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All The Ingredients Needed For A Perfect Mystery Trip

Mystery trips are all the rage right now. It is perhaps because we follow a routine day in and day out that we like to be surprised from time to time and love to have things organized for us for a change. If your partner is the kind of person who loves adventure, why not surprise her with a mystery trip to Eastern Europe?

How To Organize A Mystery Trip For Your Partner                                      

It sounds more difficult than it is. There are a few things to factor in, of course, like your budget, your preferences and, worst of all, your schedule.  Once you know where you (and your partner) would like to go, you should start looking for tickets and accommodation, again depending on your collective preferences.

If you like luxurious hotels and she is more about camping, it may be a good idea to take the middle path so that you’ll both be happy, but since the mystery trip is mainly organized for her, don’t ignore her desires.

Where You Should Take Her

Eastern Europe is such a marvelous place with such diverse choices you may find it hard to pick just one. Here are some suggestions for you.

Russia

Although it is far from an economical destination, the world’s largest country is a real delight to see. From its amazing historic cities (not just Moscow) that host some of the best, most impressive art in the world, to its vast countryside, the most breathtaking railway stations, epic train rides, and vodka-fueled nightlife, visiting Russia is an experience like no other.

Russia is one of the top choices for a mystery trip with your partner.
A visit to Russia is an unforgettable experience.

Croatia

If your partner likes being greeted with two kisses, enjoys warm hospitality, appreciates the combination of sapphire seas and an unforgettable après-ski experience in the country’s mountains, and also loves partying hard, Croatia is an amazing option for a mystery trip. The Mediterranean gem of a country is like a box of assorted chocolates – you will want to try all its different sides and tastes.

One of the best locations for a mystery trip is beautiful Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Czech Republic

The Czech capital, Prague, is one of the most iconic cities in the world. Combining gothic architecture with more modern twists, here’s a place where you can take in the romantic views from the 14th-century Charles Bridge, which connects two historic neighborhoods across the Vltava River, and also enjoy some of the best beer in the world. If your girl is a foodie, this is the place for her, as the Czech Republic is one of the fastest emerging foodie destinations in the world.

Choose the Czech Republic as your mystery trip destination.
Not many places in the world are more romantic than the Czech Republic.

Greece

From the historic and mythical capital of Athens with its unique monuments (like the Acropolis) and the other beautiful cities around it (like Salonika in the north)  to the picturesque islands of this small Mediterranean country, there is something for everyone in Greece – cultural visits, an amazing cuisine, a vivid nightlife and some of the most wonderful nature. With Greece being one of the most popular tourist destinations since forever, Greeks love to take care of visitors every way they can.

Greece is another mystery trip idea.
Santorini is a Greek island that’s the perfect romantic destination for a mystery trip.

Hungary

Does your partner love art nouveau and do you think she’d enjoy the serenity of the Danube river? Do you dream of taking a thermal spa in one of the best naturally warm springs in the world and taking in the views of a city that looks even more beautiful after dark? If so, book your mystery trip to Hungary, the country that’s given us Rubik’s cube, color TV, the ballpoint pen and the delicious goulash soup.

Hungary is a great choice for a mystery trip to Eastern Europe.
Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities after dark.

Hope we’ve inspired you and that you will soon plan a mystery trip to Eastern Europe for your loved one. If you want to find out more about trips to Eastern Europe, you may find more detailed info on certain locations in our blog.

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No, You Can’t Be Friends With Your Ex, And Here’s Why

There is one line that an ex can tell you as she breaks up with you that sounds worse than the biggest insult: “We can still be friends”. Even though she may mean it as the words come out of her mouth, there are very real reasons why you simply shouldn’t be friends with your ex.

Thinking About Remaining Friends With Your Ex?

