail what Cuffing is once more for those of you that are unsure what it is.

Cuffing is a biological (and partially socially produced) need to pair up with a significant other in the colder winter months. It is typically done by someone that loves likes to date around, then all of the sudden has the desire to bag themselves a long term, serious relationship (mmmm, nice and cozy right?). They are cuffing themselves to a commitment, but most likely only while the weather stays chilled. But this year we may see the biggest change in cuffing season yet. Why? Because a much earlier type of cuffing has already happened for many singles during the summer of 2020… Pandemic Cuffing.

Pandemic Cuffing took many of us by surprise. None of us have ever experienced a pandemic before, never experienced a global shutdown, a complete stop to life as we knew it. So, what is it about the pandemic that would make singles react in such a manner? It's because traumatic, crisis situations push us into a high speed accelerator for our relationships. Everyone was lonelier than ever during the middle of the year. Most singles latched on to the closest thing they could find to a partner, to safety, physical touch, company…

People moved in after the first few dates and singles began to realize that they didn't want to die alone. In a much less serious manner, this is what tends to happen biologically (and subconsciously) when the weather gets cold EVERY year.

The pandemic cuffing relationships that started 7 months ago are already beginning to fall apart or are long dead by now.

Does that mean cuffing season part 2 is upon those same individuals? Maybe. It all just depends on the state of our world and if it's safe to go back to our day-to-day lives of meeting new people and falling in love all over again, the old fashioned way. You know, by swiping right and meeting up for an Old Fashioned, unworried about a plague that could befall you. Although most singles may hope this normal will return 100% soon, the odds are actually quite low that will happen. So, here are a few tips on how to avoid the first wave of the post-pandemic cuffing season and make it until the weather warms and we can all go back outside again:

  1. Make it well known you are serious about a long-term relationship. If you are using online dating platforms, make sure to quickly move from the initial conversation to an actual call, to a digital date or in-person date if you feel comfortable. The word quickly may seem counterintuitive to avoid cuffing, but this sets the tone for a more serious approach to dating, getting to know someone on a much deeper level and makes it obvious you aren't just looking for a winter cuddle buddy.
  2. If a previous hook up is starting to cling and you sense cuffing vibes, cut ties! I'm not joking. It will be healthier for you both in the long run if you stop the temporary commitment before it begins. Do not respond to texts, DMs, plans to go distanced site seeing with your cute new masks on. Just don't.
  3. Try to take comfort in knowing you are not alone in being alone. Many singles are in the same situation now. Hold on to your healthy bubble of close friends and family and ride this one out. You will find a much more significant relationship post all of this.
  4. Dating out of loneliness is the worst decision you can make. Doing anything out of desperation will always lead to chaos. Do not be with someone purely out of obligation or because it "sorta kinda" makes you happier than if you were watching
    Netflix alone. Focus on you. And if you happen to meet someone standing 6 feet behind you in line to get coffee or sitting distanced in the park, enjoy the ride and build a real
    relationship that doesn't feel like settling. You will know the difference. The most important thing, especially after experiencing 2020, is that whatever you do brings happiness and the journey is joyful. We all deserve that.


January 11, 2021



January 11, 2021

Last year I wrote about Cuffing Season and it's odds of changing with the times, even though it stays relatively consistent year to year, we always have to examine trends and shifts in culture. I’ll explain in a bit more detail what Cuffing is once more for those of you that are unsure what it is.

Cuffing is a biological (and partially socially produced) need to pair up with a significant other in the colder winter months. It is typically done by someone that loves likes to date around, then all of the sudden has the desire to bag themselves a long term, serious relationship (mmmm, nice and cozy right?). They are cuffing themselves to a commitment, but most likely only while the weather stays chilled. But this year we may see the biggest change in cuffing season yet. Why? Because a much earlier type of cuffing has already happened for many singles during the summer of 2020… Pandemic Cuffing.

Pandemic Cuffing took many of us by surprise. None of us have ever experienced a pandemic before, never experienced a global shutdown, a complete stop to life as we knew it. So, what is it about the pandemic that would make singles react in such a manner? It's because traumatic, crisis situations push us into a high speed accelerator for our relationships. Everyone was lonelier than ever during the middle of the year. Most singles latched on to the closest thing they could find to a partner, to safety, physical touch, company…

People moved in after the first few dates and singles began to realize that they didn't want to die alone. In a much less serious manner, this is what tends to happen biologically (and subconsciously) when the weather gets cold EVERY year.

The pandemic cuffing relationships that started 7 months ago are already beginning to fall apart or are long dead by now.

Does that mean cuffing season part 2 is upon those same individuals? Maybe. It all just depends on the state of our world and if it's safe to go back to our day-to-day lives of meeting new people and falling in love all over again, the old fashioned way. You know, by swiping right and meeting up for an Old Fashioned, unworried about a plague that could befall you. Although most singles may hope this normal will return 100% soon, the odds are actually quite low that will happen. So, here are a few tips on how to avoid the first wave of the post-pandemic cuffing season and make it until the weather warms and we can all go back outside again:

  1. Make it well known you are serious about a long-term relationship. If you are using online dating platforms, make sure to quickly move from the initial conversation to an actual call, to a digital date or in-person date if you feel comfortable. The word quickly may seem counterintuitive to avoid cuffing, but this sets the tone for a more serious approach to dating, getting to know someone on a much deeper level and makes it obvious you aren't just looking for a winter cuddle buddy.
  2. If a previous hook up is starting to cling and you sense cuffing vibes, cut ties! I'm not joking. It will be healthier for you both in the long run if you stop the temporary commitment before it begins. Do not respond to texts, DMs, plans to go distanced site seeing with your cute new masks on. Just don't.
  3. Try to take comfort in knowing you are not alone in being alone. Many singles are in the same situation now. Hold on to your healthy bubble of close friends and family and ride this one out. You will find a much more significant relationship post all of this.
  4. Dating out of loneliness is the worst decision you can make. Doing anything out of desperation will always lead to chaos. Do not be with someone purely out of obligation or because it "sorta kinda" makes you happier than if you were watching
    Netflix alone. Focus on you. And if you happen to meet someone standing 6 feet behind you in line to get coffee or sitting distanced in the park, enjoy the ride and build a real
    relationship that doesn't feel like settling. You will know the difference. The most important thing, especially after experiencing 2020, is that whatever you do brings happiness and the journey is joyful. We all deserve that.


