Zoom is a video app that has gained massive popularity during the Covid-19 Lockdown. Anyone can get Zoom for free and it’s available to use on your Phone & Tablet plus Desktop & Laptop providing you have a webcam attached which makes it absolutely ideal for a Video Date.
The main benefit of using Zoom for video dating over other video apps is that you don’t have to give out any personal information at all. No emails, no mobile numbers, no Facebook info, nothing. You set up the video date and then invite others to join you.
So how do you use Zoom for video dating?
Firstly you need to sign up for a free account, you can do this via their website https://zoom.us or by downloading the Zoom app for you mobile device from the Apple App Store or Google Play for Android.
Video dating is not for everyone that’s why it’s always advisable to let someone know that you are up for video dating as they may not be. In reality you will already be chatting via Plentymorefish and be ready to ‘Video Meet’ to take the next step.
NB: Do not send video invites as an introduction! Don’t let your very first message be “Hey, join me for a video date” as the recipient will most likely just ignore you.
Once you’ve established that your date is willing to chat on video it’s time to set a time for your video date. Hit ‘Schedule
- Set the topic as something like “Hey, Wendy would you like to join me for a video date?” providing it’s Wendy you’re inviting obviously!
- Select a time and duration. We’d suggest an hour at most
- Set meeting ID to generate automatically
- Set the host & participants video to ‘ON’
- Set Audio to Telephone & Computer Audio
- Set calendar to other calendars
Starting May 9, 2020, all meetings for Free or Basic accounts, including previously scheduled meetings, new meetings, and meetings started or scheduled using Personal Meeting IDs will require a password. If your participants join by clicking a meeting link with a password embedded, there will be no change to their joining experience. For participants who join by manually entering a Meeting ID, they will need to enter a password to access the meeting, including participants who join via telephone.
Don’t worry about advanced options. They will be set to ‘Allow waiting room’ and ‘Allow join before host’ this means that if your date gets there before that’s OK. They will be placed in a virtual waiting room and you will see on your display, as the host, that you then have to click ‘Accept’ to allow them into your video date.
Once your Video Date is scheduled it will appear in your meeting diary in the app as above and by clicking on the three dots you will have the option to copy the invitation and paste that into your chat with the person you want to video date.
After you have pasted the invite into your chat it’s probably best to delete everything in the very business-like invite except the URL and write a much more personalised message.
It will start life like this:
Tom Single is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Hey, Wendy would you like to join me for a video date?
Time: May 1, 2020 20:00 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
You could turn it into something like:
Hi it’s Tom, I’ve arranged a Video Date for us via Zoom at 8pm tonight as discussed.
Look forward to video meeting you, click this link to join the meeting:
See you later x
Your prospective date will not have to download and install Zoom to join your meeting; however it makes it so much easier if they do. They can do this in advance and this is an ideal opportunity to offer some assistance if they need it.
Once it’s all arranged you both simply join the meeting at the arranged time.
For more detail on how you can use ZOOM visit their quick start section click here.
See our blog on Tips for Video Dating to learn more.
It’s undeniable that Zoom – a video meeting app – has had a bit of surge since COVID took charge of, well, everything. And because we’re all doing the responsible thing of staying at home the way we meet other singles has changed along with it. Since the lockdown many people have started to utilise tech to up their dating game and ‘match vetting’ via FaceTime and Zoom has become very popular and for good reasons.
These are a few reasons why video dates make dating better:
It keeps things relaxed
Going on a date IRL can be stressful – so much to think about. Where to go, what to do, what to wear. On a video date, expectations tend to be more relaxed and matches are less likely to judge each other on appearance. No need to spend hours getting groomed and ready. Just be your comfy self!
It’s much cheaper
Everyone knows that dating can be a costly affair. You meet for drinks, go for meals, nights out etc only to realise that your match is everything but a match. No more wasting money on pricey cocktails while thinking of polite reasons to leave.
Yes, we know…efficiency and love shouldn’t be a thing but hear us out. Video vetting your dates can be a really quick way to find out if you have chemistry and if it’s worth both of your time and effort to take it to the next level. Why would you want to waste time meeting with someone who doesn’t really rock your boat?
It’s a safe way to meet
For many women safety is in the back of their minds – especially when meeting someone new. Video chats are a great way to get to know your match in a safe and secure environment until you’re ready to meet in person.