Breaking up is never easy. This is mainly for one simple reason: both partners are not on the same page. One of them is always more invested, more determined to make things work, more in love than the other. Then, the breakup happens, and the dumper might decide to try and keep the platonic part of the relationship – partly because they still care about their ex-partner enough to want them in their life (in a non-sexual way, of course) and partly because it frees their conscience from the guilt of having caused pain. If your girl broke up with you and you’re thinking about remaining friends, you may want to watch this School of Life video before you decide.

Philosopher and founder of the School Of Life, Alain De Botton, explains that “We are deeply attached to the idea that we’re not monsters and as we know, nice people always try to be friends with their exes,” but also adds that “the step from lover to friend is an eternally humiliating demotion”. The person who was rejected will be looking for a sign that things might return to how they used to be again, and the one who left the relationship will never truly be able to offer him comfort, lest the rejected partner misinterprets her kindness as a sign she wants to rekindle things.

Why Beings Friends With An Ex Is A Fallacy

Since true friendship is based on honesty and feeling free to be yourself, this is impossible to do with an ex. As the popular philosopher puts it: “Every sighting of the ex is guaranteed to reignite hope, and then, further insult. One isn’t acquiring a friend, more an unwitting torturer.”

All things considered, it seems clear that trying to remain friends with your ex is a sure-fire way to eliminate all the beautiful moments an ex-couple has shared in their relationship, as the fond memories give their place to feelings of resentment and half-hearted conversations and meetings. As the School of Life video concludes: “There is only one place where the relationship at its best and most enduring light can live on safely: memory.”

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Dating Rules You Must Forget Immediately

In our (sometimes) desperate desire to find our significant other, we turn to a number of experts for the right advice on how to win over our object of desire. However, almost nothing in life is black and white, and the same goes for the way we should deal with romance and dating. Here are some dating rules you need to stop following blindly.

Why These Common Dating Rules Don’t Work

We don’t suggest that you shouldn’t listen to any kind of advice, but here are some reasons why some dating rules may actually be dating myths.

Rule 1. You shouldn’t discuss any sort of serious topics on your dates. While there is some sense to this piece of advice, it should just be followed on the first, maybe even second, date. You may not want to go into a heavy conversation about politics or religion from the word go, but keeping conversations trivial for longer than that is simply wrong. If you are interested in a serious relationship, you need to know that you and your date are on the same page regarding some core issues, at least.

Rule 2. You shouldn’t ever talk about your past relationships. Again, this is a rule that seems very logical. But here, the key is moderation. Incessantly talking about your ex would be a clear sign you are not over her yet and would, no doubt, put your current date off for good. At the other end of the spectrum, though, acting like you don’t have a past can also be indicative of the fact you’re not over your ex yet. The best idea is to be able to discuss your past (no details necessary, of course), thus showing you are not only over it but also wiser for it.

Rule 3. You need to wait an X amount of time before you pursue sexual contact or agree to it. This piece of advice is so outdated it is almost funny. How soon or late you feel comfortable being intimate with someone is an absolutely personal decision and cannot be put into rules and stereotypes. Simply do what your heart desires and what you both feel comfortable with.

Rule 4. You should keep your ‘issues’ to yourself. While it is logical to try to impress her, if you know you have some specific issues (for example, anxiety attacks or commitment issues), it is best to be open about them and let her know what she is deal with from the start. We’re not suggesting that you should go about talking about your dysfunctional family from the first date, but it’s not a good idea to hide who you really are either. Pretending will not make anyone make the right decisions regarding your relationship.

Rule 5. You should play hard to get. How many times have you heard someone telling you not to text her straight away but rather let 2 days pass before you make any kind of contact as a way to play hard to get? In today’s fast-paced world the next guy is one profile swipe or a click away, so why waste time if you know she’s what you want? As in Rule 3, the best policy is to follow your instinct.

Relationship advice helps us deal with difficult, stressful or unknown situations and that’s why it’s so valuable. However, it is ultimately up to you to decide with relationship rules you want to follow and which you should disregard.

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