January 11, 2021

Last year I wrote about Cuffing Season and it's odds of changing with the times, even though it stays relatively consistent year to year, we always have to examine trends and shifts in culture. I’ll explain in a bit more detail what Cuffing is once more for those of you that are unsure what it is.

Cuffing is a biological (and partially socially produced) need to pair up with a significant other in the colder winter months. It is typically done by someone that loves likes to date around, then all of the sudden has the desire to bag themselves a long term, serious relationship (mmmm, nice and cozy right?). They are cuffing themselves to a commitment, but most likely only while the weather stays chilled. But this year we may see the biggest change in cuffing season yet. Why? Because a much earlier type of cuffing has already happened for many singles during the summer of 2020… Pandemic Cuffing.

Pandemic Cuffing took many of us by surprise. None of us have ever experienced a pandemic before, never experienced a global shutdown, a complete stop to life as we knew it. So, what is it about the pandemic that would make singles react in such a manner? It's because traumatic, crisis situations push us into a high speed accelerator for our relationships. Everyone was lonelier than ever during the middle of the year. Most singles latched on to the closest thing they could find to a partner, to safety, physical touch, company…

People moved in after the first few dates and singles began to realize that they didn't want to die alone. In a much less serious manner, this is what tends to happen biologically (and subconsciously) when the weather gets cold EVERY year.

The pandemic cuffing relationships that started 7 months ago are already beginning to fall apart or are long dead by now.

Does that mean cuffing season part 2 is upon those same individuals? Maybe. It all just depends on the state of our world and if it's safe to go back to our day-to-day lives of meeting new people and falling in love all over again, the old fashioned way. You know, by swiping right and meeting up for an Old Fashioned, unworried about a plague that could befall you. Although most singles may hope this normal will return 100% soon, the odds are actually quite low that will happen. So, here are a few tips on how to avoid the first wave of the post-pandemic cuffing season and make it until the weather warms and we can all go back outside again:

  1. Make it well known you are serious about a long-term relationship. If you are using online dating platforms, make sure to quickly move from the initial conversation to an actual call, to a digital date or in-person date if you feel comfortable. The word quickly may seem counterintuitive to avoid cuffing, but this sets the tone for a more serious approach to dating, getting to know someone on a much deeper level and makes it obvious you aren't just looking for a winter cuddle buddy.
  2. If a previous hook up is starting to cling and you sense cuffing vibes, cut ties! I'm not joking. It will be healthier for you both in the long run if you stop the temporary commitment before it begins. Do not respond to texts, DMs, plans to go distanced site seeing with your cute new masks on. Just don't.
  3. Try to take comfort in knowing you are not alone in being alone. Many singles are in the same situation now. Hold on to your healthy bubble of close friends and family and ride this one out. You will find a much more significant relationship post all of this.
  4. Dating out of loneliness is the worst decision you can make. Doing anything out of desperation will always lead to chaos. Do not be with someone purely out of obligation or because it "sorta kinda" makes you happier than if you were watching
    Netflix alone. Focus on you. And if you happen to meet someone standing 6 feet behind you in line to get coffee or sitting distanced in the park, enjoy the ride and build a real
    relationship that doesn't feel like settling. You will know the difference. The most important thing, especially after experiencing 2020, is that whatever you do brings happiness and the journey is joyful. We all deserve that.


January 11, 2021

Last year I wrote about Cuffing Season and it's odds of changing with the times, even though it stays relatively consistent year to year, we always have to examine trends and shifts in culture. I’ll explain in a bit more detail what Cuffing is once more for those of you that are unsure what it is.

Cuffing is a biological (and partially socially produced) need to pair up with a significant other in the colder winter months. It is typically done by someone that loves likes to date around, then all of the sudden has the desire to bag themselves a long term, serious relationship (mmmm, nice and cozy right?). They are cuffing themselves to a commitment, but most likely only while the weather stays chilled. But this year we may see the biggest change in cuffing season yet. Why? Because a much earlier type of cuffing has already happened for many singles during the summer of 2020… Pandemic Cuffing.

Pandemic Cuffing took many of us by surprise. None of us have ever experienced a pandemic before, never experienced a global shutdown, a complete stop to life as we knew it. So, what is it about the pandemic that would make singles react in such a manner? It's because traumatic, crisis situations push us into a high speed accelerator for our relationships. Everyone was lonelier than ever during the middle of the year. Most singles latched on to the closest thing they could find to a partner, to safety, physical touch, company…

People moved in after the first few dates and singles began to realize that they didn't want to die alone. In a much less serious manner, this is what tends to happen biologically (and subconsciously) when the weather gets cold EVERY year.

The pandemic cuffing relationships that started 7 months ago are already beginning to fall apart or are long dead by now.