It slows things down
…but in a good way. Hook-up culture is liberating on many levels, but it can also have a negative effect on those looking for more than the next shag. By having the time to get to know each other before something physical happens you get to test how you connect on an emotional level and whether you have things in common – the foundations of any good relationship. It’s worth spending time to woo each other a bit longer.
Who knows? This trend may continue when life returns to normal, so might as well give it a go, right? Hop on over to www.plentymorefish.com and start flirting with other singles today.
Social anxiety is a debilitating disorder that goes beyond simple shyness. It’s an intense feeling of fear that doesn’t go away and affects many everyday activities such as finding a romantic partner.
When meeting someone new it is completely normal to have first date jitters but someone with social anxiety (SAD) disorder often feels extremely worried before, during and after meeting a date causing them to avoid social interactions. This leaves them feeling isolated and with a sense of hopelessness of ever finding love.
If you are feeling this way – you are not alone. Mixed anxiety & depression is the most common mental disorder in Britain, with 7.8% of people meeting criteria for diagnosis.
The good news is that there are steps you can take to help you overcome SAD.
Fear of being judged
One of the reasons many people with social anxiety don’t share much about themselves is that they fear being judged negatively. This is often the root of the anxiety disorder and is amplified during a date setting. The disorder is warping their perception of how badly they are being judged by a date and causes them to act nervously or withdraw further validating their fears. When in reality the situation is not as they perceive it. The truth is – everyone is scared to be judged.
One way to deal with the fear of being judged is to pay close attention to your date. Focus on their tone of voice, their body language and actively listen to what they are saying. You’ll notice subtle signs like fast speech or fidgeting in their seat. You’ll soon realise that they are just as nervous as you. By focussing on the other person instead of your fears, you rob them of their hold over you.
If the first strategy doesn’t work there is a second way to approach fear of judgment which is called ‘reframing’. Social anxiety disorder can cause the person to have catastrophic thoughts hijacking their behaviour. An effective strategy is to notice, point out and contradict these dooming thoughts that often sound like this, “I’ll never find someone” or “that was a complete disaster”. When this happens gently remind yourself that your anxiety has taken the reigns and it is the disorder that is exaggerating your thoughts and feelings – not you. Look for evidence to confirm why they are not accurate. For example: “I’ll never find someone.’ Never? With nearly 7.5 billion people on this Earth? The possibility of finding someone is infinitely higher than not. Take that as evidence that it will happen, and it will help quell those gloomy predictions of disaster that can be so devastating to the process of finding love.
Share what matters to you
People with social anxiety disorder are less likely to engage with others out of fear of being judged or rejected. So when there’s a lack of communication, there is often a lack of connection since real relationships are built on shared experiences, thoughts and feelings. Sharing something might include letting your date know about a recent event or a person that is special to you, or by complimenting them on how great they look. Let them see what matters to you and start connecting on a deeper level.
Anxiety thrives by focusing on the future and the past, by worrying about what has gone and will go wrong. To tackle worry, practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is a conscious effort to focus on the present moment, the here-and-now. By connecting to the present moment with acceptance rather than judgment you will feel greater emotional awareness within.
Social anxiety disorder can be hard on the person dealing with it, but it is possible to overcome. If you are struggling you can find tons of free resources, help and advice online – it’s ok to ask for help!
Everyone who’s ever been on a date has had a bad one or two. You know those where your date shows up and looks nothing like their profile pic, is rude or makes bad jokes. Sadly, it’s all part of the dating game … how else would you recognise a good date, right? But if your dating life is nothing but a string of bad rom coms it may be time to assess your approach and here are some tips on how to avoid bad dates in future (once we’re all allowed back out again).
Get to know your dates beforehand
This may seem like a no brainer but spending a little more time getting to know your date online and by phone can reveal a lot of useful info about them beyond what they are sharing on their dating profile. Ask open-ended questions that match your interests to see if you are compatible like, “tell me about your last trip. What was your favourite part about it?”. It’s also important to consider whether your date can keep a conversation and whether they return texts or emails in a timely manner or call when they say they will. If you are struggling to connect offline, it’s unlikely you’ll hit it off IRL.
Request more photos
This needs to be approached carefully to avoid offending your date or coming across as a creepy psycho. It’s no good saying “I’m not feeling your profile pics, can you send a recent one?” It’s better to share a few of yourself and inspire them to reciprocate. Maybe start off by sharing a photo or two from your last BBQ with friends or a concert you went to and encourage them to share what fun things they’ve been up to recently and then see what comes back. Just don’t be too pushy, keep it playful like “walking by the river sounds fun. I’d love to see your smile. Feel free to send me a pic.”
