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Not so long ago we were just “dating.” Over the last several years that has changed dramatically, and there are dozens of terms for the specific type of dating you’re  doing.

There’s a list of new dating trends to expect next year.  They include some interesting, but very specific terms for how, why, and who you’re dating.

The dating site Plenty of Fish just put the goofy list of new dating trends out that we can expect to see in 2023, and they came up with names for all of them.  (Caution: Reading these might make you want to stay single)

Plenty of Fish polled 8,000 singles, and these are the newest dating trends:

1.  Main Character Energy:  Focusing on yourself instead of wasting time on people who don’t meet your standards or needs.  (Seems like kind of a play on BDE, or “Big *Stick* Energy” – if you know what I mean. If you don’t, mom and dad, google BDE). 49% of singles say they have made a recent active change to put themselves first

2.  Eco-Dumping:  Dating (or NOT dating) someone based on how environmentally conscious they are (or are NOT). One in five singles say they know someone who’s dumped someone because their views on climate change and the environment didn’t align. Conflicting opinions on environmental topics can be just as big of a deal-breaker as someone with poor communication skills.

3.  Heat Doming:  Dating someone specifically for their household amenities.  Basically, mooching off their air conditioning, pool, WiFi, or comfortable bed.

4.  Infla-Dating:  Going on less expensive dates because of inflation and the current economic environment. Rising prices are affecting every aspect of our life – including dating. Nearly half (48%) of single Millennials & Gen-Z have suggested going on a less expensive, budget-friendly date. So coupons are now OK!

5.  James-Webbing:  This is kind of silly, but – it’s deciding to date someone after “seeing them through a different lens.”  You know, like how NASA’s new space telescope is giving us a closer, better look at things.  It’s giving potential partners a closer, or second look. 54% say they’ve decided to date someone after getting to know them better and seeing them in a new light.

6.  OnlyPlans:  Repeatedly planning dates with someone, but never actually following through on them, due to an array of (mostly contrived) excuses. Whether it’s that last minute “work emergency,” “too much traffic,”  or the classic “something suddenly came up” – 52% of singles have have done it.

So when it comes to dating, things haven’t really changed at all – we just have fun names for it now!

-Carla Rea


Top Chef Driven Fast Food Restaurant In Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip is inundated with fast food, causal dining restaurants and little hole in the wall places to eats. Very similar to New York City, the Las Vegas Strip can be intimidating with all of the hustle and bustle.

While you’re on journey of exploration through Las Vegas Blvd stop by Top Round which can be found in the heart of Las Vegas. They are located at 3782 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109 which Vegas locals may recognized as the former Bruxie Original Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich. “The Park” which is the outdoor dining commons can be found in between the Park MGM and T-Mobile Arena but on the same side of T-Mobile Arena.

The beef on weck hot spot started in Los Angeles, California back in June of 2013, serving up 100 percent pure ground beef. Five friends, Anthony, Fretz, Jamie, Noah and Saukok, who grew up in St. Louis and Buffalo eating real beef sandwiches wanting to keep the dream alive. Their success speaks for itself opening a second location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Las Vegas is the third Top Round fast food restaurant to open and we are ecstatic to see what the locals think about their iconic “cheese wizz.”

Their menu is expansive with a little something for everyone. Their house specialties features slow-roasted beef sandwiches, hand breaded chicken sandwiches, curly fries, tater tots and frozen custard. They haven’t forgotten their non meat eater customers with fresh salads and grilled cheese. Their websites states that their roast beef is “free of additives, fillers and preservatives.”

Their menu item “horse & hole” is presented as a sesame bottom bun face down, slow roasted ground beef, roasted mushrooms, provel cheese and horseradish cream enclosed with the top of the sesame bun. Most of their slow cooked roast beef sandwiches range from nine dollars to 15 dollars. Their all natural chicken breasts are “hand-breaded, marinated in buttermilk and pickle brine.” If you order a “crispy tenders box” comes with three big tenders, curly fries, pickles and comeback sauce that will pack a punch. The mega box comes in at a whopping $14.95.