Does that mean cuffing season part 2 is upon those same individuals? Maybe. It all just depends on the state of our world and if it's safe to go back to our day-to-day lives of meeting new people and falling in love all over again, the old fashioned way. You know, by swiping right and meeting up for an Old Fashioned, unworried about a plague that could befall you. Although most singles may hope this normal will return 100% soon, the odds are actually quite low that will happen. So, here are a few tips on how to avoid the first wave of the post-pandemic cuffing season and make it until the weather warms and we can all go back outside again:

  1. Make it well known you are serious about a long-term relationship. If you are using online dating platforms, make sure to quickly move from the initial conversation to an actual call, to a digital date or in-person date if you feel comfortable. The word quickly may seem counterintuitive to avoid cuffing, but this sets the tone for a more serious approach to dating, getting to know someone on a much deeper level and makes it obvious you aren't just looking for a winter cuddle buddy.
  2. If a previous hook up is starting to cling and you sense cuffing vibes, cut ties! I'm not joking. It will be healthier for you both in the long run if you stop the temporary commitment before it begins. Do not respond to texts, DMs, plans to go distanced site seeing with your cute new masks on. Just don't.
  3. Try to take comfort in knowing you are not alone in being alone. Many singles are in the same situation now. Hold on to your healthy bubble of close friends and family and ride this one out. You will find a much more significant relationship post all of this.
  4. Dating out of loneliness is the worst decision you can make. Doing anything out of desperation will always lead to chaos. Do not be with someone purely out of obligation or because it "sorta kinda" makes you happier than if you were watching
    Netflix alone. Focus on you. And if you happen to meet someone standing 6 feet behind you in line to get coffee or sitting distanced in the park, enjoy the ride and build a real
    relationship that doesn't feel like settling. You will know the difference. The most important thing, especially after experiencing 2020, is that whatever you do brings happiness and the journey is joyful. We all deserve that.


January 11, 2021

Last year I wrote about Cuffing Season and it's odds of changing with the times, even though it stays relatively consistent year to year, we always have to examine trends and shifts in culture. I’ll explain in a bit more detail what Cuffing is once more for those of you that are unsure what it is.

Last year I wrote about Cuffing Season and it's odds of changing with the times, even though it stays relatively consistent year to year, we always have to examine trends and shifts in culture. I’ll explain in a bit more detail what Cuffing is once more for those of you that are unsure what it is.

Cuffing is a biological (and partially socially produced) need to pair up with a significant other in the colder winter months. It is typically done by someone that loves likes to date around, then all of the sudden has the desire to bag themselves a long term, serious relationship (mmmm, nice and cozy right?). They are cuffing themselves to a commitment, but most likely only while the weather stays chilled. But this year we may see the biggest change in cuffing season yet. Why? Because a much earlier type of cuffing has already happened for many singles during the summer of 2020… Pandemic Cuffing.

Pandemic Cuffing took many of us by surprise. None of us have ever experienced a pandemic before, never experienced a global shutdown, a complete stop to life as we knew it. So, what is it about the pandemic that would make singles react in such a manner? It's because traumatic, crisis situations push us into a high speed accelerator for our relationships. Everyone was lonelier than ever during the middle of the year. Most singles latched on to the closest thing they could find to a partner, to safety, physical touch, company…

People moved in after the first few dates and singles began to realize that they didn't want to die alone. In a much less serious manner, this is what tends to happen biologically (and subconsciously) when the weather gets cold EVERY year.

The pandemic cuffing relationships that started 7 months ago are already beginning to fall apart or are long dead by now.

Does that mean cuffing season part 2 is upon those same individuals? Maybe. It all just depends on the state of our world and if it's safe to go back to our day-to-day lives of meeting new people and falling in love all over again, the old fashioned way. You know, by swiping right and meeting up for an Old Fashioned, unworried about a plague that could befall you. Although most singles may hope this normal will return 100% soon, the odds are actually quite low that will happen. So, here are a few tips on how to avoid the first wave of the post-pandemic cuffing season and make it until the weather warms and we can all go back outside again:

  1. Make it well known you are serious about a long-term relationship. If you are using online dating platforms, make sure to quickly move from the initial conversation to an actual call, to a digital date or in-person date if you feel comfortable. The word quickly may seem counterintuitive to avoid cuffing, but this sets the tone for a more serious approach to dating, getting to know someone on a much deeper level and makes it obvious you aren't just looking for a winter cuddle buddy.
  2. If a previous hook up is starting to cling and you sense cuffing vibes, cut ties! I'm not joking. It will be healthier for you both in the long run if you stop the temporary commitment before it begins. Do not respond to texts, DMs, plans to go distanced site seeing with your cute new masks on. Just don't.
  3. Try to take comfort in knowing you are not alone in being alone. Many singles are in the same situation now. Hold on to your healthy bubble of close friends and family and ride this one out. You will find a much more significant relationship post all of this.
  4. Dating out of loneliness is the worst decision you can make. Doing anything out of desperation will always lead to chaos. Do not be with someone purely out of obligation or because it "sorta kinda" makes you happier than if you were watching
    Netflix alone. Focus on you. And if you happen to meet someone standing 6 feet behind you in line to get coffee or sitting distanced in the park, enjoy the ride and build a real
    relationship that doesn't feel like settling. You will know the difference.

The most important thing, especially after experiencing 2020, is that whatever you do brings happiness and the journey is joyful. We all deserve that.



January 11, 2021

Last year I wrote about Cuffing Season and it's odds of changing with the times, even though it stays relatively consistent year to year, we always have to examine trends and shifts in culture. I’ll explain in a bit more detail what Cuffing is once more for those of you that are unsure what it is.

Cuffing is a biological (and partially socially produced) need to pair up with a significant other in the colder winter months. It is typically done by someone that loves likes to date around, then all of the sudden has the desire to bag themselves a long term, serious relationship (mmmm, nice and cozy right?). They are cuffing themselves to a commitment, but most likely only while the weather stays chilled. But this year we may see the biggest change in cuffing season yet. Why? Because a much earlier type of cuffing has already happened for many singles during the summer of 2020… Pandemic Cuffing.