Keep in mind that not everyone loves to take selfies or might be a little shy so don’t worry too much if you don’t get much back. If however, something feels off it’s always good to go with your gut.
Pick the right meeting spot
Make sure the place you chose for your first date is somewhere cosy and relaxed and it’s easy to have a conversation without shouting or try an activity like miniature golf which is fun and you can test working as a team. Picking the right venue can make turn awkward date into a fun one.
Ask good questions
You wouldn’t rock up at a job interview unprepared so why do that on a date? Taking some time to consider a few questions can be fun and helps to ease first date nerves – just don’t turn it into the Spanish Inquisition. Keep it natural, ask a follow-up question to keep a conversation flowing, for example, “What was it about XYZ you liked?” or “what was your favourite part?”.
Try to relax
Sometimes things happen – he turns up late or the restaurant you’ve picked is rubbish. The conversation doesn’t flow and you’re quite frankly bored. It’s easy to get hung up on the things that don’t work but try to relax and don’t set your expectations too high. Sometimes it’s easiest to just go with the flow. At worst case, you’ve got to go out and enjoyed a drink with someone new.
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Lockdown doesn’t have to be a complete turn-off, right? Naughty dating is thriving now that people are stuck at home with no hotties to go out and see and the lockdown has brought about some brilliant new dating terms, guides and ideas!
Here is a rundown of the newest naughty dating lockdown slang!
Quarantine & Chill
Remember Netflix & Chill? Well now that we’re stuck in quarantine and locked down, there’s no better way to waste your days watching the Tiger King, vegging out together and hooking up – a lot! If you’re a fairly new couple, make sure you are safe to hop over to each other’s places and stay for the long haul!
Remember back at the start of the Corona outbreak when people went mental and started panic buying and hoarding stuff? What a crazy time. Well in naughty dating, there are singles who are Hamstering. You know how a hamster stuffs everything into their cheeks to save for later? Well, hamstering in naughty dating is when you hoard all of your naughty contacts ready for when you’re set free. Lining up your shags while in lockdown. Genius.
Much like the dreaded post-Summer singledom and Cuffing, the Corona Clinger is someone who is desperate not to be lonely while on lockdown and self-isolating. A Corona Clinger isn’t always a positive thing and the feeling of being constantly attached at the hip, or the phone can be off-putting but Cuffing works for many.
Corona Cabin Fever
So, we’re some way into lockdown now and things are getting desperate. Corona Cabin Fever is where you will settle for any kind of action – be it your housemate, your foreign exchange hotty next door and anything else in between!
We get it, you’re desperate to get it out of your system, no judgement here guys!
We’re all ready for this to be over now right? Well if you’re already planning your life Past Rona, you’re not alone. Many singles looking for a naughty hook up are planning romantic dates, hot hookups and naughty fun!
What Corona slang are you guilty of?
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Let’s talk about buzzkills, shall we? Is there anything worse than a selfish lover? I mean, of course there is, there’s bad breath, terrible in-laws and even the alarm on a Monday morning but a selfish lover or someone that is only after one goal in the bedroom has got to be up there, doesn’t it?
We’ve all been there – male or female. We’ve all had at least one encounter with someone who talks the talk but when you get them back to your bed are basically a surfboard. We all know someone who thinks that they are the best for giving oral but when it comes to crunch time they just don’t fancy it anymore. And it’s rubbish.
All of that is without even mentioning those sneaky ones that get us into bed and then self serve, get what they need and then roll off to sleep, to shower or to leave.
Selfish lovers are just the worst. You may think that this is just something that happens when you find someone you take to bed or hook up with but it doesn’t have to be this way!
With the many sexy and kinky members on Plenty More Naughty Fish, you can find someone that is not only not selfish in the bedroom but gets off on getting you off!
The Naughy Pond is an online dating site that is packed with sexy singles looking for one thing and one thing only – hookups and no-strings, casual fun! Our members only want casual one-night stands and naughty rendezvous. They are all about the excitement and sex is the top of their list when it comes to making matches.
With the Naughty Pond, you don’t have to worry about getting to know all about someone’s nan, dog or job – you can hop, skip and jump over that bore fest and get straight to the fun of naughty adult dating!