If you like to get messy you want to check out their “Dirty Fries.” This popular menu item comes with curly fries with gravy, provel cheese, caramelized onions and round sauce. For $6.99, you can’t beat it!

Lastly, if you don’t order the ice cream custard did you really go to Top Round? They have plenty of concrete combinations like “Pretzel PB Crunch” which is Reese’s Pieces, Pretzels and Chocolate Syrup. They honestly put traditional fast food to shame.

Their hours of operation are:

  • Sunday – Thursday: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.

  • Explore Where You Can Eat Inside Of A Jungle In Las Vegas

    Eat Inside Of A Jungle In Las Vegas

    Las Vegas is the quintessential hub for all things luxury hotels and casinos. They set the standard for hospitality in the nation being one of the top in providing exceptional service.

    The Bellagio Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is no exception to being one of the most extravagant hotel and casinos on the Las Vegas Strip with it’s Europe-village ambiance, upscale shopping and fine dining restaurants.

    The building was inspired from a small “city” in the province of Como which resides in northern-central part of Italy called Lombardy. Bellagio is located on Lake Como providing inspiration for the architecture.

    Walking in and around the Bellagio, one feels as if they have been transmitted into an Italian renaissance with the villa archways and beautiful gardens.

    Some of the most renowned restaurants in the U.S. are offered inside the Bellagio featuring Picasso, Spago and The Mayfair Supper Club.

    Another local favorite is Sadelle’s Café. If you’re not familiar with the hidden gem found in the back of the Bellagio atrium, let us introduce you. Sadelle’s is known for their American style breakfast, all-day brunch and tasty lunch. The Executive Chef, Julian Serrano, is known for making hungry tummy’s full with his American style plates. Found on Bellagio’s website, “I believe a good meal is best enjoyed with friends and family,” says Executive Chef Julian Serrano. Lucky guests may even be seated to look out at the beautiful Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

    We want to showcase three of Sadelle Cafe’s menu highlights including:

    • Sadelle’s Tower which features fish, bagel, tomato, cucumbers & capers
    • Eggs Benedict which features House of salmon or ham, poached eggs, and hollandaise
    • French Toast which features thick cut toast, with fruit and whipped cream

    Notable mentions include the chopped salad and the sticky buns.

    Have you dined at MICHAEL MINA Bellagio? They offer the most freshest, savory and innovative seafood dishes in Vegas. Executive Chef, Michael Mina, is so dedicated to his craft that they get their seafood flown in on a private plane daily. The award-winning restaurant features a fresh raw bar shellfish. Found on Bellagio’s website, “I want to give my guests a culinary journey that they didn’t know they wanted. And at the end of the meal, they are glad that they came and are already thinking about the next trip.”

    We also wanted to showcase three of MICHAEL MINA Bellagio’s menu highlights including:

    • Hamachi Provencal which features raw hamachi, chilled cucumber-serrano broth, harissa roasted cherry tomatoes and sauce vierge
    • Ahi Tuna tartare which features sushi grade Ahi Tuna, toasted pine nuts, Asian pear, habanero infused sesame oil and min
    • Charcoal-Grilled Hot Shellfish which features king crab, pacific & atlantic oysters, gulf prawns, maine lobster, driver scallops, yuzu kosho butter and miso

    Their is a new way to dine at the Italian inspired hotel and casino called the Conservatory Dining Experience. Up to six guests can now eat in the heart of the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at The Garden Table.

    The 14,000 square foot atrium showcases a theme during different seasons through out the year which will inspire a unique pre-fixe dining menu. Delicious food items will be provided by MICHAEL MINA Bellagio and Sadelle’s Café. The current theme is a dramatic jungle or the Jungle of Dreams Conservatory which is being showcased now through September 10.

    Brunch and dinner options are available for purchase. Brunch will be served by Sadelle’s Café where dinner will be served by MICHAEL MINA Bellagio. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Get more details HERE.

    They do have a dress code of resort casual.

    “Conservatory Dinner” Hours of Operation:

    Wednesday – Sunday – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Friday – Saturday – 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

    “Conservatory Brunch” Hours of Operation:

    Open seven days a week – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.