Pandemic Cuffing took many of us by surprise. None of us have ever experienced a pandemic before, never experienced a global shutdown, a complete stop to life as we knew it. So, what is it about the pandemic that would make singles react in such a manner? It's because traumatic, crisis situations push us into a high speed accelerator for our relationships. Everyone was lonelier than ever during the middle of the year. Most singles latched on to the closest thing they could find to a partner, to safety, physical touch, company…

People moved in after the first few dates and singles began to realize that they didn't want to die alone. In a much less serious manner, this is what tends to happen biologically (and subconsciously) when the weather gets cold EVERY year.

The pandemic cuffing relationships that started 7 months ago are already beginning to fall apart or are long dead by now.

Does that mean cuffing season part 2 is upon those same individuals? Maybe. It all just depends on the state of our world and if it's safe to go back to our day-to-day lives of meeting new people and falling in love all over again, the old fashioned way. You know, by swiping right and meeting up for an Old Fashioned, unworried about a plague that could befall you. Although most singles may hope this normal will return 100% soon, the odds are actually quite low that will happen. So, here are a few tips on how to avoid the first wave of the post-pandemic cuffing season and make it until the weather warms and we can all go back outside again:

  1. Make it well known you are serious about a long-term relationship. If you are using online dating platforms, make sure to quickly move from the initial conversation to an actual call, to a digital date or in-person date if you feel comfortable. The word quickly may seem counterintuitive to avoid cuffing, but this sets the tone for a more serious approach to dating, getting to know someone on a much deeper level and makes it obvious you aren't just looking for a winter cuddle buddy.
  2. If a previous hook up is starting to cling and you sense cuffing vibes, cut ties! I'm not joking. It will be healthier for you both in the long run if you stop the temporary commitment before it begins. Do not respond to texts, DMs, plans to go distanced site seeing with your cute new masks on. Just don't.
  3. Try to take comfort in knowing you are not alone in being alone. Many singles are in the same situation now. Hold on to your healthy bubble of close friends and family and ride this one out. You will find a much more significant relationship post all of this.
  4. Dating out of loneliness is the worst decision you can make. Doing anything out of desperation will always lead to chaos. Do not be with someone purely out of obligation or because it "sorta kinda" makes you happier than if you were watching
    Netflix alone. Focus on you. And if you happen to meet someone standing 6 feet behind you in line to get coffee or sitting distanced in the park, enjoy the ride and build a real
    relationship that doesn't feel like settling. You will know the difference.

The most important thing, especially after experiencing 2020, is that whatever you do brings happiness and the journey is joyful. We all deserve that.



January 11, 2021

Last year I wrote about Cuffing Season and it's odds of changing with the times, even though it stays relatively consistent year to year, we always have to examine trends and shifts in culture. I’ll explain in a bit more detail what Cuffing is once more for those of you that are unsure what it is.

Cuffing is a biological (and partially socially produced) need to pair up with a significant other in the colder winter months. It is typically done by someone that loves likes to date around, then all of the sudden has the desire to bag themselves a long term, serious relationship (mmmm, nice and cozy right?). They are cuffing themselves to a commitment, but most likely only while the weather stays chilled. But this year we may see the biggest change in cuffing season yet. Why? Because a much earlier type of cuffing has already happened for many singles during the summer of 2020… Pandemic Cuffing.

Pandemic Cuffing took many of us by surprise. None of us have ever experienced a pandemic before, never experienced a global shutdown, a complete stop to life as we knew it. So, what is it about the pandemic that would make singles react in such a manner? It's because traumatic, crisis situations push us into a high speed accelerator for our relationships. Everyone was lonelier than ever during the middle of the year. Most singles latched on to the closest thing they could find to a partner, to safety, physical touch, company…

People moved in after the first few dates and singles began to realize that they didn't want to die alone. In a much less serious manner, this is what tends to happen biologically (and subconsciously) when the weather gets cold EVERY year.

The pandemic cuffing relationships that started 7 months ago are already beginning to fall apart or are long dead by now.

Does that mean cuffing season part 2 is upon those same individuals? Maybe. It all just depends on the state of our world and if it's safe to go back to our day-to-day lives of meeting new people and falling in love all over again, the old fashioned way. You know, by swiping right and meeting up for an Old Fashioned, unworried about a plague that could befall you. Although most singles may hope this normal will return 100% soon, the odds are actually quite low that will happen. So, here are a few tips on how to avoid the first wave of the post-pandemic cuffing season and make it until the weather warms and we can all go back outside again:

  1. Make it well known you are serious about a long-term relationship. If you are using online dating platforms, make sure to quickly move from the initial conversation to an actual call, to a digital date or in-person date if you feel comfortable. The word quickly may seem counterintuitive to avoid cuffing, but this sets the tone for a more serious approach to dating, getting to know someone on a much deeper level and makes it obvious you aren't just looking for a winter cuddle buddy.
  2. If a previous hook up is starting to cling and you sense cuffing vibes, cut ties! I'm not joking. It will be healthier for you both in the long run if you stop the temporary commitment before it begins. Do not respond to texts, DMs, plans to go distanced site seeing with your cute new masks on. Just don't.
  3. Try to take comfort in knowing you are not alone in being alone. Many singles are in the same situation now. Hold on to your healthy bubble of close friends and family and ride this one out. You will find a much more significant relationship post all of this.
  4. Dating out of loneliness is the worst decision you can make. Doing anything out of desperation will always lead to chaos. Do not be with someone purely out of obligation or because it "sorta kinda" makes you happier than if you were watching
    Netflix alone. Focus on you. And if you happen to meet someone standing 6 feet behind you in line to get coffee or sitting distanced in the park, enjoy the ride and build a real
    relationship that doesn't feel like settling. You will know the difference.