You can find matches by their kinks while exploring your own! If you want to find someone who is selfless and loves oral, simply give them a search. If you fancy yourself with someone who is experimental with things like food in the bedroom and water sports, you can search for them! You may want to be brave and try something completely new and out of your comfort zone with them – like anal or toys!
The main aim of the members of the Naughty Pond is to find someone who will get their heart racing, blood pumping and hot under the collar. Many members in the Naughty Pond like to be selfless with their sexual endeavours and want to experiment and try new things!
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Many of us now find themselves in a long-distance – or should we say – socially acceptable distance relationship and are worried if their connection is going to last. To be honest, being apart from your significant other can suck, especially if the relationship is new and all you really want is to snuggle up close. So we’ve asked couples who’ve gone the distance, literally and figuratively, to give some tips on how to keep the spark going during lockdown.
Get some virtual Face to Face Time
With all the technological advances we have at our disposal, tech is definitely your best friend when it comes to staying connected. It makes long-distance relationships infinitely easier but many of us are used to using messaging apps and text rather than using video. This is definitely a key element in a long-distance couple’s toolbox. FaceTime each other during cooking or do some exercise together.
Set Clear Boundaries
When video chatting – set clear boundaries. For example, you should not record the conversation or share anything you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see. It’s best to avoid circumstances that may cause your partner to feel awkward or undermined. You don’t have to check in or get consent for each social connection with your partner, however, you both should define clear limits and decide what works for the both of you and then stick to those rules.
Have fun together despite the distance
Don’t let the physical distance stop you from doing things together. Watch a film or have a romantic dinner together via a video app. Talk about the meal you’ve prepared, what you like about the wine etc. Just like a normal date – without the waiter. Or have a fun quiz or karaoke night – you can even patch your other friends in.
In the absence of a goodnight kiss schedule a nightly video call to wish each other sweet dreams just before you turn off the lights and if you’re adventurous spice things up with some sexy time describing what’s happening beneath the sheets.
Understand that physical distance can be a trigger for fear and insecurities which can lead to needy or controlling behaviour that may ultimately cause friction and sometimes the very thing you are dreading. Don’t let these insecurities take over and try not to lean on your lover for all your emotional needs. Speak to family and friends often, practice self-care through exercise or with a hobby.
Create a routine
Sticking to a set schedule will help you both to really focus on the relationship when you’re together. To keep the spark during a physical distance spell, it’s vital you know when you’ll see the other person – much like the future getaway you’ll be planning – as it creates a sense of security and familiarity.
Make plans for the future
Just because we are on lockdown now doesn’t mean you can make plans for the future now. Plan your next romantic getaway or holiday for when things have returned to normal. Make it really detailed and vivid. Talk about the foods you’ll enjoy, what the weather will be like – almost as if you’d been there already. Your brain doesn’t know the difference and it’ll be something to look forward to and keep you bonded.
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Adult dating in the Naughty Pond is easy and so much fun; Plenty More Naughty Fish is an online dating site created to bring together sexy singles who want nothing more than naughty hookups and no strings attached fun! If you’re a member of the Naughty Pond, you’ll know that it’s easy to search, connect and message the sexy members – but what if your sexting talents are naff? Lucky for you, we’ve got some sexting and messaging top tips to get your phone buzzing like an old fridge!
As a member of the Naughty Pond, you’ll probably be receiving saucy messages a lot so initiating them probably won’t be a problem for you. If you’re shy, anxious or new to adult dating, this can make you feel at ease straight away. One thing our members aren’t is shy – they love to recruit new friends with benefits and if you fit their sexy search criteria then you could be receiving naughty messages left, right and centre.
However, if you do want to initiate a sexy message session with an absolute worldie, just remember to stay cool and be confident! Keep your opening lines just that – open! Don’t commit to anything massive, keep it bright and breezey. Start with something like “I’ve been dreaming about someone like you all my life..” – get them laughing and you’re onto a winner! Always be complimentary and positive. You could go for less cheese with something like “I can’t stop thinking about you from your pics!” – and then just sit and wait for the responses!
It’s always best to cut your teeth with naughty messaging with sexts that are short and sweet – let’s be honest, no one gets off reading something as long as War and Peace! It’s also good to pace yourself, sexting and naughty messaging in the Naughty Pond should be treated like foreplay – slowly building the temptation, anticipation and horniness until it’s time to blow!