The most important thing, especially after experiencing 2020, is that whatever you do brings happiness and the journey is joyful. We all deserve that.



January 11, 2021

Last year I wrote about Cuffing Season and it's odds of changing with the times, even though it stays relatively consistent year to year, we always have to examine trends and shifts in culture. I’ll explain in a bit more detail what Cuffing is once more for those of you that are unsure what it is.

Cuffing is a biological (and partially socially produced) need to pair up with a significant other in the colder winter months. It is typically done by someone that loves likes to date around, then all of the sudden has the desire to bag themselves a long term, serious relationship (mmmm, nice and cozy right?). They are cuffing themselves to a commitment, but most likely only while the weather stays chilled. But this year we may see the biggest change in cuffing season yet. Why? Because a much earlier type of cuffing has already happened for many singles during the summer of 2020… Pandemic Cuffing.

Pandemic Cuffing took many of us by surprise. None of us have ever experienced a pandemic before, never experienced a global shutdown, a complete stop to life as we knew it. So, what is it about the pandemic that would make singles react in such a manner? It's because traumatic, crisis situations push us into a high speed accelerator for our relationships. Everyone was lonelier than ever during the middle of the year. Most singles latched on to the closest thing they could find to a partner, to safety, physical touch, company…

People moved in after the first few dates and singles began to realize that they didn't want to die alone. In a much less serious manner, this is what tends to happen biologically (and subconsciously) when the weather gets cold EVERY year.

The pandemic cuffing relationships that started 7 months ago are already beginning to fall apart or are long dead by now.

Does that mean cuffing season part 2 is upon those same individuals? Maybe. It all just depends on the state of our world and if it's safe to go back to our day-to-day lives of meeting new people and falling in love all over again, the old fashioned way. You know, by swiping right and meeting up for an Old Fashioned, unworried about a plague that could befall you. Although most singles may hope this normal will return 100% soon, the odds are actually quite low that will happen. So, here are a few tips on how to avoid the first wave of the post-pandemic cuffing season and make it until the weather warms and we can all go back outside again:

  1. Make it well known you are serious about a long-term relationship. If you are using online dating platforms, make sure to quickly move from the initial conversation to an actual call, to a digital date or in-person date if you feel comfortable. The word quickly may seem counterintuitive to avoid cuffing, but this sets the tone for a more serious approach to dating, getting to know someone on a much deeper level and makes it obvious you aren't just looking for a winter cuddle buddy.
  2. If a previous hook up is starting to cling and you sense cuffing vibes, cut ties! I'm not joking. It will be healthier for you both in the long run if you stop the temporary commitment before it begins. Do not respond to texts, DMs, plans to go distanced site seeing with your cute new masks on. Just don't.
  3. Try to take comfort in knowing you are not alone in being alone. Many singles are in the same situation now. Hold on to your healthy bubble of close friends and family and ride this one out. You will find a much more significant relationship post all of this.
  4. Dating out of loneliness is the worst decision you can make. Doing anything out of desperation will always lead to chaos. Do not be with someone purely out of obligation or because it "sorta kinda" makes you happier than if you were watching
    Netflix alone. Focus on you. And if you happen to meet someone standing 6 feet behind you in line to get coffee or sitting distanced in the park, enjoy the ride and build a real
    relationship that doesn't feel like settling. You will know the difference.

The most important thing, especially after experiencing 2020, is that whatever you do brings happiness and the journey is joyful. We all deserve that.



January 11, 2021

Last year I wrote about Cuffing Season and it's odds of changing with the times, even though it stays relatively consistent year to year, we always have to examine trends and shifts in culture. I’ll explain in a bit more detail what Cuffing is once more for those of you that are unsure what it is.

Cuffing is a biological (and partially socially produced) need to pair up with a significant other in the colder winter months. It is typically done by someone that loves likes to date around, then all of the sudden has the desire to bag themselves a long term, serious relationship (mmmm, nice and cozy right?). They are cuffing themselves to a commitment, but most likely only while the weather stays chilled. But this year we may see the biggest change in cuffing season yet. Why? Because a much earlier type of cuffing has already happened for many singles during the summer of 2020… Pandemic Cuffing.

Pandemic Cuffing took many of us by surprise. None of us have ever experienced a pandemic before, never experienced a global shutdown, a complete stop to life as we knew it. So, what is it about the pandemic that would make singles react in such a manner? It's because traumatic, crisis situations push us into a high speed accelerator for our relationships. Everyone was lonelier than ever during the middle of the year. Most singles latched on to the closest thing they could find to a partner, to safety, physical touch, company…

People moved in after the first few dates and singles began to realize that they didn't want to die alone. In a much less serious manner, this is what tends to happen biologically (and subconsciously) when the weather gets cold EVERY year.

The pandemic cuffing relationships that started 7 months ago are already beginning to fall apart or are long dead by now.

Does that mean cuffing season part 2 is upon those same individuals? Maybe. It all just depends on the state of our world and if it's safe to go back to our day-to-day lives of meeting new people and falling in love all over again, the old fashioned way. You know, by swiping right and meeting up for an Old Fashioned, unworried about a plague that could befall you. Although most singles may hope this normal will return 100% soon, the odds are actually quite low that will happen. So, here are a few tips on how to avoid the first wave of the post-pandemic cuffing season and make it until the weather warms and we can all go back outside again:

  1. Make it well known you are serious about a long-term relationship. If you are using online dating platforms, make sure to quickly move from the initial conversation to an actual call, to a digital date or in-person date if you feel comfortable. The word quickly may seem counterintuitive to avoid cuffing, but this sets the tone for a more serious approach to dating, getting to know someone on a much deeper level and makes it obvious you aren't just looking for a winter cuddle buddy.
  2. If a previous hook up is starting to cling and you sense cuffing vibes, cut ties! I'm not joking. It will be healthier for you both in the long run if you stop the temporary commitment before it begins. Do not respond to texts, DMs, plans to go distanced site seeing with your cute new masks on. Just don't.
  3. Try to take comfort in knowing you are not alone in being alone. Many singles are in the same situation now. Hold on to your healthy bubble of close friends and family and ride this one out. You will find a much more significant relationship post all of this.
  4. Dating out of loneliness is the worst decision you can make. Doing anything out of desperation will always lead to chaos. Do not be with someone purely out of obligation or because it "sorta kinda" makes you happier than if you were watching
    Netflix alone. Focus on you. And if you happen to meet someone standing 6 feet behind you in line to get coffee or sitting distanced in the park, enjoy the ride and build a real
    relationship that doesn't feel like settling. You will know the difference.

The most important thing, especially after experiencing 2020, is that whatever you do brings happiness and the journey is joyful. We all deserve that.



January 12, 2021

Last year I wrote about Cuffing Season and it's odds of changing with the times, even though it stays relatively consistent year to year, we always have to examine trends and shifts in culture. I’ll explain in a bit more detail what Cuffing is once more for those of you that are unsure what it is.

Cuffing is a biological (and partially socially produced) need to pair up with a significant other in the colder winter months. It is typically done by someone that loves likes to date around, then all of the sudden has the desire to bag themselves a long term, serious relationship (mmmm, nice and cozy right?). They are cuffing themselves to a commitment, but most likely only while the weather stays chilled. But this year we may see the biggest change in cuffing season yet. Why? Because a much earlier type of cuffing has already happened for many singles during the summer of 2020… Pandemic Cuffing.

Pandemic Cuffing took many of us by surprise. None of us have ever experienced a pandemic before, never experienced a global shutdown, a complete stop to life as we knew it. So, what is it about the pandemic that would make singles react in such a manner? It's because traumatic, crisis situations push us into a high speed accelerator for our relationships. Everyone was lonelier than ever during the middle of the year. Most singles latched on to the closest thing they could find to a partner, to safety, physical touch, company…

People moved in after the first few dates and singles began to realize that they didn't want to die alone. In a much less serious manner, this is what tends to happen biologically (and subconsciously) when the weather gets cold EVERY year.

The pandemic cuffing relationships that started 7 months ago are already beginning to fall apart or are long dead by now.

Does that mean cuffing season part 2 is upon those same individuals? Maybe. It all just depends on the state of our world and if it's safe to go back to our day-to-day lives of meeting new people and falling in love all over again, the old fashioned way. You know, by swiping right and meeting up for an Old Fashioned, unworried about a plague that could befall you. Although most singles may hope this normal will return 100% soon, the odds are actually quite low that will happen. So, here are a few tips on how to avoid the first wave of the post-pandemic cuffing season and make it until the weather warms and we can all go back outside again:

  1. Make it well known you are serious about a long-term relationship. If you are using online dating platforms, make sure to quickly move from the initial conversation to an actual call, to a digital date or in-person date if you feel comfortable. The word quickly may seem counterintuitive to avoid cuffing, but this sets the tone for a more serious approach to dating, getting to know someone on a much deeper level and makes it obvious you aren't just looking for a winter cuddle buddy.
  2. If a previous hook up is starting to cling and you sense cuffing vibes, cut ties! I'm not joking. It will be healthier for you both in the long run if you stop the temporary commitment before it begins. Do not respond to texts, DMs, plans to go distanced site seeing with your cute new masks on. Just don't.
  3. Try to take comfort in knowing you are not alone in being alone. Many singles are in the same situation now. Hold on to your healthy bubble of close friends and family and ride this one out. You will find a much more significant relationship post all of this.
  4. Dating out of loneliness is the worst decision you can make. Doing anything out of desperation will always lead to chaos. Do not be with someone purely out of obligation or because it "sorta kinda" makes you happier than if you were watching
    Netflix alone. Focus on you. And if you happen to meet someone standing 6 feet behind you in line to get coffee or sitting distanced in the park, enjoy the ride and build a real
    relationship that doesn't feel like settling. You will know the difference.

The most important thing, especially after experiencing 2020, is that whatever you do brings happiness and the journey is joyful. We all deserve that.



January 13, 2021

The holidays can be a magical, sparkly, wondrous time to behold in a relationship.
And other times–those single times–walking into a decorated room as a single woman over 50 can make you want to punch Santa in the face.
If you fall into the latter category this year, here are some thoughts on how the holidays can be survived, even while single.
Celebrate You: Shift your thoughts from celebrating alone, to celebrating you. (I know, easier said than done.) But if you take a few moments to treat yourself, it can take the holidays from a blue period to a much brighter and enjoyable experience. Seriously, give yourself something you have always wanted. It can be as simple as those earrings you have been eyeing for weeks, a spa day, or splurging on a Matchmaker so you’re not alone for the next one ;)… But I digress. Feeling truly happy and joyful also lends a hand to showing up as your best self out in the dating world, without you even realizing you have made the shift.
You would go all out for your kids/family this time of year. Why wouldn’t you do it for you? You deserve it.
Get Out of Your Routine: While you’re celebrating you, get out of your routine! Take advantage of your independence and head to the yoga class you never had time for before. After your class, while your endorphins are still pumping, make a list of all the single, fun, people you know and love. You will want to do this now while you’re in a positive mental state. You can never remember who you should call when you are sad, Friday night, with no place to go. Do it now! Then the next free evening you have you can make plans with those ladies for fancy drinks, dinner, and a show. You do not need a significant other to do those things!
Volunteer: And while all of those ideas may seem all about you, taking a moment for others truly does make you feel best of all. Volunteer your time giving to children in need or the local soup kitchen. Helping others will take the focus off of you and your single life and spread the true spirit of the holidays to others. It’s one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give.

Finally, ask for help and set boundaries with family and friends.
If you are in a place where you truly want to meet someone, let your friends and family know you are actively looking. People aren’t mind readers, so if you speak it out loud into the universe that you are open and ready for a relationship the higher the odds will be you get introduced to someone worth your time.
On the other hand, family can pry at times when it may be best for you to learn how to be independent first. Just like above, explain to your family that you are not rushing into anything and the pressure you may get from your kids or siblings doesn’t help you enjoy your independence the way that you deserve too. You do not need to be married or paired off to have an amazing holiday.
Whatever you feel works best for you this time of year, consider developing new routines and habits that mark positivity in your life right now. No matter what, remember that the holidays are not forever. Follow our advice and before you know it you will be ready to embark into the new year light and ready for love.


January 13, 2021

Our picks for the best locations when traveling to Los Angeles

We had a great time dishing out our picks for first date locations on KTLA news. If you missed tuning in here's a recap...

First Date Hot Spots in California
Rachel and Destin with Lu Parker and Glen Walker

Luckily, LA is one of the greatest cities in the world to have a first date! There are so many eclectic and wonderful and random things to do, there is no reason it shouldn’t be creative or at least entertaining. Lets start with the traditional go to: food. And by food, we mean DINNER. No lunch dates (lunch doesn’t set the scene for romance).LA is the home to many delicious restaurants with great vibes: such as Vibrato - a high end delicious American food grill with fantastic entertainment that leans jazz. Its very impressive. For the less boastful, a fantastic eatery is Kabosu Sushi in Burbank. Sushi is an aphrodisiac, and this place has the best - make a reservation. Or for the more kitschy and edgy - Badmaash downtown. Indian fusion with a Canadian twist. Indian Poutine. Boom.

If you want a more adventurous first date, we recommend getting close at an 80s movie screening at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (you can still talk and get to know each other), or teaming up and sharing a brain to escape and Escape Room - we really love Level Games in North Hollywood.For the kid at heart, we recommend Two Bit Circus downtown - think Dave & Busters meets a virtual reality circus. There's also the Santa Monica pier - rides, games… the ocean. Fun. Romance. Winning a stuffed animal. Its right out of a movie.

For a retro feel, get your groove on and go roller skating at Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale, or Neon Retro Arcade in Pasadena to show off your pac-man skills.As for the romantics, you can’t go wrong with a sip and paint at Wine and Design in Burbank or a stroll through the Japanese gardens at Yamashiro in the Hollywood Hills.



January 13, 2021

Our picks for the best locations when traveling to Los Angeles

We had a great time dishing out our picks for first date locations on KTLA news. If you missed tuning in here's a recap...

First Date Hot Spots in California
Rachel and Destin with Lu Parker and Glen Walker

Luckily, LA is one of the greatest cities in the world to have a first date! There are so many eclectic and wonderful and random things to do, there is no reason it shouldn’t be creative or at least entertaining. Lets start with the traditional go to: food. And by food, we mean DINNER. No lunch dates (lunch doesn’t set the scene for romance).LA is the home to many delicious restaurants with great vibes: such as Vibrato - a high end delicious American food grill with fantastic entertainment that leans jazz. Its very impressive. For the less boastful, a fantastic eatery is Kabosu Sushi in Burbank. Sushi is an aphrodisiac, and this place has the best - make a reservation. Or for the more kitschy and edgy - Badmaash downtown. Indian fusion with a Canadian twist. Indian Poutine. Boom.

If you want a more adventurous first date, we recommend getting close at an 80s movie screening at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (you can still talk and get to know each other), or teaming up and sharing a brain to escape and Escape Room - we really love Level Games in North Hollywood.For the kid at heart, we recommend Two Bit Circus downtown - think Dave & Busters meets a virtual reality circus. There's also the Santa Monica pier - rides, games… the ocean. Fun. Romance. Winning a stuffed animal. Its right out of a movie.

For a retro feel, get your groove on and go roller skating at Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale, or Neon Retro Arcade in Pasadena to show off your pac-man skills.As for the romantics, you can’t go wrong with a sip and paint at Wine and Design in Burbank or a stroll through the Japanese gardens at Yamashiro in the Hollywood Hills.



January 13, 2021

Our picks for the best locations when traveling to Los Angeles

We had a great time dishing out our picks for first date locations on KTLA news. If you missed tuning in here's a recap...

First Date Hot Spots in California
Rachel and Destin with Lu Parker and Glen Walker

Luckily, LA is one of the greatest cities in the world to have a first date! There are so many eclectic and wonderful and random things to do, there is no reason it shouldn’t be creative or at least entertaining. Lets start with the traditional go to: food. And by food, we mean DINNER. No lunch dates (lunch doesn’t set the scene for romance).LA is the home to many delicious restaurants with great vibes: such as Vibrato - a high end delicious American food grill with fantastic entertainment that leans jazz. Its very impressive. For the less boastful, a fantastic eatery is Kabosu Sushi in Burbank. Sushi is an aphrodisiac, and this place has the best - make a reservation. Or for the more kitschy and edgy - Badmaash downtown. Indian fusion with a Canadian twist. Indian Poutine. Boom.

If you want a more adventurous first date, we recommend getting close at an 80s movie screening at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (you can still talk and get to know each other), or teaming up and sharing a brain to escape and Escape Room - we really love Level Games in North Hollywood.For the kid at heart, we recommend Two Bit Circus downtown - think Dave & Busters meets a virtual reality circus. There's also the Santa Monica pier - rides, games… the ocean. Fun. Romance. Winning a stuffed animal. Its right out of a movie.