Don’t take it too seriously! The members in the Naughty Pond are game for a laugh and they want hookups and sexy fun – they’re not looking for matches because they want to catch feelings and end with a mortgage and commitment. By keeping your sexy messages light and silly, you avoid any awkwardness or turn offs!
Keep it humorous – so many women say that they’ve been ‘laughed into bed’, and they mean it! If you’re a Jack-the-Lad and love nothing more than flirty banter or taking the mick, let that shine through in your sexy messages and sexts. Sexy and funny go hand in hand!
Make sure you don’t ask yes or no questions… have your match waiting on every message and have them anticipating what’s next with questions that aren’t closed. You want to get to know more about them, what makes them tick and what gets them excited, use naughty messaging to tease the details out of them that you wouldn’t get from vanilla messaging!
Our last piece of advice would be to leave a little something to the imagination! You are sending loads of sexy messages, you’re getting on like a house on fire so don’t feel like you have to rush it by giving it all away. Imagine how hot and steamy your first meet up will be with all of that anticipation and sexual tension flying around!
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As most of the world has gone into lockdown and people are self-isolating, the task of keeping your dating life going requires a bit more creativity as well as technology. Here are some great games to play whilst in isolation.
Go on a double date
Download the Houseparty app – a free group video chat platform, and invite another couple to go on a double date or go big and invite your friends for a virtual party. The app already comes loaded with in-app games so you can dive right in.
Get musical with “Guess the Tune”
In this game, you have to try and guess a song by singing the song using only the word “doo”. This may sound easy but it’s actually pretty challenging and always hilarious. All you need is a list of songs (just search the web) and a timer. Make it interesting by adding a caveat for the loser – like removing an item of clothing.
Get sporty playing basketball
All you both need for this game is a paper basket and rolled-up socks. Move the basket away as far as possible and then shoot some hoops. The person with the highest score in a set amount of time or tries wins. The loser has to complete a predetermined penalty like doing 20 push-ups.
Play “Would you Rather”
This one is a fun way to get to know each other better. Would you rather kiss an actual frog or give a public speech? Swim with sharks or jump out of a plane? Would you rather have dinner with Ironman or Batman? Get creative, the weirder the better!
Have an Omelette Challenge
You may have seen this one done on a cookery show. Go to your kitchen and get out some eggs. The goal of this game – besides eating an omelette afterwards #dinnerdate – is who can cook an edible omelette in the fasted time. Ready. Steady. Cook!
Have a Naughty Truth or Dare
Last but not least, the eternal classic – Truth or Dare. You can keep it clean or make it naughty, the choice is yours. Here are some deliciously sinful questions we found online to get you started.
- What’s the most unusual place you’ve made love?
- What sex act have you done that you’ll never do again?
- What do you like during foreplay?
- What’s the best orgasm you’ve ever had?
- When was the last time you masturbated?
- What is your favourite position?
- How do you feel when touching yourself?
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So, the world has gone a bit mad, hasn’t it!? Corona Virus has forced us to lockdown, the majority of people are now self-isolating and working from home and there’s just no fun, is there? The idea of working from home sounds great but you still actually have to work. It’s not yet warm enough to escape into the sunshine of your garden and your local supermarket might as well be a scene out of The Walking Dead.
But there are loads of fun naughty things to do while you’re in self-isolation.
Here are some fun ideas on what you can do to entertain yourself while on lockdown!
- Go through your little black book of matches. We’ve all got one that is filled with weekend flings, regular hookups and the odd worldie. Now that you’re stuck at home, there’s no better time to order your little black book of hotties and warm them up with your chat while you wait for this all to blow over.
- Get sexy ready. Being at home all day and all night can mean one of two things: you eat all of your quarantine snacks in one big binge and put on weight. OR, you get fitter for when we’re finally allowed out for summer. Why not go for option number two? Use this time to slim down, beef up and look as fit as hell for the summer!
- Take some naughty selfies. It’s the perfect time to really get that selfie just right. You’ve got all the time in the world to get the best poses down, dress up if you want to and turn yourself on!
- Online shop – for sex toys! There’s literally no better time to fill your basket and your boots with naughty goodies and keep practising while you’re on lockdown!
- Start naughty online dating. Why not join the Naughty Pond while it’s quiet out there and see what all the fuss is about? There are more members than ever enjoying the features of the Naughty Pond – because we’re all in the same boat!
If you’re bored at home and you don’t know what to do with yourself, online dating in the Naughty Pond is the way forward!
You can find loads of naughty singles looking to chat, flirt and talk dirty with!