For a retro feel, get your groove on and go roller skating at Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale, or Neon Retro Arcade in Pasadena to show off your pac-man skills.As for the romantics, you can’t go wrong with a sip and paint at Wine and Design in Burbank or a stroll through the Japanese gardens at Yamashiro in the Hollywood Hills.



January 13, 2021

Our picks for the best locations when traveling to Los Angeles

We had a great time dishing out our picks for first date locations on KTLA news. If you missed tuning in here's a recap...

First Date Hot Spots in California
Rachel and Destin with Lu Parker and Glen Walker

Luckily, LA is one of the greatest cities in the world to have a first date! There are so many eclectic and wonderful and random things to do, there is no reason it shouldn’t be creative or at least entertaining. Lets start with the traditional go to: food. And by food, we mean DINNER. No lunch dates (lunch doesn’t set the scene for romance).LA is the home to many delicious restaurants with great vibes: such as Vibrato - a high end delicious American food grill with fantastic entertainment that leans jazz. Its very impressive. For the less boastful, a fantastic eatery is Kabosu Sushi in Burbank. Sushi is an aphrodisiac, and this place has the best - make a reservation. Or for the more kitschy and edgy - Badmaash downtown. Indian fusion with a Canadian twist. Indian Poutine. Boom.

If you want a more adventurous first date, we recommend getting close at an 80s movie screening at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (you can still talk and get to know each other), or teaming up and sharing a brain to escape and Escape Room - we really love Level Games in North Hollywood.For the kid at heart, we recommend Two Bit Circus downtown - think Dave & Busters meets a virtual reality circus. There's also the Santa Monica pier - rides, games… the ocean. Fun. Romance. Winning a stuffed animal. Its right out of a movie.

For a retro feel, get your groove on and go roller skating at Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale, or Neon Retro Arcade in Pasadena to show off your pac-man skills.As for the romantics, you can’t go wrong with a sip and paint at Wine and Design in Burbank or a stroll through the Japanese gardens at Yamashiro in the Hollywood Hills.



January 13, 2021

2020 is right around the corner, and this year your resolution should be YOU. It's a new decade, it's the future… shouldn’t you be in a relationship by now?! 

We've helped hundreds of people get to where they want to be in life, now its time to let us help you!

Enjoy full service benefits before they are changed in the new year.  Do it now!  

Love,

Love And Matchmaking, LLC



January 13, 2021

Our picks for the best locations when traveling to Los Angeles

We had a great time dishing out our picks for first date locations on KTLA news. If you missed tuning in here's a recap...

First Date Hot Spots in California
Rachel and Destin with Lu Parker and Glen Walker

Luckily, LA is one of the greatest cities in the world to have a first date! There are so many eclectic and wonderful and random things to do, there is no reason it shouldn’t be creative or at least entertaining. Lets start with the traditional go to: food. And by food, we mean DINNER. No lunch dates (lunch doesn’t set the scene for romance).LA is the home to many delicious restaurants with great vibes: such as Vibrato - a high end delicious American food grill with fantastic entertainment that leans jazz. Its very impressive. For the less boastful, a fantastic eatery is Kabosu Sushi in Burbank. Sushi is an aphrodisiac, and this place has the best - make a reservation. Or for the more kitschy and edgy - Badmaash downtown. Indian fusion with a Canadian twist. Indian Poutine. Boom.

If you want a more adventurous first date, we recommend getting close at an 80s movie screening at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (you can still talk and get to know each other), or teaming up and sharing a brain to escape and Escape Room - we really love Level Games in North Hollywood.For the kid at heart, we recommend Two Bit Circus downtown - think Dave & Busters meets a virtual reality circus. There's also the Santa Monica pier - rides, games… the ocean. Fun. Romance. Winning a stuffed animal. Its right out of a movie.

For a retro feel, get your groove on and go roller skating at Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale, or Neon Retro Arcade in Pasadena to show off your pac-man skills.As for the romantics, you can’t go wrong with a sip and paint at Wine and Design in Burbank or a stroll through the Japanese gardens at Yamashiro in the Hollywood Hills.



January 13, 2021

Our picks for the best locations when traveling to Los Angeles

We had a great time dishing out our picks for first date locations on KTLA news. If you missed tuning in here's a recap...

First Date Hot Spots in California
Rachel and Destin with Lu Parker and Glen Walker

Luckily, LA is one of the greatest cities in the world to have a first date! There are so many eclectic and wonderful and random things to do, there is no reason it shouldn’t be creative or at least entertaining. Lets start with the traditional go to: food. And by food, we mean DINNER. No lunch dates (lunch doesn’t set the scene for romance).LA is the home to many delicious restaurants with great vibes: such as Vibrato - a high end delicious American food grill with fantastic entertainment that leans jazz. Its very impressive. For the less boastful, a fantastic eatery is Kabosu Sushi in Burbank. Sushi is an aphrodisiac, and this place has the best - make a reservation. Or for the more kitschy and edgy - Badmaash downtown. Indian fusion with a Canadian twist. Indian Poutine. Boom.

If you want a more adventurous first date, we recommend getting close at an 80s movie screening at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (you can still talk and get to know each other), or teaming up and sharing a brain to escape and Escape Room - we really love Level Games in North Hollywood.For the kid at heart, we recommend Two Bit Circus downtown - think Dave & Busters meets a virtual reality circus. There's also the Santa Monica pier - rides, games… the ocean. Fun. Romance. Winning a stuffed animal. Its right out of a movie.

For a retro feel, get your groove on and go roller skating at Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale, or Neon Retro Arcade in Pasadena to show off your pac-man skills.As for the romantics, you can’t go wrong with a sip and paint at Wine and Design in Burbank or a stroll through the Japanese gardens at Yamashiro in the Hollywood Hills.